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Auto Trader's Goodwood APP Puts the AR into Racing PR Newswire LONDON, June 11, 2012 LONDON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Trader, sponsors of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show, have built and just launched the first ever official Goodwood Festival of Speed mobile app for this year's event. The free-to-download app has a UK first augmented reality racing game featuring the iconic Goodwood hill climb, and also enables visitors to enjoy unprecedented levels of functionality whilst attending the festival. To increase the excitement around the game and to celebrate 35 years of Auto Trader heritage visitors will have the chance to win an Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde at the Auto Trader stand. A user can practise and play against their friends before and during the event, but in order to compete and have a chance of winning the brand new car they have to play the augmented reality racing game at the specifically assigned track on the Auto Trader stand. To play the racing game, wannabe champions simply need to open the Auto Trader Challenge racing game within the Goodwood app and place the camera over the Auto Trader magazine or the #ATchallenge gameboard. With several players chomping at the bit for the perfect racing line, bumping your opponent off course with a friendly nudge becomes all too important.

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Auto Trader's Goodwood APP Puts the AR into
Racing
PR Newswire
LONDON, June 11, 2012
LONDON
,
June 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Auto Trader, sponsors of the Goodwood Moving Motor Show, have built and just
launched the first ever official Goodwood Festival of Speed mobile app for this
year's event. The free-to-download app has a UK first augmented reality racing
game featuring the iconic Goodwood hill climb, and also enables visitors to
enjoy unprecedented levels of functionality whilst attending the festival.
To increase the excitement around the game and to celebrate 35 years of Auto
Trader heritage visitors will have the chance to win an Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio
Verde at the Auto Trader stand. A user can practise and play against their
friends before and during the event, but in order to compete and have a
chance of winning the brand new car they have to play the augmented reality
racing game at the specifically assigned track on the Auto Trader stand.
To play the racing game, wannabe champions simply need to open the Auto
Trader Challenge racing game within the Goodwood app and place the camera
over the Auto Trader magazine or the #ATchallenge gameboard. With several
players chomping at the bit for the perfect racing line, bumping your opponent
off course with a friendly nudge becomes all too important.
The app guides visitors around the Goodwood Festival of Speed, taking place
28
th
June to 1
st
July 2012, with the latest information on timetables and events
ensuring they get the most out of their day. There is also a facility for users to
create their own bespoke plan of events that features handy reminders when
shows are about to start.
Jonathan Williams, Consumer Marketing Director at Trader Media Group, said:
"As well as the stand at the show, we developed the app to ensure visitors had
an interactive experience of the show as well as some fun with the augmented
reality racing game which is also great to play with a couple of friends."
The official Goodwood Festival of Speed iPhone app from Auto Trader, the UK's
number 1 online and mobile website to buy or sell your car, featuring the AR
game is available to download for free from the Apple App Store- here. Please
also visit the Goodwood page on the Auto Trader website.
Key features of Auto Trader's official Goodwood Festival of Speed iPhone app
include:
Augmented reality racing game with support for up-to four players across
different devices
News reel updated live by the Goodwood team
Detailed map of the Goodwood festival
Live Twitter tracker showing the location of geo-tagged tweets
Lap time leader-board
Events calendar
Find my car feature
Compatible on iPhone (3Gs models and above), iPod Touch and iPad (iPad 2
models and above)
Hidden feature in the 'About Auto Trader' page
Play from the front cover of Auto Trader magazine (latest edition)
About Auto Trader:
Visit the mobile website at http://www.autotrader.mobi
Visit the website at http://www.autotrader.co.uk
Visit the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/autotraderuk Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/autotrader_uk
About Auto Trader:
Auto Trader is the UK's number one motoring website and drives more leads to
dealers than any other company in the UK. With over 10.8 million monthly
unique users, carrying out over 135 million searches on new and used vehicles,
Auto Trader dominates the online classifieds market.
Over 2.2 million people access Auto Trader via their mobile devices every
month, through the mobile-optimised site and apps developed for
iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia. Auto Trader is part of Trader Media Group. For
more information, visit http://www.autotrader.co.uk
Trader Media Group is
Europe's
largest specialist multi-media group and
supplier of leading automotive marketing products and services. B2B brands
included in the Trader Media Group stable include: Auto Trader, RAZSOR,
2
nd
Byte and Autotrade-mail. The Group also offers a range of other specialist
classified listings and publications including Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader,
Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Farmers Trader and Top Marques -
with the largest reach in their sectors, through web traffic and magazine
readership. Trader Media Group operates in the UK,
Ireland
and
South Africa
and is jointly owned by Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners. For more
information, visit http://www.tradermediagroup.com
* Experian Hitwise's most searched for brand of 2010 data (22 March 2011)