Made-in-Malaysia Facebook App is growing at 1,000 new users daily

A Malaysian IT application provider, Just IT, has recently launched a Facebook App called Fantasy World Cup ( and now growing at 1,000 new users per day.

Branded as FanXT (, this Facebook app is a fantasy football game based on the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010.

“We just launched this app on Facebook on 24th of May and it’s already growing so well with Facebook users from around the world. The best part is, we spent zero marketing dollars to promote this app. All our traffic is totally from friends invites. We expect the membership to grow exponentially towards World Cup“, said Melvin Wong, the CEO of Just IT and brand creator of FanXT.

“We emphatically feel that Facebook is a superb platform for viral marketing and we love to see more Malaysian companies embracing this phenomenal social media. Having a Fan Page or Groups may not be sufficient because there are not much interactivity with it. Having a Facebook App creates a more conducive environment for brands to engage with the users. And this makes them coming back for more”

To play the Facebook App, each Facebook user is given a $100 million funds to build his own World Cup team. They can buy players from 32 countries competing in World Cup, such as Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Lionel Messi of Argentina and Wayne Rooney of England.

Besides offering an exciting fantasy football experience, this app also offers live scores, results and fixtures for World Cup 2010. The World Cup news is provided by Bernama as part of their joint venture partnership.

This Fantasy World Cup app is also available in on web, WAP, J2ME, iPhone, Nokia WRT and new Nokia smartphone OS called Maemo.

About Just IT (

Just IT is an IT brand created by Just Mobile Sdn Bhd ( (MSC status company). It offers IT services mainly on applications development on web and Facebook application platform. Conversely, Just Mobile handles the application development on mobile, notably on WAP, J2ME, iPhone, Nokia WRT and Maemo