With new technological advances happening every minute of the day, keeping up to date with the latest in play sporting events seems like such a generic task. This is reality. With different apps that cover a broad range of sports, allowing fans to maintain the most accurate minute-by-minute account of different events.
ESPN is one of the largest and most respected sports broadcasters on the planet and their latest brainwave comes in the form of the ‘ESPN Sports Centre app’. This offers a broad interface, with a great range of videos, news, scores, stats and standings. The app puts the consumer in direct contact with the newsroom; its notifications and exciting twitter integration make it the perfect resource for sports fans across the world. ESPN are renowned for providing the most up to date and breaking news stories so fans will never miss a thing; it offers an efficient way of keeping all of your team’s news in one place.
With horse racing becoming more and more popular, it was imperative that the sport became a part of the rapidly rising 21st Century. The historic Racing Post devised an app that allows fans to watch the live section that provides a constant stream of useful racing news and tips 24/7, as well as being a great resource for race-by-race commentary and results during the afternoon and evening events. With the fantastic database that runs similarly to the online version, it allows the consumer to gain an insight into the necessary information to make an informed bet on every race. This is key for upcoming events such as the Grand National 2014.
The highlight of the app though is the ability to download and read the next edition of the Racing Post the evening before it is available in the shops. Never again will you miss the best odds on the big Saturday morning gambles, knowing that you have already placed your bet the night before.
CBS is one of biggest roundups of US sport on the planet. It efficiently covers football; both NFL and NCAA, as well as Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, Golf, Tennis and Soccer. One of the key features is that you can personalise your push notifications, allowing you with the opportunity to view only the sports that are important to you. Another great feature is CBS Sports Radio, which can also be live streamed. Like the ESPN app, it has an interface feature, as well as Bracket Manager, which lets you compete against friends and the entire nation as your favourite NFL competes throughout the season.
The Sky Sports score centre app offers an unrivalled service when it comes to live coverage of the World’s football results and scores. It features a well-updated live Vidiprinter, live commentary, photos and betting odds. It also provides in depth stats and comprehensive line-ups and analysis, as well as live league tables throughout games.
People who are familiar with ‘Bleacher Report’ will recognise the excellent coverage it provides, alongside the thorough journalism and fantastic media accompanying it. Team Stream is the iOS companion to Bleacher, allowing you to select a team and bring together all the stories and information surrounding your team, taken from various sources across the web, featuring local news outlets as well as national sites and blogs. Again, Team Stream boasts an excellent interface.
The BBC is the most experienced news provider around and although its app may not boast the most stand out features, it does provide a solid experience through its firm journalism and media base. It offers the most in-depth reports on all sporting matters and is the perfect place to find any form of fact or statistic.