SportCaster Android App Combines Sports w/ Social
The SportCaster Android app combines live sports scores and stats with the latest related social media news and commentary.
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 3.01MB (apps2SD enabled)
- Category: Sports
- Price: Free
SportCaster aims to fill the gap between watching live sports and discussing/reading about it in real-time. The homepage features five starting points; scores, standings, conversation, schedules, and fantasy. Use the navigation ribbon at the top of the app (specifically the icon on the far right) to quickly switch between the aforementioned sections.
The Score section is customizable with the leagues you care about most. Currently, this app supports only the NFL and major NCAAF conferences. However, the app’s description states that baseball, basketball, hockey, and other sports will be added as their official seasons begin. Tap on a game you’re interested in or are watching to see what’s being said on Twitter. Conveniently, there is the option to post directly from the app after authorizing SportCaster from within Twitter.
The Conversation section displays general tweets from some of the leading analysts and top players. Similarly, the Fantasy section features up-to-the-minute fantasy news from the “top fantasy gurus on Twitter.”
For the latest rankings and divisional leaderboards, check out the Standings section. The NCAAF section includes AP, Coaches, and BCS rankings alongside individual conference standings. To switch between leagues, tap the league name at the top of the screen (NFL or NCAA Football).
- Social scoreboard combines live scores with real-time tweets
- Link your Twitter account to share and comment directly
- Up-to-date divisional standings and league rankings
- Fantasy team import and tracking coming soon!
Areas for improvement:
- Simplify process of adding a team or conference as a favorite across all sections
- Option to separate (or more clearly differentiate) leagues in the Scores section
Conclusion: SportCaster offers an exciting synergy of live sports updates and social media commentary all in real-time.
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