As TechCrunch says, “they’re not ESPN”, but the apps they’ve put out so far are much better. They have a very popular fantasy football league on Facebook, and an app that ties directly into it. It’s superb.
Even better is their “Sportacular” app (free version, $1.99 version). It’s somewhat similar to the ESPN ScoreCenter app, but it does so much more. It has tons of scores, stats and features, and push notifications for all kinds of events. You can get notifications on a single game, or all games from a team. From there, it gets even more granular and lets you choose to be alerted:
- Pre-Game (3 hr)
- Game Start
- Game End
- Score Change
- Inning/Period End
- Every 3rd Inning (baseball, of course)
This lets me do some cool things. I have it set to give me the “Game End” alerts for Atlanta Braves games. I’m a casual fan, and it’ll be nice to see final scores roll in. During football season, though, I have it set to alert me when some teams Start and End, so I can know when to look for the game on TV.
They’ve got some slick stuff going. Check out the screens below for a bit more info.