Android App of the Day: SportCaster
For anyone that considers themselves to be a sports buff, then you know that it’s hard to find a robust sports app that successfully combines real-time scores and the latest social media news and commentary. With the SportCaster app for Android you get blazing fast stats, play-by-play commentary, and a real-time feed of live comments made by well-known sports analysts, bloggers, and writers. SportCaster covers all major sports including the NFL and NCAA football, NBA and NCAA basketball, NHL hockey, MLB baseball, all major soccer leagues, plus NASCAR and F1 auto racing. Sounds good right?
- Includes all major sports
- Supports NFL and NCAA football, NBA and NCAA basketball, NHL hockey, MLB baseball, all major soccer leagues, NASCAR and F1 auto racing
- Real-time scores
- Real-time commentary
- Enter your fantasy roster and get player updates
- Receive news on your favorite teams
- See live commentary feed from players
- View college sports polls
- View team stats and schedules
- View NCAA leaderboards
- Link your Twitter account to share and comment directly right from the app
- Free app is robust
- Sleek UI with two different color themes
- Developer team is always adding new teams to app
- Support is helpful and responsive
- Having an active Twitter account is necessary to optimize this app’s main features
- Pop-up ads get in the way of navigation bar, very sensitive and get annoying
How it works:
After you download the app you are immediately sent to settings where you can do the following:
- Link your Twitter account (highly recommended)
- Choose which leagues you want to monitor
- Browse for teams
- Customize Tweet feed
- Add your favorite teams
- Choose either a dark or light color theme for the app
- Upgrade to an ad-free version of the app
The homepage features five main category icons including:news, teams, scores,standings, and fantasy. Use the navigation ribbon at the top of the app to quickly switch between categories. You can also go back to the home screen by tapping on the icon on the top left side of the whatever screen you are in.
- News displays a live feed of tweets from some of the leading analysts and top players related to the teams you have selected to manage.Tapping on a specific tweet gives you the option to either share the tweet, directly comment back, or see the profile of the person who created the tweet.
- Teams displays your selected team’s schedule, related tweets, and updated player stats.
- Scores displays real-time score information as well as a live twitter feed on the top of the page.
- Standings displays the latest rankings and divisional leaderboards.
- Fantasy section displays updated fantasy related news from the leading fantasy experts on Twitter.
Conclusion: SportCaster is a robust app choice for the sports fan that is looking to not only stay on top of the latest sports scores and player stats, but also stay in touch with related social media news. If you enjoy your sports teams and are an actively use your Twitter account, then this app truly provides a successful marriage of real-time sports and Twitter in a smooth and well designed UI.
SportCaster is available for free in the Google Play Store. Requires Android 2.0 and higher. Play Link
This is part of our Android App of the Day series. We take our favorite app for Android for each day and post it here for you to check out. Feel free to check out all of our App of the Day posts here.