Windows Phone App Roundup: Sports Apps
Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Sports Apps for your Windows Phone
In this week's Windows Phone App Roundup, we're focusing in on sports apps. Apps (not games) that will keep you up to date on all the scores and news from the sports world. We have a few all encompassing apps and then a few that are sports specific.
And now for the customary disclaimer. If an app doesn't make the roundup it should not reflect poorly on things. These are just a collection of apps or games that have stood out to us. If we've missed an app that you think should have been included, sound off in the comments.
ESPN ScoreCenter (free): The ESPN Scorecenter app is one of the all encompassing sports apps for your Windows Phone. The app has sections devoted to your favor teams, leagues and The Lead which covers the top stories of the day. Sports leagues covered by ESPN ScoreCenter include the NFL, NBA, NCAA sports, Premiere League, UEFA Champions League, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, Formula 1, Golf, Tennis, MMA, Cricket, Rugby and more.
ESPN ScoreCenter can provide a ton of sports information to your Windows Phone and the only downside to the app is that navigating around the app can take some time to get used to. ESPN ScoreCenter is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can grab it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Please note that ESPN ScoreCenter is different from the ESPN app exclusive to the Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. That ESPN sports app can be found from the Marketplace app on your Lumia Windows Phone under the Nokia Collection. In a nutshell, it's a more condensed version that some may consider more appealing.
At Bat 12 ($14.99): Once the sticker shock of At Bat 12 passes, baseball fans realize that this Windows Phone app delivers a lot. Features include stats, scores, home and away live radio broadcasts, game day pitch-by-pitch tracker, In-progress video highlights, breaking news, schedules and Live Tile support for pinning your favorite team.
At Bat 12 is one of the most comprehensive sports apps available for your Windows Phone. If you're a Major League Baseball fan, this app may be too tempting to pass up. You can find At Bat 12 here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
ScoreMobile (free): ScoreMobile is much like the ESPN ScoreCenter. ScoreMobile delivers scores, stats, news and videos from a wide variety of sports leagues including NFL, NBA, NCAA Basketball and Football, NHL, EPL, MMA, NASCAR, PGA Golf, and more.
While navigating around ESPN ScoreCenter takes a little getting used to, ScoreMobile lays everything out with a little more ease. You can limit the number of league pages for easier navigation and still access the information from the League page. ScoreMobile is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can grab it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
The Official SEC App (free): Okay...so I'm a little partial to the Southeastern Conference and to be fair, there are other Official Conference Apps for the MAC, CUSA, Big East and WCC. They are all free and all bring all the news, scores, videos and stats from those conferences.
The apps, all developed by XOS Digital, have pages for news, game scores, videos, live events, and a sports page to drill down to your favorite conference sport. When you drill down to a specific sport, the pages become populated with content solely for that sport. The menu page breaks down the standings and rosters for the teams as well as a library page and local link to television videos.
Racefan Ultimate (free trial/$2.99): Racefan Ultimate is your source for NASCAR news, stats and standings. Racefan Ultimate covers all three NASCAR Series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks), provides up to date schedules, standings and drive statistics, In-race leaderboards, and driver profiles.
If you need to keep up with NASCAR while on the go, Racefan Ultimate is a nicely laid out Windows Phone app that is worth a try. There is a free trial version available with the full version of Racefan Ultimate running $2.99. You can find Racefan Ultimate here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Euro 2012 Live (free): There are plenty of soccer news apps for your Windows Phone and we tapped Euro 2012 Live for two reasons. First, it's rated at 4.5 stars based on Marketplace reviews and second, it's free.
Now I'm not a soccer fan but I can see where the features of Euro 2012 Live would be appealing to those who do follow the sport. There is live tile support for your favorite teams, news feeds, live scores, stats, schedules and goal notifications. The goal notification is a setting based on the team. If you want to be notified when the Netherlands scores, just flip the switch.
Euro 2012 Live is a free app for your Windows Phone and you can grab it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
ScoreKeeper (free trial/$.99): Remember going to the ball park and keeping score as the game progresses. ScoreKeeper is designed to let you keep score from your Windows Phone. Be it a major league baseball game, a college or high school game or even you child's little league games ScoreKeeper lets your track pitches, hits, runs, errors and all the baseball stats from the game.
On top of all the stats you can keep, you can share the games progress online through YourGameLive.com. If you like baseball stats, ScoreKeeper is worth a look. There is a free trial version available and the full version of Scorekeeper is running $.99. You can find it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.
So there you have it. These sports apps will keep you up to date with stats, scores, news, and videos from your favorite sporting activities. There are pages and pages of sports related apps in the Marketplace and for those we left out, feel free to sound off in the comments with your recommendations on Windows Phone sports apps.