Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category
To kick off the upcoming NBA (Basketball), NFL (American Football) and NHL (Ice Hockey) seasons for 2011/2012 – a bunch of new mobilewares sports apps for Windows Phone 7 have been published to Marketplace.
NBA Season 2011/2012
NFL Season 2011/2012
NHL Season 2011/2012
These apps are built using an updated version (v1.9) of the mobilewares fixture engine – which provide a bunch of great functionality for keeping up with your favorite sports including :
- Nominate the team you follow (UI is customized around this team).
- View Schedules by Date/Week or by Team.
- View Embedded Scores/Ladder
- View Upcoming Matches.
- Browse Latest RSS News Feeds from Major Sites
- View Comprehensive Venue details with Maps
- View Additional Scores/Player/Team Stats Online
- Auto Converts Match times to Your Local Time.
- Auto Updates Fixtures as changes are made
- View Team Guides with dedicated Team Pages
- Hide Live Scores via Settings (for when you are watching delayed telecasts)
Some screenshots are taken from the NFL Season 2011/2012 product below.
The other existing apps which also use this fixture engine (AU Footy Fixtures, AU League Fixtures, MLB 2011 – see http://mobilewares.net/wp7apps.aspx) have also been updated to provide the new functionality added to v1.9 (which includes live scores/ladder, UI redesign, online/auto updating fixtures and other new bits) – please don’t forget to update to the latest version if you have one of these products installed already.
Please visit the mobilewares site – http://mobilewares.net for more information – otherwise please use the Zune (deep) links at the top of this post to view these apps in WP7 Marketplace.
A bunch (4) of new apps have been submitted for certification to Windows Phone 7 Marketplace – which caters for those who are into sport.
These apps all use the recently developed ‘mobilewares Fixture Engine Technology’ (aka MFET – or at least until I come up with a sexier name) – to deliver a consistent and easy to use User Interface for keeping up with your favorite sports.
The four apps are :
AU Footy Fixtures 2011 – for AFL (that’s Aussie Rules Football for you non Australians)
AU League Fixtures 2011 – for NRL (Australian + Slightly Kiwi Rugby League)
ICC World Cup Fixtures 2011 – for the upcoming Cricket World Cup in February-March.
Super Rugby Fixtures 2011 – for SANZAR Super 15 Rugby (Union)
Note : Click on any of the above links to visit the specific product pages on the mobilewares.net website.
All the apps share a similar set of features (populated with appropriate metadata and imagery/logos) :
- View Upcoming Matches for the Comp + Nominated Team.
- Browse Entire season (or tournament) for selected Teams.
- View Round by Round (or day by day) fixtures as well as finals schedule.
- Browse Latest RSS News Feeds from Major Sites with team specific feeds
- Comprehensive Venue details with interactive Bing Maps
- Preloaded Images/Data minimizes bandwidth.
- Easy to use and Intuitive User Interface
Each app will be available shortly on Marketplace in the Sports category (as soon as MSFT publish/certify them) – and will sell for USD$1.99 each. Trial versions are available for each so you can take it for a test drive first.
Here’s some screenshots below of what you can expect (taken mostly from the AU Footy Fixtures 2011 app) :
I hope to bring out more of these apps (for other sports and competitions) over coming months..
stay tuned – and check them out in the Sports section of Windows Marketplace shortly!