FreeESPN is the name in sports news, and their apps have definitely proven popular. We have seen numerous updates the Sportscenter app for iPhone, and the Scorecenter app for iPad. Today, ESPN introduced a completely overhauled app that is now universal for all iOS devices. ESPN first told of this update back in November, and they planned to launch it by the Super Bowl. They missed it by just a couple of weeks, but now it’s available complete with an all new design technology and layout that emphasize consistency across platforms.
The ESPN app begins with a three column layout with scores, news, and what’s happening now. On the iPhone, each column fills the screen, and you swipe to move between each one. On the iPad, all three columns are displayed at once for a complete sports dashboard. The ESPN app also focuses on customization allowing you to input your favorite sports teams with specialized sections for each team you follow. The individual team pages are just a tap away, and they’re filled with scores, news, and what’s happening, but filtered for your team. There are also the familiar notifications, but now even more granular to tie into different updates for your teams. Finally, there is a tab for broadcasts with on-air and podcasts, as well as a tab for your inbox of your teams.
ESPN (Free, Universal) is an all new app that is a great sports resource with a well thought out layout, slick design, and customizable feature set.