07
Jul
espnradio

ESPN hasn't exactly been the poster child for great app design in the past. While the company has made several Android apps, many of them have looked rather atrocious and a bit too iOS-y. ESPN, however, has re-launched its ESPN Radio app. The old app appears to have been made by independent company Airkast, while the new app has been brought in-house. And, apparently, ESPN's house does a fine job of making an app. Just take a look:

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The old ESPN Radio app

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And the shiny new one

The new app adheres much more closely to Google's app guidelines and looks much better for it. If you already had the app installed previously, you'll probably need to redownload it from the Play Store, as it has a new pname on the Play Store and the old version has been removed. The new version requires Android 2.1 and up, so even though the app has gotten a fancy facelift, don't worry if you're not part of the 11% of users on 4.0 or above.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • tanknspank

    Scorecenter needs the same treatment

  • vs8

    Now fix the shitty score center and the rest of the apps and I'all be happy.

    • http://twitter.com/kdiddy591 Kenneth Byrd

      I thought it was updated--with video and articles added.

  • FrillArtist

    Scorecenter needs to be updated as well. It's absolutely horrible.

  • Keith0606

    Audio still shuts off when you turn the screen off almost immediately. And only lasts a couple minutes if you multitask.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      What device is that?

      • Keith0606

        Galaxy nexus. Things got better after restarting my phone though. Seemed to work normally at that point.

  • Jack

    Now if facebook re-made their app

  • EFFSheep

    It's pandering espn... who gives a rat's ass.

  • Mel

    tunein is a better espn radio app

  • EB

    You're a friggin moron. Yeah, it's been updated, so that it's no longer free and they wiped out your value if you paid for an earlier version. To do something crazy like listen to an actual ESPN radio program, it will cost you $5. Some upgrade. Give me low design and good function over a slick bait-and-switch money grab anyday. "Snarky technophile", more like oblivious luddite...