Sports apps typically aren't the most attractive pieces of software tucked away on Google Play, because let's be honest, why bother? Your average user will just be happy to pull up scores and stats in the palm of their hand, and whether the app adheres to Android's design guidelines occupies about as much thought as that thing they're supposed to be doing instead of watching the game. But if you're as likely to cry foul on a hideous app as you are a bad play, then the latest CBS Sports update may just make you smile.
If an attractive sports app sounds surprising, it gets better. This one comes to us from Sprint, and if there's anything that can make the most hideous apps look relatively stellar, it's carrier designed ones. Okay, this CBS Sports app is actually made by Handmark, who Sprint bought in May of last year (along with is subsidiary OneLouder Apps). Handmark has also developed apps for the Associated Press, Forbes, Time, and others. With that kind of talent behind it, the improved UI is much less of a shock. And if you are a regular user of CBS Sports, you already know that the prior version wasn't too shabby itself.
The changes go deeper than surface level. CBS Sports now tracks NCAA Women's Basketball scores and provides game logs for both the NBA and the MLB. Users can use the app to buy tickets, and they no longer need Twitter to sign in. Overall, version 7 looks like a pretty solid update.
- Fixes bug when opening some team news alerts
- Misc. bug fixes
- Updated UI for a cleaner look & feel
- My Teams right drawer - quickly access your favorite teams & view upcoming games by swiping in from the right
- NCAA Women’s Bball scores and rankings
- Required Twitter sign in removed
- Buy tickets for upcoming games
- News sections now have tweets & videos
- Player game logs for NBA & MLB
- Stat leaders for PGA
Thanks, Dan Owen!