FotMob: iPhone App Video Review
Are you a fan of football? Or, for all of you yanks, are you fan of that good old, grass fairy soccer stuff? Do you hang on every last table, chart, and score you can get your hands on, tracking obscure leagues just to enjoy a little bit more of a season? If so, then boy have we got the iPhone application for you: FotMob, a soccer score tracker, by developer Score Service will be your new best mate from here until Judgement Day. The app is gorgeous, completely functional, and provides you with enough live updates and statistics to satiate even the hungriest of football fans. For our full thoughts on this sports gem for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
FotMob largely splits its time between acting as an all-in-one repository for information about your favorite team(s), as well as a comprehensive tracker for live statistics and play dates. In essence, a user can boot up the app, browse through an exhaustive list of upcoming and current games in their favorite leagues, and then jump to their favorites tab for an in-depth look at each of their absolute top teams. The live-feeds are complimented by live statistics, as well as a wealth of information about line-ups and previous records. Having FotMob is like having your own, personal sports book, only the dang thing fits into your pocket. However, the app doesn’t just stop there.
We loved the ability to track our favorite teams, receiving in-depth looks at news and information as it appears. Adding a team to the favorites tab allowed us to instantly see all relevant RSS feed news stories, as well as previous line-ups, wins, losses, and team changes. It’s brilliantly functional, smoothly efficient, and endlessly engaging for a football fan.
Design and Layout
We have a confession to make: FotMob isn’t our first sports app on the iPhone. That being said, we’re more than willing to ditch the others we’ve been seeing, as FotMob is drop dead gorgeous. The app features a slick tabbed navigation scheme that feels at-home on the iPhone’s Retina display. Furthermore, important statistics and information can all be obtained with the single tap of a finger. Not to mention the fact that all this data is arranged in an intuitive, list-based format that lends itself to easy reading. Add to the mix a wealth of soccer colors and themes, and you’ve gone one impressively attractive interface on your hands.
As if all that weren’t enough, FotMob is completely free in the App Store, though advert-supported. For a small fee you can remove these ads, as well as add notifications. All in all, as there’s no initial cost, we can’t recommend FotMob enough to all our football crazy friends. If you’re a fan of the sport, or even just mildly interested, you owe it to yourself to give FotMob a test-drive.
FotMob requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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