Call the Shots with SnapCall Sports


Price: Free
SnapCall Sports: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

SnapCall Sports, by TopSpin Networks, Inc., lets the inner athlete in iOS users get a chance to shine. Developed by professional sports writers, SnapCall Sports is an app that gives users the chance to compete against other SnapCall Sports players to see who can most accurately predict plays during actual sporting events. Predicting popular viewer opinions is also a part of this app. All questions in SnapCall Sports are posed in real-time.


SnapCall Sports’ features are all geared towards giving sports fans a way to more “actively participate” in sporting events, all from the comfort of their couches. Like its name suggests, SnapCall Sports mainly focuses on challenging users’ abilities to predict plays in sports. However, unlike some other similar games, SnapCall Sports features live-action questions provided by professional sports writers; this way, the app’s questions are never static—they are as dynamic as the teams on the field. Other features of SnapCall Sports include a ranking system that pits each SnapCall player against all others watching that game, in-game commentary provided by the SnapCall writers, and the ability to chat with friends or groups of other players during a game. While not every professional sporting event is currently covered by SnapCall Sports, the app does feature a schedule of covered events that is updated weekly, allowing users to have plenty of time to determine which events they’d like to play SnapCall during. Currently about eight games per week are scheduled to be covered by SnapCall, and the developers plan to expand this coverage as the app increases in popularity.

SnapCall Sports iPhone App Review

Appearance and Layout:

SnapCall Sports is a well-designed app overall. Users are first prompted to create a profile, which then gives them pretty much instant access to using all features of the app. SnapCall Sports is definitely a no-nonsense app; the layout is practical, and very minimal graphics are employed throughout the app. However, this lack of over-the-top graphics really isn’t anything to complain about at all. The purpose of SnapCall Sports is to provide game-watchers with a way to test out their game-prediction skills, and any unnecessary graphics in the app would only hinder the smooth layout of it. As it is, navigating through this app is beautifully simple and practical. Chatting in SnapCall Sports looks just about the same as any other regular iOS messaging conversation.


SnapCall Sports is a free app, and for those within its target audience, SnapCall Sports will be a great addition to their app library. SnapCall provides a fun way for couch coaches and home refs to actually feel more engaged in the event, and the competitive nature of this app is obviously perfect for anyone who loves sporting events. The live action aspect of SnapCall Sports is particularly impressive for a free app.

SnapCall Sports iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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