720 Sport: Written iPhone App Review
Do you crave the latest sport and athletic news every day? How would you like a personalized app with fresh content on sports all the time? Enter 720 Sport, from developer Christopher King. Let’s take a look at 720 Sport and see how it adds up!
In 720 Sport, users can add their favorite teams in a variety of sports to the main menu, then quickly view all related info as it happens on these teams. This includes events calendar, events preview, results, and awesome events recaps. Sports included so far are Nascar, Formula 1, Indy Racing League, Major League Soccer, NBA, NFL, NHL, and Canadian Football League. To add these to your main menu, you will need to select them individually, then pay a $0.99 in-app purchase (IAP) to access them. There is also a neat Bookmarks page with web links dedicated to each sport, easily accessible through the app. When you first add content, you will need to search for it through the ‘Available Content’ page, or you can simply scroll through the listed events to find the ones you want to include. These features, while limited, all work fairly well and are presented well in the app.
720 Sport looks great on the iOS. The menus and graphical design all appear sharp and professional. Results, recaps and other sports event-items are all clear and easy to read. Furthermore, the menu layout is fairly straightfoward. It’s quite simple to choose the teams you want to follow and add them to your tracking board, even from the start.
Overall, 720 Sport has a great interface, loads of sports coverage, and excellent graphics. However, it failed to totally win me over due to its many IAPs required to fully utilize the app. Sure, the app itself is free, but to actually take advantage of the content tracking for various sports, you need to purchase the sports package for each one ($0.99 for Nascar Nationwide Race Calendar and Results, $0.99 MSL Chivas Calendar and Results, etc). For the truly dedicated sports fan who only follows a few events, 720 Sport may be a good option-afterall, it is only $0.99 per pop. However, for those looking for a truly comprehensive calendar and events package over multiple teams and sports, 720 Sports may not be the most affordable choice. Either way, give it a shot today if you are interested in the different app options for sports coverage, since it is free to initially download from iTunes!
720 Sport requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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