Ten Impressive iPhone Sports Apps
iPhone sports apps are among the thousands of mobile device applications available in the iTunes App Store. Whether you get in the game with a free app, or you pay to play, the following apps are bound to score well with iPhone fans.
|Sports app||Cost of app||App’s best features||App-related things to think about|
|ESPN ScoreCenter||Free (ad supported)||Comprehensive coverage of scores for just about any sport and
team; awesome, intuitive interface
|Getting back to top of long lists is a challenge.|
|Fox Sports Mobile||Free (ad supported)||Deep sports coverage (not as comprehensive as ESPN ScoreCenter)
that includes news, videos, stats, standings, and team
|Moving from sport to sports requires tapping a button in the
top-right corner — not particularly unintuitive.
|JIRBO Paper Football Signature Edition||$4.99 (free, ad-supported version is time limited) US||It’s fun, and flicking a paper football across the table will
harken you back to days of play in the school cafeteria.
|Limited physics make such moves as the spinning football all
|MLB.com at Bat||$9.99 US during season; free off-season||Live streaming video, real-time box scores, game stats, and
more during season; news, video, team info, and previous season
|Unpredictable video quality; some games are unavailable or
blacked out in certain areas.
|Sportacular Pro||$1.99 US||Football, baseball, soccer, golf coverage includes current and
past scores of leagues, along with upcoming schedules.
Feature-rich, good design and interface
|Could cover more sports|
|CBS Sports Mobile||Free (ad supported)||Colorful graphics, video clips from CBS’s extensive coverage,
and access to current college polls
|Clunky, slow interface|
|Fantasy Football Cheatsheet ’09||$1.99 US||“Up-to-the-minute” player news and injury reports for some 500
ranked players, enabling multiple draft pick lists
|Each new season gets a new app, so shop accordingly.|
|GolfLogix Golf GPS||Free limited download||Detailed info — such as distances to layups; hazards; and
front, center, back of every green — on 24,000 golf courses
around the world
|Requires in-app purchase of $39.95/year after 24 hours|
|PocketDyno+||$12.99||Measure and store drag racing performance of your vehicle,
including real-time Gs, speed, and distance, 0 to 60 MPH (or
100km/h) time, estimated wheel horsepower, and trap speed.
|Don’t try this on the street, kids.|
|Ski and Snow Report from SkiReport.com||Free||Frequently updated reports on resort status, including snow
base for open resorts, new snow, and how many lifts and trails are
|If you’re a skier or snowboarder, feeds your obsession for
checking ski and snow reports.