Review BBC Sport Android app

The BBC first release its official Sport app run on iOS, and now a month later it has come to Android. Fans, however, couldn’t wait that long and so there were already several apps that took publicly available BBC content and reorganized it in application form. That means there’s already plenty to compare this version to.

Category: Hi-Tech Viewing 1992 | Added in May 27, 2013

4 Responses

  1. avatar Ruggerfella Says:
    May 27, 2013

    From my limited experience of using the app, what I found most frustrating was not being able to customise my homepage. Not being a sports snob, but I really only ever check news for one sport and so it would be very convenient for me to go straight to that page rather than the generic sports headlines.

    Also, the point about swiping left I find of limited use, because it does exactly the same as tapping the 'settings/quick links' button in the top left of the screen.

    Another, related, bugbear is the lack of settings. I want the option of customisability in an app, as it's rare that an app is perfect. Things like being able to choose a homepage, formatting and presentation seem like obvious options that should be available.

  2. avatar Seanjenkins Says:
    May 27, 2013

    Citing the splash screen as a positive is a bit odd. I find them very irritating obstacles to acquiring content.

    The app itself, from the screenshots, looks typical BBC. As if designed for 4 year old children

  3. avatar Jonesy555 Says:
    May 27, 2013

    As with the apple one, whats the point?  They're the same as the website without the news element.

  4. avatar Ruggerfella Says:
    May 27, 2013

    While in some cases the content is nearly identical to the website version, apps can be more accessible for touch-screen inputting. I couldn't say this is necessarily the case for the BBC sport app (I'll need to have a tinker this weekend when the rugby's on methinks) but that should be the thinking behind making an app (for the sake of having an app.

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