ESPN Releases Redesigned 'ScoreCenter' App for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Although ESPN's popular ScoreCenter app for iPad recently received a refresh including a visual makeover, the iPhone version had remained the same and continued to lack support for the taller iPhone 5 display for nearly three months after the device's debut. That changed today as ESPN released a completely redesigned app that takes cues from the iPad version. ESPN released the following statement about the new app:
    The updated version of the free ScoreCenter app is now available for download in the App Store [Direct Link]

    Article Link: ESPN Releases Redesigned 'ScoreCenter' App for iPhone
  2. Patdt13 macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
  3. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
  4. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2009
    Mokena, IL
    Why do I have to sing in? What possible benefit could there be for ESPN to force me to do that??...if I want to personalize stuff, I know I'm not being "forced" to do anything.
  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    I love this so much more than the old piece of junk.
  6. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Now that Siri is supporting sports, I've since dropped ScoreCenter and switched to Yahoo's Sportacular. It's nice being able to check a score with Siri and then tap on the score to open Sportacular to get the details of the game.

    I do however use WatchESPN now that my cable company supports it. That is a very handy app.
  7. grassfeeder macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    sportacular is still the best of the bunch IMHO
  8. jsep macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Carlsbad, CA
    You can't click the teams logo to get detailed info about the team.
    You have to login to set favorite teams.
    If you even graze the ad in the bottom (like when you're trying to swipe up), it takes you to safari then the app store. Fun!
    The ad is huge.
    The Game view is awful with 2 giant rows just for the team and score and then a super tiny scroll window for the info about the game. (this is where i hit the ad a lot).
    Recap & Stats are webviews.

    Deleted and am even more happy with Yahoo! Sportacular now. At least in the old version it had the unique cards layout ... now it's just a red bad copy of Sportacular.
  9. negrohero9 macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2012
    I do exactly this! Sportacular has been amazing so I no longer use ScoreCenter. And asking Siri about a score is a no brainer.
  10. bigmikeinnj macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2010
    Jersey Shore
    I am so dissatisfied with the new version of this app. I will NOT be updating it on my iPhone, boy I sure wish I could fall back to the old version on my iPad. I am sight impaired and the iPad is so much easier for me to see.

    Thank you for the tip on Yahoo! Sportacular !!

    Just goes to show you new is not always improved.
  11. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    It may not be better than sportacular, but its definitely better than that old junk
  12. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    That long ad is annoying as (f) in the new version! Ugh. The jail break needs to hurry up so I can get rid of ads in apps.

    They made the iphone version just like the iPad version, I see. I like the new layout, just not the ads.
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 601


    Apr 10, 2008
    hhhmmm after reading this thread I may have to check out sportacular, I've always used scorecenter for sports scores... But maybe the grass is greener.
  14. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    The design looks like they borrowed a lot of Googles designs.
  15. IvanX macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2012
    The whole business of having to register in order to add favourite teams and customise alerts for them is nonsense. They did it with the iPad app first and now iPhone version. No chance I'm giving them my email and other details.
  16. huntermaclean macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2010
    The link provided in the article is for the iPhone version. The iPad version still dates from November. I hate the iPad version whenever I try to select dates during the week to check on games I have no idea what I'm going to get. In other words, it doesn't work!

    Stick with Sportacular.
  17. burnside macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2010
    Yes, it looks better, but Sportacular beats even this new version down. Sportacular is better in every way, lol.
  18. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    + 1 Sportacular all the way.
  19. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    This was a much needed update for the app. I hated swiping through multiple panes to get to a sport. Now I can just tap the bookmark type icon on the upper left to access different sports.
  20. tfigs macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Too late. Already switched

    Sorry ESPN. You took too long to update. I checked out Yahoo! Sportstacular and loved it! Much easier navigation and also used by Siri.
  21. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2012
    I've always used scorecenter until this new update. Looks nice but not as easy to move around in plus I'm not setting up an account just to modify my teams. Thanks for the tip on Sportacular, just installed it and it looks like it will do everything I want it to and easy to maneuver around on.
  22. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2012
    Sportacular would be great if it showed what channels the games are on.
  23. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    I like the new update actually, better than scrolling 5 times to get scores.

    Not a fan of having to sign in to make changes tho.
  24. Spink10 Contributor


    Nov 3, 2011
    Not sure exactly - but I am not a big fan of the update.
  25. sherrie.melton5 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    RE: 'ScoreCenter' App for iPhone

    ESPN ScoreCenter brings you scores, news and standings from sports leagues around the world. It is easy to follow our favorite teams anytime, anywhere. We can stay up to date on the latest scores with personalized scoreboards and alerts. Thanks to Sports App developers for such a wonderful app.

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