ESPN Scorecenter App is gone

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    jrswizzle

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    Has anyone else noticed the ESPN Scorecenter app for iPhone is no longer available on the US store?

    Mine quit working so I uninstalled it figuring I simply would re-download and install but when I went to find it - nothing.

    The iPad app still exists as well as the Android version.

    Anyone have any info? Despite the poor ratings, I actually really like this app and use it daily.
     
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    Maybe they pulled it to make improvements on the app? I had it for a few weeks when they did a complete redesign. I liked the Sportacular app better since the push notifications are more reliable than ESPN.
     
  3. Browns2212, Feb 8, 2013
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    Not positive on this, but they might have replaced it with the "SC Feed" app. Basically, it's the SportsCenter Feed app. You can sign in with your ESPN login or thru Facebook.

    Just looked through it and it doesn't really have any score updates. More of a "news item" app.

    That said, the newly updated Yahoo Sportaclular app is really nice. The old one was OK but they just updated it in the past couple of weeks and now it's pretty sweet.
     
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    I didn't realize they would pull it completely and kill the original app's ability to work.

    I have sportacular too - not a fan of push notifications anyhow and Scorecenter is laid out better IMO. But Sportacular will be what I use until Scorecenter is back I suppose.

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    Interesting - though I'm curious why they would only do this for the iPhone app - the iPad and Android apps are still functioning and available.
     
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    That would make sense. Although I view the SC Feed app more as a sports news app rather than a score app.
     
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    You're correct.

    I use the Yahoo app much more anyways. Like I said above, I REALLY like the new design to the Sportacular app. Version 3.0.2 that is.
     
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    Maybe they accidentally removed it? Can't imagine a major app since iOS 3 would just randomly be pulled. Too much popularity. Plus they just updated it. It'll most likely be back up soon.
     
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    This is what most likely happened. ESPN did it before with ScoreCenter too--they released a new update which was just crashing for everyone, so they removed the app completely (so that people wouldn't update to the new version anymore, and new people wouldn't get it) and then a few days later (possibly even a week later) they brought the app back with another update that fixed the crashing issues.

    Given the latest update introduced similar crashing issues upon launch (even though a lot of people were able to fix them by deleting the app and then installing it again, when it was available), it seems like they are taking the same kind of approach they took the last time it happened (some versions ago).

    What sucks as well is that neither ESPN nor the App Store reviewers caught this rather obvious and pretty bad bug to begin with. It would be rather hard not to come across it, so it's just amazing that they either didn't or went ahead and released/approved it anyway knowing about the issue.

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    Here's even some official ESPN information about it: http://twitter.com/ESPNKevinO/status/299941797227012097
     
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    I too deleted it because it was bugged and then could not reinstall because it was missing. I'm not sure why they didn't just roll back and re-release an older version. Will Apple not let them do that?

    Also, when I was trying to figure out what happened before I came across this thread, I found this: http://www.crn.com/news/security/240146601/espn-app-flagged-for-security-hole.htm

    I wonder if that's related as well, or just coincidental.
     
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    Looks like and updated ESPN ScoreCenter version 3.1.1 has been released a short while ago.
     
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    I gave up on ESPN's Scorecenter. The new format is a step back and so many articles are subscription based. Sportacular is very good and the alerts work well.
     
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    There's definitely that and The Score Mobile.
     
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    The sportcenter feed app is Gone, anyone else have this problem?
     

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