NFL App????

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bhimpele, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. bhimpele macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Now that MLB has perhaps the best app of ALL TIME, who fell asleep over at the NFL? Why is there at least an official NFL app? Ideally they would allow for some time of audio/video streaming. They should model after MLB. A HUGE missed opportunity for $$ for the NFL and APPLE.
  2. aforty macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    The only one who could make such an app is the NFL itself since it involves broadcasts and whatnot. Difference is MLB has a dedicated "advanced media" team to do the website, the app, gameday audio, video,, etc. NFL has websites that look like they were made in 1998. You do the math...
  3. bhimpele thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    I agree, I suppose that I what my complaint is aimed at. They need to modernize!
  4. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Downloaded the (excellent-looking) Wimbledon 2009 App yesterday and it got me thinking about stuff like this...

    I wish the Premier League would do something similar... even if they charged like £5-£10 for it, I think there'd be a HUGE market for the App, if it came with push updates of scorelines, video highlights, etc etc...
  5. dmb8021 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    I thought the reason the NFL didn't have an app was because they have a deal with Sprint
  6. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    Would LOVE to see an NFL app but I don't think it will happen, this year at least.....
  7. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    It's funny how they used to say that baseball was behind the times but they have embraced the internet more than other sports. NFL should learn from MLB. That way I can watch my Cowboys all the time.
  8. ChiliBlue macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I was with my mom at a Sprint store a few days ago and the sales people kept saying that exact same thing. According to what they said, Sprint has an exclusive deal with the NFL and cell phone content. To bad for the NFL because I know I would put down $10.00 in a heartbeat for a NFL app like the MLB one.
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    NFL rep: "Well you can when you buy NFL Sunday Ticket, only on DirecTV."
  10. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    The need to explore all markets... a $9.99 NFL app similar to the MLB app would sell like CRAZY. They would be losing money by not making an app.
  11. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    to bad cause sprint sucks bad
  12. arykmax macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
  13. MSD401 macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2006
    Ogden, UT
    its to bad really ... the NFL has exclusives with Direct TV and Sprint .. .well Direct TV isnt as bad as Sprint they are certainly missing out on TONS AND TONS of revenue... but what do we know we are only fans...

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