Sportacular has push now!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Branskins, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I updated recently. The server might be overloaded at the moment for your information. Is this the first sports push app?
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Sports tap has had push for a while now
     
  3. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    I have sportacular, sports tap, and espn app and of the three, sportacular's servers always seem "overloaded" at the most inopportune moment. Really annoying.
     
  5. Smrtphoneaddict macrumors member

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    Right now I can't even connect to Sportacular's servers.
     
  6. kledsam macrumors newbie

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    I updated hours ago and got dodger game updates within one minute of a score change. Also, Sportacular has alot more sports with notifications than sportstap. This is what i have been waiting for.
     
  7. severe macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the heads up. Sportacular has been my favorite sports app for a while now. And now with Push, just in time for football season.
     
  8. Randman macrumors 65816

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    ESPN ScoreCenter is getting push in time for football season as well. I'll wait for that.
     
  9. saccento macrumors 6502a

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  10. severe macrumors 6502a

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    The customer ratings challenge your theory by a lot. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It has been stable for me! The notification area is awesome and allows you to really customize it! You can generally choose any of the following: pre-game notification (3 - hour), when an inning/period/quarter ends, when a game starts, when a game ends, and when the score changes. It varies with each game, but it is pretty neat that you can choose how you want to be notified.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    Agreed.

    I was not a fan of Sportstap. I had it for a while but found that I like the UI of Sportacular much more.

    I've been very happy with Sportacular, and have been waiting patiently for push notifications. I'm looking forward to tomorrow to see how well it works.
     
  13. loneapple24 macrumors newbie

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    I can't decide between Sportacular or ESPN. They're both so good in their own ways.
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    So I used Push Notifications for the Dodgers game tonight.

    The notifications came for the first half of the game, but then stopped for some reason. Also, no badges appeared even though I had that option toggled to 'on'.

    I'll try again tomorrow.

    Hopefully it was just a weird glitch and it will be more reliable in the future.:confused:
     
  15. Branskins thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you have customized your push notifications for that sport/game in the Alerts menu! You can turn them off and on for different aspects.
     
  16. Surely Guest

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    I know. And I did.

    Thanks though.
     
  17. green94 macrumors regular

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    I was definitely getting alerts but not any badges. Anyone else seeing the same thing?
     
  18. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    It's back on my phone now that it has push... I like ESPN but tired of waiting for push. I'll probably run them both for a while to see which one I like better.
     
  19. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    The pro version says it has "Customized Push Alerts" that are different from the free version. Can someone tell me the difference? I would love to just get away game updates from my teams.
     
  20. severe macrumors 6502a

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    Yea.. this is confusing. Other than not having ads, what's different? The free version seems to offer customized push alerts. Would they put it in there if it didn't work?
     
  21. dpassen1 macrumors newbie

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    From the developer's twitter:
    twitter.com/sportacular

    "just the ads for now. we have a number of people ask for the option so we put it out there. it will have new features pretty soon"
     
  22. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, dpassen1.
     
  23. curtishd macrumors member

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    D the push notifications really work and get sent in a real time type manner and are they reliable (will I get a push note when each quater ends or will I get them 30 minutes later)? I have the AP app and its push notifications are random if you even get them.
     
  24. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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  25. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    I can set alerts for NBA teams but can't do it for college football. Anyone know how long before college is enabled?


    My orioles updates worked fine earlier.
     

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