The New ESPN App

Chris Welch, writing for The Verge:

ESPN really wants to be on your phone’s homescreen. And today, it’s taking a pretty big step to get there. The company is relaunching its core apps for iOS and Android through an update coming to the App Store and Google Play. ESPN has spent months working on a cleaner, faster experience for the millions of sports fans who’ve made opening SportsCenter part of their daily routine. But no one’s going to be doing that anymore, because the “SportsCenter” app name is being retired. It’s getting pushed out the door in favor of a simpler approach that ESPN probably should’ve taken from the beginning: the app is now named after the company itself. Not ScoreCenter. Not SportsCenter. Just plain old ESPN.

They have a website redesign scheduled to debut April 1, but as it stands today, ESPN’s app makes their website look like a joke.

Thursday, 12 February 2015