Tag: sports

ScoreMobile Launches BlackBerry PlayBook App With News, Video and More


ScoreMobile is an incredibly successful app for BlackBerry that brings the latest sports scores and news all together in a single app. The company has announced that its fully optimized PlayBook version is now available and it provides fans with access to real-time scores, stats, news, live blogs and original video. ScoreMobile offers features for TV companion viewing including interactive live blogs and Twitter streams of sporting events. The app even works in both landscape and portrait modes.

For the developers out there who may be interested, the ScoreMobile app was built using HTML 5 and the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS.

Get the free ScoreMobile app from App World at this link.

The Hockey Scores App Updated With In-App Payments to Remove Ads


Yesterday, RIM released the official update to App World which brought in-app payments. Eric at Ebscer let us know that the Hockey Scores app has been updated to version 2.4, which gives users the ability to make a one-time in-app payment to remove all advertising from the app. Removing ads from the application costs just $0.99, and the option is shown in both the menu and on the about page. Remember, if you’re not running App World 2.1, you won’t have this option.
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RIM and Umpires TV Launches You Make the Call Baseball Game


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About 6 months ago we posted about You Make the Call, a game for baseball fanatics that shows you an HD video of a baseball play and then asks you to make the proper judgement, as though you were the umpire. The plays are really difficult to judge and the game is a great concept, but it still needs a little work. The You Make the Call app features:

  • Baseball video challenges that provide three possible answers and 10 seconds to choose correctly
  • Answers and explanations that review key elements of play
  • Intense competition – players can win points, see where they rank against others, beat their own score, and even challenge a friend

Currently, the app is around 6MB, which is a huge memory savings considering it was originally over 200MB. The problem is that the video files take up a lot of space for the game, so if you don’t have much memory on your device, be careful with installing this. Hopefully they figure out how to keep the video on the SD card, separated from the app itself. It’s also not clear what their device support is like so some users may have a better experience than others.

Download the app for your BlackBerry here.

Leroy’s Sportsbook Releases Gambling App for BlackBerry


Leroy’s Sportsbook, owned by American Wagering, has launched a BlackBerry app that lets you gamble from your BlackBerry, as long as your GPS says you are located in Nevada and you have registered in person at an American Wagering location to avoid underage gambling or identity theft.

After signing up, players will receive a download link via text message. The app then lets players bet on sporting events with options for straight and parlay bets as well as in-game wagering.

To download the app, the site gives the following links but they seem to be broken. It could be that you need to be in Nevada to even download app.

Download OTA for the BlackBerry Storm or Torch (or newer) click here (OS 4.7 and higher)
Download OTA for all other Blackberrys click here (OS 4.6 or lower)

New GPS Rangefinder Golf App by AccelGolf Now Available


This week, AccelGolf launched a new BlackBerry version of their GPS Rangefinder and Scorecard app. The app works for the BlackBerry Curve, Bold, Tour, Storm, Storm2, 8800, and Pearl models. The GPS Rangefinder app provides three modes of distance tracking:

Landmarks View - Use this list of landmarks to check your precise distance to the front, center, and back of green, and distance to hazards.

Aerial Hole View - See the entire course before tee-off to determine distances for your planned strokes. Plan all shots before tee-off with a plotter that provides distances required for each stroke.

Aerial Green View - Before your approach shot, check your distance to any point on the green with pinpoint accuracy.
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Snaptu Live Football Scores with Social Network Integration


We have seen a lot of World Cup apps and it’s worth mentioning Snaptu as well. Snaptu is a free app that includes Facebook, Twitter, games, weather and around 30 other features. The most relevant feature is of course the Live Football Scores service that lets you check live scores, news and updates.

Download Snaptu from snaptu.com or point your browser to m.snaptu.com.