Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The BBCReader for the iPhone provides news and information from the BBC. This is not an official BBC application, but gets the news from the BBC Site. When you start up the app, there are 3 tabs at the top of the screen. Notice the little arrow I'm highlighting, this allows you to pick which information you want to appear on the currently selected tab.
Once you click on button, you get this control, which allows you to select the information you want displayed on the tab.
Here is the what the tab I configured for the BBC coverage of soccer looks like. Nice summaries of each article. If you click on a story, you are shown a snapshot of the Web page that the story comes from.
Finally, what sets this app apart and what the negative nimrods on the iTunes store seem to miss is the ability of the app to cache stories. It downloads and caches the story for you. Click on the info button and you can configure the application to read the stories offline. Very nice if you want to read your news on a plane.
One the whole a very nice app. I give it a 4 out of 5.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Sports Tap is a free sports score application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The main focus of this application is, of course, showing game scores. The application does this quite well and is very comprehensive. It includes coverage of baseball, football, soccer, car racing, tennis, hockey and golf. Soccer coverage is the best for any sports application that I have seen to date. The app includes scoring for the English, Itallian, Spanish, German, French, Scottish, Dutch, Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, and American soccer leagues. A must have app if you are a soccer fan.
In addition to scores, the app also includes news headlines, standings and stats for the sport you have selected. The information is up to date and the stories current and relevant.
The app also includes some customzation features that allows out identify our favorite teams. This puts your teams scores at the top of the page for the selected sport. Here are some samples of what the news screens look like:
All in all, this is a great app for the sports fan. I give it a:
5 out of 5