ESPN SportsCenter

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Description of App: 

Introducing the all-new SportsCenter app, a supercharged update to the popular ScoreCenter app packed with live scores, breaking news, video highlights, in-depth analysis, personalized alerts and more. What more could any sports fan ask for?

Features include:
- Instant scores and updates on the biggest games of the day as well as your favorite teams
- Breaking news and analysis across hundreds of leagues and teams, all powered by ESPN's authoritative newsroom
- Dozens of notification options: never miss another kickoff, scoring play, substitution, final whistle or tidbit of breaking news
- Add, edit and remove favorite teams quickly and easily for a customized experience throughout
- Deep Twitter integration for a social perspective on news, rumors and gossip

 

Version: 

4.0.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 5/5c/5s

Accessibility Comments: 

For the most part it is hard to use in a meaningful way. I use this to tell me of the sports alerts. Unfortunetly, it is a hit and miss in what kind of experience you will find with this app. There are buttons that are label just fine, some have no labels, and others that are just not clear in what they are used for. The News are there. However, flicking to the left and right doesn't work. Scores and such are very hard if they work at all. To look at certain part of the screen. You will hear clicks as there is something to see. So there are quite a few elements that are not being read by VO.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@scorecenter

Comments

Notifications

The only thing I was able to do with this app is set up notifications for my favorite teams and sports. Honestly though if only one part of this app worked, I'm glad it is the alerts. You can choose to get breaking news headlines as well as be alerted of the beginning and end of games, as well as be updated on scores. It even plays the little ESPN sound like on TV. You can not read articles with this app at all. At least in my experience. I use the new USA Today app for that now. If FOX Sports would get rid of auto-refresh, I might use their app instead. Just my two cents....

help with notifications

Hello, this app is really difficult to manage, but I'd like to try the notification in tennis. I don't know if it is possible to have update of each game but I think yes, I'd like to set up the notification but I don't know how to do it. could you explain me?

Now ESPN SportsCenter but no more accessible

This now has a new name and a new look. What it doesn’t have is improved accessibility.
 
What's New in Version 4.0.0
 
  • ScoreCenter is now SportsCenter
  • Speed: Faster than Calvin Johnson going deep 
  • Favorites: Your team news and scores in an instant
  • Clubhouses: Content central for every team and league under the sun 
  • ESPN Now: Your one-stop-shop for real-time scores and social updates 
  • Inbox: A dedicated home for personalized content from news to alerts to scores 
  • Enhanced Game Pages: New native sharing and one-click GameCast access 
  • Search: Easily navigate to teams, leagues, and sports to view content or add to favorites