BBC Sport - News & Live Scores

Last modified
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Description of App

The official BBC Sport app is the sports fan’s guide to live sport news, stats, fixtures and results, curated by the BBC’s team of sport journalists.

Main features:

  • Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport.
  • A page for Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis, Golf
  • A page for all the other main sports, UK nations, plus major events
  • Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
  • Detailed football live scores, match stats and text commentaries
  • A full season’s football fixtures and results searchable by day
  • Football tables
  • Customise the app with quick links to your favourite sport
  • Share stories and results by email and on social networks
  • Links to the BBC mobile site for stats pages for other sports, football team and league news. These will become available in the app in a future release
  • The BBC will be adding new features to the app and will notify you when they become available in the app store.

A 3G or Wifi connection is required in order to access content.

The BBC Sport app is available on iOS versions 5.0 and above.

Version

1.2.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9

Accessibility Comments

This is extremely accessible with VoiceOver, and there is plenty to indicate that this is by design rather than chance.

So far, the nearest that I can get to a real issue is the one option in the settings, where the checkbox doesn't give any indication of its state. Other than this, the developers seem to have done everything possible to make this easy to use and navigate for VoiceOver users. Great job, BBC!

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

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Comments

Submitted by Henny Swan on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hello and thank you for the feedback, I'll pass this onto the team who did, as you say, work hard on doing all they could to make this accessible. I've located the checkbox with a missing label and will pass this onto the team as well.

Submitted by Rajesh Malik on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It sounds like a wonderful app, something I would definitely use, but it does not appear to be available in Canada. What a pity! Is it only meant for folks in the UK?

Submitted by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Friday, January 25, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

A great job by the BBC, who have already fixed the one very minor issue mentioned above:

What's New in Version 1.2.1

  • Fix for page not found errors
  • Improved accessibility on the settings screen

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