To all you cricket lovers out there, ESPNcricinfo has released a brand new version of its iPhone app to help you stay in touch with latest cricket news. Available on the Apple App Store, for free, ESPNcricinfo offers quality cricket coverage at no additional cost — yes, the app is completely free to download!
And it’s very addictive — you will see why!
On launching the app for the first time, you will be welcomed with a super-easy tutorial that guides you through the major features of the app. This is a one-time guide and a “must-read” for a variety of reasons which I will explain later. On the home page, you will find cricket news, photos, videos, and blogs. The homepage is full of content. On the top-left there is a button to navigate to menu while the sharing and bookmarking button are clumped together, visible on the top-right screen.
Once an article is favorited (bookmarked) you can read offline later.
Folks working on the ESPNcricinfo app for iPhone have gone a step further by adding high-quality photos to the app’s gallery section. If you are really into cricket, you can watch interview videos and read stories written by your favorite cricket player. Live match streaming is unfortunately unavailable at the moment.
As you go to the menu, the snappier performance of the app will be much more noticeable. Personalized, or let’s say relevant, content will appear in the “settings” section after you have selected your favorite team.
The live match scorecard, player profile and the graphs are neatly done. In between all this, the app is monetized through an ad appearing at the bottom of the screen. There is no way to remove the ad at the moment.
Overall, ESPNcricinfo is a promising app that offers exactly what many of the cricket fans fancy for — from the overview of a game to the nitty-gritty, ball-by-ball details of every international cricket match happening around the world.
Oh, there’s also a quiz section and a refreshing quote (appearing on the homepage) that is bound to keep you glued to the app for hours.
Only iPhone and Android users can download and use the ESPNcricinfo app at the moment.