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ESPN Scorecenter for Android Receives Complete UI Overhaul

ESPN’s Scorecenter app received a major update today, one that includes a complete UI overhaul. As seen in the screenshots below, you now have a cleaner panel-to-panel viewing experience and an experience that no longer feels like it was built in 2009 as a direct copy of an iPhone app.

It has definitely been built with some of the new Android theme guidelines, including the side panel for additional options, and category options that can be accessed with a swipe at the top. Your “My Teams” tab still sits in the number 1 spot, followed by top events, videos, and big headlines.

It’ll take some getting used to, but it should make for accessing information from different sports much easier. In the past, you had to either pull up the bottom menu or swipe from column to column to access the non-major headlines. Now, a couple of quick taps get you there. 

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  • http://twitter.com/temporalshadows Jim Morris

    College football season is over, why do I care? No other sports worth following.

    • Ibrick

      It is?

      Who won the National Championship and the Rose Bowl? Might need to place a bet.. :)

  • dani3l

    I have the HTC Amaze and the app auto updated last night. Now every time right after I launch the app i get a “Unfortunately, ScoreCenter has Stopped” error. No bueno:(

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    How fast is it?

  • burntcookie90

    Time to compare to yahoo sportacular.

  • http://www.facebook.com/PThoreson Patrick Neill Thoreson

    This app is very useful for any fan, but the previous UI sucked majorly.

    This is a very pleasant surprise, thanks ESPN.

  • http://twitter.com/CJ_Matthews Matthew M

    Oh hey, I can finally sign in to my account and get my favorite teams loaded. Now lets see if I get notifications. DIdn’t work at all on the last version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Smite-Elize/1492510331 Smite Elize

    Can someone leave the link to sideload this app… Please and thank you

  • Sammy V

    UI overhaul looks pretty sweet. Go Pack Go!

  • Lambo_21

    still slow as hell

    • http://hifichallenge.wordpress.com/ Steven Shreve

      Especially on Sunday afternoon in the fall/winter…

      • Lambo_21

        especially haha even worse that its on a wed. night with no hockey only basketball

  • Jared Tau

    I’ll stick with SportCaster

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      That app is terrible.

      • Jared Tau

        Explain? I am able to keep track of what’s happening when I am unable to watch or listen. Name another app that does it in real time.

  • http://twitter.com/Larsened David

    FINALLY. Now to see if it’s any good. I have zero confidence in ESPN to put out a decent app.

  • LexLuthor

    Yet still no way to disable sound/vibrate on score notifications.

  • http://twitter.com/papibone5 Alphonso Reeves

    I love the new UI, I love android but its a shame that we don’t get the new UI’s updates until months after iOS gets them. This been on my iPhone 5 for the longest. Now we just getting it for android.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Holy hell about time, this apps appearance drove me nuts!

  • James

    Got it on my iPhone guy

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.liebler Kevin Liebler

    So, the new version removes support for tablets. Sounds like a crack team of developers they got there…

    • http://twitter.com/KickingLettuce Kicking Lettuce

      It’s not tablet optimized. But I’d take an awesome phone version over two (phone and tablet) iPhone ports.

  • New_Guy

    Now let’s see if it’s tablet optimized….

  • stupidllama

    does it do gamecast nativly or does it still kick you to a mobile page? also wtf is with the n7 lack of compatibility, considering its running just fine on my n7 right now(the old version not the new).

    • New_Guy

      It might have something to do with tablet optimization, which they’ve never had. I usually use the ESPN official app for my TF300T. Way better. Save ScoreCenter for the phone :).

  • drewbie_al

    Not compatible with either the Nexus 7 or the OG Transformer. Fail.

  • GreeKNastY

    id use it but i wanted a widget with top news/scores not “my teams” im no diehard fan of any daggum team i just want scores.

    • Rachel

      Try the SportCaster app. Imo, it’s the best and most comprehensive sports app out there. It’s got scores, stats, news, play-by-plays and awesome Twitter integration for up-to-the-second live info. :)

    • Bauce40

      The new widget lets you view “my teams” and “top scores”, you just click on the button on the side.

    • Mack

      The new widget has a “Top Events” mode.

  • Franz

    Not compatible with the N7 = Fail.

    • chris125

      I went to update and saw that. Come on espn

      • stupidllama

        right, maybe we should try to get this on the Come’on Man! segment.

    • slider112

      Sideloaded; works great.

      • http://twitter.com/GutterIsATool Chilli

        Where are you getting the apk?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Smite-Elize/1492510331 Smite Elize

        Can you post the link

  • muffnman

    I’m served well enough by the Google Now sports tracking. But nice to know. Thanks!

    • Shannon Reed

      Google Now still doesn’t follow college sports. A huge miss if you ask me.

      • stupidllama

        give it time, adding college sports is a much bigger undertaking then the major pro sports, each major sport has at best what 30 some odd teams, where as there are hundreds of colleges all in different divisions and confrences, i would expect it everntually but not anytime soon

        • Cowboydroid

          Hundreds of college teams? Google handles petabytes of data every day.

          I wonder if it’s just a matter of sourcing the information. I wonder if they have some kind of deal with the NFL, NBA, etc., to get score information…

  • Bauce40

    No longer compatible on N7. really?

    • http://twitter.com/GutterIsATool Chilli

      Nor with the Droid DNA.

    • http://twitter.com/GutterIsATool Chilli

      Maybe it’s not compatible with high resolution screens…

    • slider112

      Sideloaded; works great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deckerbm Ben Decker
      • docnok

        Sideload works for the DNA

  • JamesU513

    Not compatible with N7 yet

  • NickA

    It’s about time. I started using ScoreMobile but I’ll check out the updated ESPN app.

    • Cowboydroid

      Scoremobile is even more in need of a UI update. It hasn’t changed in years. I’ve moved on to Sportacular, which is almost as bad.

      It’s strange how there are no good sports score apps.

      • Djdmac24

        Score mobile is a great app! Best sports app I’ve ever seen or used. It is getting a little outdated, but aren’t they all? I can still get 2 everything I need in a few taps and it doesn’t kill my battery. I used 2 have the espn app and it was a huge battery killer.

        • Cowboydroid

          Score mobile was built for Android 2.2. It has not updated it’s UI, and is now very, very far behind apps that are designed for 4.0.

          ESPN, while I despise them, actually managed to update their app. While it still doesn’t follow 4.0 guidelines, it’s at least much, much better than what it was.

  • http://twitter.com/GutterIsATool Chilli

    Not compatible with Droid DNA….

  • Greg Morgan

    Much better. I’m seeing more and more apps overhauling their UI with the new guidelines.

    • http://twitter.com/papibone5 Alphonso Reeves

      Yea overhauling their UI to finally catch up with the iOS UI. This UI been on my iPhone 5 for the longest now my GN2 can finally get it.

  • http://twitter.com/BigDaddyBesbris Ethan Besbris

    When’s the DL app getting a UI overhaul?

    • Thomas

      Not gonna happen. They talked about this on the DL Show, too expensive & just not worth it. Times are tough at DL, Kellen is currently paying the boys w/ herbal jelly beans. ;)

      • Daniel Clifford

        Which episode?

        • Thomas

          Honestly can’t remember. They asked the guy that does The Verge app & he wanted like 30 or 40K to do it.

          • paul_cus

            It was talked about on last week’s show.

          • Thomas

            Thanks. I’ve watched everyone ( sad, I know ) & they kind of all run together. Plus Tim now has his own spin off show.

      • http://twitter.com/BigDaddyBesbris Ethan Besbris

        Darn. I synced DL to Currents. It’s beautiful.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        Not that it ISN’T ever coming, just that we’re currently shopping around with developers ;)

        • Mack

          Come on Tim, you’re a developer right?

          • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

            Yep! You want app? $3!!!!!

          • Thomas

            I want happy ending ;)

          • Mack

            Well…in that case, here you go.

        • 1bad69z28

          Dude you have your own spin off show??? Hook me up and feed me the info :)