The Sky Sports News app for Apple iPad has taken the esteemed award for App of the Year at the Carphone Warehouse “Appys”. The app which covers and adds exclusive interactivity across the whole range of Sky’s sporting programming outran four other software applications to get first place and also took home the gold for Best Sports App.
Other categories each featuring five top picks from the years finest App Store and Android Market offerings at the Appy awards included Best Game – obviously grabbed by Angry Birds, and Best Celebrity & Entertainment App which went to YouTube.
The Sky Sports News app kicked off only a few months ago, in January. Upping the standard from the previous iPhone-designed app, optimising the interface and video playback for the tablet’s generous 10” display. The latest app follows the familiar design and similar stylishly uniformed look as 2011’s Sky News app for the popular slab as well as features on the TV based Sky interactive.
The app delivers dedicated footy, rugby, motorsports and more updates, as well as transfer news and exclusive clips from across the Sky Sports family of channels. The interface can be customised, so if like me you don’t like cricket you can tailor your front page to bring up only the sports you follow. Sky claims: “We aim to be the ultimate sports news service for our customers, and thanks to this new app we can provide them with the latest sports news and in-depth coverage, wherever they happen to be.”
The Sky Sport News app can be obtained from Apple’s iTunes App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch from today and is free for existing Sky Sports subscribers. If you aren’t already on the ball, it’ll only cost you £4.99 a month to keep up-to-date with your daily fixtures.
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