I’ve been ranting and raving for years about the lack of a proper sports scores ticker application for North American leagues on the Symbian platform. I’ve always asked for something basic, just scores, a few stats, and a homescreen widget. Not to much to ask for right. Well it turns out that there is finally an application for sports scores that suites my needs.
It’s called Scores Now! and is free in the Ovi Store. My pal Lenny from Nokia Innovation tipped me about it earlier today and I gave it a shot. It does everything I need! Here are some of the settings you can choose.
- choose your favorite sports. These include NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS.
- choose your favorite teams.
- choose update intervals – 1, 5, 15 minutes, or never.
- turn on/off notification sound and/or vibration.
The favorite page shows a list of all the favorite teams you specified and their matchup/results. The homescreen widget shows a ticker that updates at the intervals you’ve chosen. Here is a description from the Ovi Store…
Scores Now! is a powerful tool which gives you INSTANT RESULTS from the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL and MLS. All the scores are displayed in minute by minute updates on one screen, while alarm and vibrate alerts tell you when the score has changed. You can select your favorite teams and even set a function which works with your cell phone calendar to remind you of the time and date of when each game starts. There is also the ability to send your friends SMS texts with instant results from the games.
Check out some screenshots I’ve taken on my Nokia N8 (click image to see full size)…
I tested this last night during the LA Kings game and WOW it works so good. I got a sound and vibrate notification a few minutes after each goal and the homescreen ticker was always accurate. Turns out I’ve decided to remove the homescreen widget on days my favorite teams are not playing just to keep my homescreen clean.
Now I’m not sure if this works on S60v3 devices or not but should work fine for all Symbian touch phones.
Visit the Ovi Store to download Scores Now! on your Symbian device.
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