NCAA March Madness Android App, Full Tourney Coverage
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The NCAA March Madness Live Android app has arrived just in time for the greatest month in college sports, the NCAA basketball tournament.
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 8.77MB (no apps2SD)
- Category: Sports
- Price: Free
One of the headlining features of this official 2012 NCAA March Madness Android app is that you can watch each and every one of the tournaments’ games from your Android device for a price of $3.99. Note: this fee is for complete tournament coverage accessible also on your computer and iOS devices. The current version of this Android app has a disappointingly short list of officially supported devices (HTC Rezound, LG Nitro, LG Thrill, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Note, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Nexus S 4G) and doesn’t guarantee, or offer refunds, for any other Android devices. Even if you don’t pay for the streaming video, all other app content is free.
The app features a fancy bracket viewer which lets you navigate around the 68 team field including the “first four” play-in games as well as the East, Midwest, South, and West regions. Selecting a specific matchup shows the game’s date/time, related Twitter stream, and will have real-time score and stat updates once the game begins.
To make sure you don’t miss out on all of the live tournament drama, the app has built-in tournament alerts. These toggle-able alerts will notify you of potential upsets (lower seed leads inside 5 minutes), upsets, crunch time (close game inside 5 minutes), and overtime games. Alerts can also be setup for your favorite team(s) to update you when games start and of their halftime/final scores.
If you’re looking to fill out your tournament bracket, hit the Menu button and find the direct link to the “bracket challenge” on the official NCAA site. In your device’s browser you’ll be able to make and save your picks once you’ve logged in or registered.
- Live streaming of all 67 NCAA tournament games
- Real-time game scores, twitter feeds, and highlights
- Sophisticated, smooth bracket viewing interface
- It’s March Madness!
Areas for improvement:
- Integration of bracket selection entries into the app itself, without requiring browser
- Expand list of officially support Android devices
Conclusion: The official NCAA March Madness Android app gives you a front row seat to watch bracket-busting cinderellas make a run at top-seeded favorites, all from your mobile Android device.
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