I have been using Pro Sports Scores, the best “nearly” real time sports app available for Windows Phone, updating a graphic Live Tile every 10 to 60 seconds (your choice), since it was released in early 2011. Now, Luno Software has added another great app to their collection; NFL Scores & Alerts. The app has the same graphic Live Tile, and frequent updates showing; score, time, possession, and ball location. All of Luno’s apps use “push” so there are no Background Tasks to deal with here. Updates are quick and reliable. Don’t be fooled by imitators.
Inside the app you can see games for; last, this and next week, along with scoring summaries for all completed or active games. You can also set alerts for each game, which will shoot you Toast Notifications for game start/end, period end, and score or lead change. Truth be told, I have been using a beta of PSS, with the Notification feature, and it is really nice to have when you can’t be glued to your phone for the whole game.
To pin a game to your Start screen, tap & hold to display the popup menu and pin. This ad supported version will only allow 3 Live Tiles at a time, so you can’t quite do a Direct TV thing yet, but the developer is considering a paid version that would allow more Tiles, along with other features. Viewing current AFC/NFC Standings is only a single tap away. Really enjoyed keeping track of the Giant and Yankee games tonight. Oh, and with all the scoring, also glad I “don’t” have a Notification Center.
Luno Software plans to release apps for other major North American Sports as their respective season approaches (well maybe not the NHL – LOL), so stay tuned. Support and responsiveness from Luno has been great, so what do you have to lose. Download the FREE NFL Scores & Alerts today. You can find it at the Windows Phone App Store here.