The BBC has announced the launch of a new app for sports-loving Android users. The BBC Sport app will allow users access sports news, videos, and updates curated by the BBC's team of sports journalists. The app features top stories and breaking sports news; live text commentary for major sporting events; a complete football section with fixtures, results and live scores; live video streams as well as video clips; and social media sharing functionality for content within the app.
"The launch of the BBC Sport app for the Android platform today is another important step in serving sports fans across multiple platforms," said the BBC's Keith Mitchell, later adding that the app will actually scales to small tablet devices. "We have ensured that the app scales well to support newer smaller seven-inch tablets like the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire family of devices."
The BBC now has a sports app for both iOS and Android. The broadcaster did not mention specifics on the possibility of a BlackBerry application. Speaking about producing apps for other platforms, Mitchell said:
Our development of sport apps has focussed around the Android and iOS platforms as they account for approximately 75% of smartphones in the UK but we will continue to review the smartphone market."