March 14, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
OneLouder’s SportCaster, the news and live community sports app we previously covered, has added several new leagues today. I previously called SportCaster “the ultimate fly-on-the-wall app for football fans,” and that was precisely the problem – it was a good app but heavily focused on American football. The app has since gone on to add other sports, and finally has near complete coverage of all the major team games.
SportCaster has expanded its offerings to include NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball, and several soccer/football leagues. The new NCAA Tournament tracker features, available in the bottom left corner of the homepage, provides a dedicated view for the men’s NCAA tourney. The app has schedules and scores, tweets from curated Twitter personalities, articles previewing matchups, and a post-game summaries and stats for both teams.
MLB and soccer fans will find similar features in their app of choice. SportCaster allows users to mark their favorite teams in each sport and follow them in the My Feed section. Or the app can be dedicated to one specific team or sport and follow along that way. During live games, there’s a mix of live scores, real-time stats, and commentary from Twitter sources. These features that were previously elusive to soccer fans can now be found for the following leagues:
- Major League Soccer (MLS)
- Champions League (CHLG)
- Premier League (EPL)
- La Liga (LIGA)
- Scottish Premier (SCOT)
- Bundesliga (BUND)
- Ligue 1 (FRAN)
- Serie A (SERI)
- Europa League (UEFA)
OneLouder says that it has made a number of speech and performance enhancements in recent updates, and there is an improvement in stability. However, the app still seems a tad slow when loading from one sport to another. OneLouder CEO Evan Conway previously told us that SportCaster would present a big opportunity for his company, so let’s hope that proves to be the case with further enhancements.
Download the app from Google Play and begin using it if you’re looking for a chance to get a multi-channel view of the sports world.