Sportskeeda released its new Android application called ‘Sportskeeda Live News’ on Google Play two months ago, and we are happy to say that the response so far has been very positive. While designing the app the developing team kept in mind the features that they themselves would want to use in a sports app, and that approach seems to have struck the right chord with audiences.
The app boasts plenty of several user-friendly features that have been extensively thought over by the team. The current version, while still in beta mode, is a result of several dozens of iterations and patterns.
The team’s aim is for the Sportskeeda Live News app to be the one-stop destination for fans to follow any sport of their choice. The app covers all sports and provides the latest updates on every major sporting event. It even provides coverage for niche sports like squash and running!
With the Sportskeeda Live app, users can follow the sports of their choice, and choose to ignore the sports in which they are not interested. They can also follow a combination of sports and receive specific news feeds for these sports; the whole customization experience is more relevant and personal.
One of the main features of the app is that it offers live coverage during all major sporting events. A live text stream is available so that users can follow their favourite teams on-the-go. Moreover, the whole app is presented in a very minimalist and aesthetically pleasing design, and the data consumption while using it is virtually negligible.
The app aims to put all the best content from the web and social platforms at the centre of the user experience, and there are plans by the Sportskeeda team to integrate several features such as leader-boards, points tables and live scores more prominently in the coming weeks.
At just over 4MB in download size, the app is incredibly lightweight and wickedly fast in navigation. It can be installed on any Android device that runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above, although it works best with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) due to the material design experience being sprinkled across the app.
The architecture of the app aids its data consumption and speed, with the homepage consuming 95 percent less data than any conventional WAP page. That figure increases to 98 percent when reading an article.
The app was launched on 16th June 2015 and crossed 1,000 downloads on the Google Play Store within a week of its release, while maintaining an impressive 4.9 rating. It currently has over 32,000 downloads at a 4.4 rating, and with more refined versions of the app coming up in the next few months, Sportskeeda’s mobile team is very pleased with the direction in which the app is headed.