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We have been working since past few weeks on a new version of Sports Eye that is specific to the game of Soccer (Football). We have just released that version in the Android Market. The app follows freemium model having a less-featured free version and a Full version that’s ad-free and have more features.

Here’s the description text from the market:

“Follow the thrilling game of soccer (football) on your own Android phone. Get latest updates from famous news sources, expert opinions through top blogs and live scores at your fingertips. Find what your favorite players are up to by following them, track your favorite team in ranking tables and find upcoming matches through various schedules provided by the app. Share the updates with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and through email and SMS.

Tournaments: FIFA World Cup, UEFA, Premier League, La Liga, League One, League Two, FA Cup, Spanish Primera and others.
Players: Andres Iniesta,Carles Puyol,Carlos Tevez ,Cesc Fabregas,Cristiano Ronald,David Beckham,Diego Forlan,Fernando Torres ,Frank Lampard ,Johan Djourou,Kaka ,Lionel Messi ,Lukas Podolski,Nicolas Anelka,Robin Van Persie,Ronaldinho Gaucho,Ryan Babel,Steven Gerrard,Thierry Herny,Wayne Rooney,Xabi Alonso,Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Teams: Brazil, England, France, Italy, Australia, Spain, Germany, Argentina
Leagues: Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool
News Sources: ESPN, FIFA, Soccer League, Soccer News, UEFA News
Blogs: 101 Great Goals, EPL Talk, Kickette, NY Times, Pitch Invasion, Reuters, Soccer Lens
Live Scores: ESPN, Flash Score, Soccer Way, Sky Sports
Schedules: ESPN, BBC, Sky Sports
Tables: Sky Sports, BBC Sports”

Links to the market after the break.

Full Version: http://tinyurl.com/66zjr59
Lite Version: http://tinyurl.com/5szhhmf

Hit the following link to checkout the full review and guide to use the app.

http://www.sportsgeekery.com/2011/01/16/follow-the-australian-open-on-android-phone-with-sports-eye-tennis-special/#comment-1480

We have just released upgrades for both the Lite and Free versions of Sports Eye – Tennis app. The application now features a dashboard interface along with action bar for easy navigation and usability. User can now share the news item through virtually unlimited choices including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, MMS, Email and others.

Checkout the screenshots after the break.

 

DashboardNewsHelpScoresPreferences

Recently, I had to implement Twitter sharing in my new app that I have been working on recently. Upon searching about how to do this, I found out a library called Twitter4J. This library has some decent functions but it’s not that simple to implement as compared to the Facebook SDK which handles all the stuff within and exposes some handlers for post-authentication tasks.

Anyhow, I continued my research about using this library and found out some implementations that launch the browser for authentication and then invoking your application back when the process is complete. From there onwards, things become simple.

I however didn’t like the idea and rolled over my sleeves to code what I had in my mind. Instead of loading the browser, all I did was put a webview in my activity to load the authentication url in it. Upon completing authentication, it is redirected to the callback url that is specified while initializing the twitter object. Checkout the code below:

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You can specify any custom URL in place of CALLBACKURL (which is defined as a constant in my class). After this, all you have to do is to place a check in your WebViewClient’s onPageStarted method to find out if the authentication is done and the twitter has redirect you back to your callback URL.

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Almost done! Smile Now you can use the updateStatus function to update the status on Twitter.

eXcelarz Interactive just released another App in the Android Market. Made exclusively for cricket enthusiasts, this app features cricket news, live scores, blogs, player tweets, match schedules and various sharing options. Checkout the video walkthrough after the break.

 

Sports Eye Cricket Special–Feature Walkthrough

Source: Random Ramblings

The first post of the year 2011 comes with the arrival of the first Grand Slams of the year. And this time I won’t be speculating about whome’s going to add the title to their name but reviewing an Android app focusing on Tennis Grand Slams title ‘Sports Eye Tennis Special.

The Sports Eye Tennis Special comes with loads of bundled feature for a true Tennis fan. It has the ability to gather News from various news sources related to tennis such as Australian Open, ATP, WTA, BBC, CNN, ESPN and allows me to select the source from which I want to keep up with. Same option goes for following Tennis Blogs and remaining in touch with what the experts’ opinions are. But what I loved about the app is their option to view the Player activities by getting their updates from Twitter and Facebook accounts (and yes, Federer is in the list of players:) )! The Players list consists of top 20 ATP and WTA tennis players and being up to date with their activities on and off the court in Melbourne is truly awesome!!! Tweets from official tennis sources such as Australian Open, ATP, WTA, Tennis Channel are available and in that too you have the option to select the source from which to remain updated.

And any AO app won’t be complete without Live Scores so Tennis Special also has the facility to show live scores, draws and schedule of play! And if filtering down sources wasn’t enough, the app also gives me the power to turn off the whole feature so that I don’t get distracted by extra information. From this I mean that if I don’t want to view news, I can de-select it from settings and viola the news tab won’t show in the main screen. Also, I like the fact that all information is available in one view and with a single tap I can browse through different categories of News, Blogs, Players, Scores etc. A widget for home screen is also available.

It has the option of Background Sync of information when you get connected to the internet, notification about new information and offline viewing of the news so that you don’t need to be on the net all the time just to read updates.

With the AO starting in just two days time, Tennis Special is going to be my source of information about the happenings in Melbourne and especially in Rod Laver Arena. And if you have an Android phone, do download the app from the Market and watch AO right from your cell.

The first Grand Slams event of the year is about to begin in a few days time and with it, comes the eXcelarz’s Sports Eye Tennis Special app. The Tennis Special app retains the feature of the Sports Eye such as the ability to view news from various sources, read experts opinion through their blogs and stay in touch with players’ activities and staying updated with matches’ progress using Live Scores. Additionally, focusing on the Australian Open features such as Draws, Schedule of Play and tweets from official Tennis sources such as Australian Open, ATP, WTA and Tennis Channel have been added.

Now, you can relive the moments of Australian Open directly from your cell phone by downloading the app from market either by searching the title ‘Sports Eye Tennis Special’ or using the QR code given below. For complete feature list check Press Release section. The app is available in both lite and paid version.

Sports Eye Tennis Special Lite

Sports Eye Tennis Special Lite

Sports Eye Tennis Special Full

Sports Eye Tennis Special Full