Hitpost Sports – A Sports Social Media Experience!
Jun 28, 2011 8:08 AM –
Hitpost Sports. The best sports photos and news. The best live-game photos + news + blogs + tweets + scores, for just your teams, updating 24 hours a day, edited by your friends. Features: All your teams on one page. The latest updates and pictures from sideline reporters and other Hitpost users. Take your own live-game pictures, share inside Hitpost or to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Sports: NFL football, NBA Basketball, MLB Baseball, NCAA Football, and NCAA Basketball, EPL Football/Soccer (soon), Cricket (soon).
Tested on: HTC Thunderbolt
Pros & Cons:
- Excellent application for tracking all types of sports news for Basketball, Football, Hockey, or Baseball!
- Allows you to follow all major new’s feeds for all of your favorite teams through one application!
- Allows you to see players’s status updates on social media sites like Twitter!
- Allows you to comment on articles within the application!
- Allows you to create articles within the application, post live sports scores, and post photos from games and sporting events!
- Extremely easy to use and intuitive!
- Should be rated “High Maturity” for occasional content of extreme vulgarity and defamation from users.
- Only supports Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Baseball.
- Does not support any of the other major sports like Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Nascar, Women’s Sports, MMA, Poker, or Cricket.
Hitpost Sports for Android allows you to pick your favorite teams for every sport and follow their every move through one single application. Hitpost Sports creates news feeds for each team you follow through team member’s Twitter feeds, sports news feeds, and live blogging by other sports fans. Hitpost sports allows you to watch game highlights, get live scores, and see pictures taken live at sporting events in real time through it’s unique interface.
First, Hitpost Sports allows you to select all of your favorite teams to follow through the application. The application has teams for MLB Baseball, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, NHL Hockey, NCAA Basketball, and NCAA Football. After selecting the teams you wish to follow Hitpost Sports creates news feeds based on these teams and populates them under the team heading on the main screen of the application. When you tap on the team’s name that you have just added it will show a list of all of the news articles related to that particular team.
Many of the new’s articles will be aggregated from major sports sites like Sports Illustrated, Sports Network, MLB.com, the Associated Press, etc. Articles from these major sites will show the headline image for the article and a brief description once the article is clicked on within the application. After you have read the preview and wish to continue reading you can click the read more button to launch the website and read the full article. Those feeds that are not from these major aggregates are from Hitpost Sports users, Sports Blogs, or the Athletes themselves.
One of the unique things about Hitpost Sports is the way that it populates news from it’s users, the athletes, and from sports blogs. This allows you to get a better view of the sports scene from all angles. Whenever an athlete on a team you are following places a post on Twitter it shows up on your news feed for that team in Hitpost Sports. This is a really great way to get to know the character and personalities of the players that you enjoy watching compete. I also like that this application allows you to see posts from other users, because it allows users to write about a game as it is being played out on a court or in a stadium. Users of Hitpost Sports can post pictures, scores, and other live coverage of sporting events right from their smartphone or tablet. This is an excellent way to provide better news and get the fans more involved in sports media.
Finally, users can also comment on each sports article within the application in a similar way to NBC Sports Talk. Again this allows the end user to become more involved with sports media and news and allows them to become a part of the story. This personalizes the experience of using the application and allows you to get a more rounded view of the stories then what you would receive from many of the competitors. You can also share the stories in the application to Facebook, Twitter, Email, and any other sharing application on your device.
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Hitpost Sports is very useful if you are interested in sports and want to follow one of the sports this application supports. Hitpost allows you to follow every aspect of a supported sports team from virtually any point of view. It also allows you to become a part of the sports media process and to have your opinion be heard by other sports fans.
Unfortunately Hitpost Sports does not include support for many sports including Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Nascar, Golf, Rugby, Poker, or MMA. If you wish to receive news on any of these sports or others not supported by this application, then unfortunately this application will not be right for you. Hopefully more sports will be added in future updates.
Ease of Use:
Hitpost Sports is extremely easy to use and the interface is very intuitive. Anyone could pick up a phone and begin using this application in minutes whether they have used a smartphone before or not.
If you follow one of the sports supported by this application you will use it very often. It allows you to get a unique perspective on sporting events that you might not have otherwise received. Hitpost Sports allows you to express your opinions about sporting events, teams, players and to see the opinions of others as well. It gives you a very informative and well rounded view of sports news.
Hitpost Sports is extremely easy to use and the interface is very intuitive as stated earlier. My two big problems with the interface are the lack of variety in supported sports teams and the lack of moderation for the posts in the news feeds.
Unfortunately the app does not support a large amount of major sports and teams, they don’t even support Soccer the world’s most widely followed and played sport. Nor do they support Golf, Tennis, MMA, Poker, Cricket, or any Women’s leagues for any of the sport’s supported in the application or not. Without the edition of a large number of other sports and leagues this application will always be lacking a complete solution to meeting all of your sports news needs.
Secondly, this application is rated “Low Maturity” in the Android Market and so consequently must be rated “Low Maturity” for this review. However, this is not an application I would allow my children to use; nor would I even want my girlfriend to see some of the language used in this application. I saw articles defacing players and calling them by extremely vulgar names which I cannot and would not repeat on print. Be aware that this application should be rated “High Maturity” due to content of some of it’s user generated articles.
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