Yahoo! Sportacular by Yahoo! Sports is a live sports app app that lets you stay connected to your important sports teams in real time with news, scores and more.
This application is an offshoot of the sports section of Yahoo!'s news and media division. It allows fans and other sports enthusiasts access to timely news and important updates relating to all manner of professional and amateur sporting endeavors.
Much like the configurable alerts from the company's sport's news website, the application allows for a custom experience tailored to provide information specifically about teams and leagues that the user follows.
It provides all this functionality through a clean, beautiful layout which mimics the website's sleek efficiency. The application has been constructed with single tap functionality in mind, allowing you answer to all of your sports needs without the need of a keyboard and mouse. This makes navigation simple and effective, decreasing the time wasted searching for the right information, and increasing the amount of time available to enjoy the quality content. With coverage of MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR and more, even the most die-hard sports fan will be able to satiate their news and statistics desires.
Yahoo! Sportacular was updated to Version 3.0.2 on January 22, 2013. It has a total of 113,848 customer ratings with an average four out of five stars. Feedback comments are generally positive, with some users considering the current version's advertising display model to be inferior to the original.
Personally, I like this sports streaming app, in spite of its rather prominent advertising bar. It provides easy access to the same information that I would be tracking on Yahoo! Sports, but without the need to navigate to their website. This can be particularly handy when out of town or otherwise unable to watch important games in real time.
For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later