Score Alarm: Receiving Sports Alerts Through Your Phone

March 9, 2012
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    Smartphones like Android phones are nifty, little multifunctional gadgets.  We use them to keep time.  We use them to communicate (think email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  We use them to read about the latest and stay updated on what’s new.  We use them to remind us of important events and tasks.

    And, with the help of an app such as Score Alarm, we can use our Android phones to keep tabs on the latest scores from our favorite sports.  Thanks to Score Alarm, you can monitor the live scores of your favorite sporting events regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.

    The app eliminates the need for you to receive up-to-the-minute sports scores via SMS.  Besides, you most likely have to pay for subscription to such SMS alerts.  The app also makes unnecessary the need for you to hop from one website to another just to check the latest scores of multiple sporting events.  Score Alarm brings all the scores into one access point.

    To be able to use Score Alarm, your Android phone or Android tablet needs to be hooked up to the Internet.  The app feeds you with real-time updates about the sport that you’re monitoring–whether it’s a score, a goal, or some other important sporting event.  The feed is live, and you get the alerts as the events happen.  It’s a great app to use for tracking sports from all around the world–right at your fingertips.

    When you first launch the app, it will not show you anything yet because you have not yet set up your alarms.  To begin following your favorite sport, tap on the Menu button on the upper-right corner of the app’s screen.  Tap on your favorite sport to let the app fetch data about it from the Internet.

    At the bottom of the app’s screen, you will see three tabs labeled Live, Today, and Category.  Tapping on Live will show you the games or events that are currently playing (i.e., live games).  Tapping on Today will show you a list of games or events (whether live or not) set for the current day.  Tapping on Category will show you a list of countries where the chosen sport is played.  (If you tap on a country name in the Category tab, you will be shown schedules of live and upcoming sporting events in that country.)

    To receive alerts about any sporting event, just tap the alarm clock beside the event name.  Score Alarm will now begin sending you alerts about the selected event or game.  You will see the alerts or notifications on the status bar or through push messages.

    Score Alarm currently can send you alerts for the following popular international sports: football, basketball, hockey, handball, waterpolo, tennis, volleyball, and NFL–already a long list in itself.  But, there’s a big chance that the app’s developers might add support for more sports such as golf, cricket, and the like in future versions.

    Stay updated with the latest scores from your favorite sports. Try the Score Alarm app free from the Android Market.

    How do you keep track of your favorite sports through your Android phone?

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