Fox Sports Mobile scores with global and local sports updates

by Ian Black

Did you ever race your friends to determine which of you could use their smartphone to find a local sports score the fastest? With FOX Sports Mobile on your Android, you’d win.

The app feels simple, but like the best user-experience designs I bet a lot of work went into creating the “simplicity.” Five main icons across the bottom of the screen let you manage your sports fix. "News" delivers the latest headlines from the AP wire and News Corp, categorized by sport. "Scores" shows the in-progress and final scores by day. "Media" lists FOX Sports network videos organized by sport. "FS Local" displays the scores of your favorite teams, and finally, "My Sports" lets you customize the sports and teams you’d most like to follow.

There are several clever elements to the design. The "Scores" section launches using the current date (thus ensuring the fast draw on the challenge at the top of this review), but helpfully you can look ahead for times and TV networks in the future just by moving the date ahead. The default settings show all sports and all teams so you see the breadth of coverage, but the "My Sports" section lets you easily shorten the list to your particular interests. And only the top stories in the News and Media categories are displayed when you open those sections, but you can get the full list of content for a particular sport just by tapping “more.”

Overall, it’s fast, well-designed and useful. If you need a quick update of sports while out and about with your Android, try FOX Sports Mobile.