Like most other hobbies and pastimes, the Apple iPhone 4S provides numerous apps for sports enthusiasts via the massive library in the AppStore. In this article I will look at a couple of the popular free apps within the AppStore's Sports category.
Official RBS 6 Nations Championship App
If you are a Rugby fan this is definitely an essential app if you own an Apple smartphone like the iPhone 4S. It provides comprehensive info on the teams, players and fixtures as well as news, results and live commentaries. If you are unable to watch one of the matches, you can use the app to stay up to date with the commentaries provided you have a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. If you are using a 3G connection, then data charges may apply depending on your tariff and data allowance, but if you are able to use a Wi-Fi connection then you can stay up to date for the duration of a rugby match for free.
Horse racing is a popular sport in the UK and many other countries, and the Racing Post app provides all the information you need to stay up to date with the day's races as well as relevant information regarding horses, jockeys and trainers etc. The Racing Post is the UK's bestselling horse racing publication, and it is trusted as the most knowledgeable and reliable source of horse racing information. It provides its own tips, form and ratings for every UK racehorse, so you can make an informed decision if you want to make a bet. If you do, it even provides links to the bookmakers with the best odds. If you are a horse racing enthusiast, the Racing Post app is an essential addition to your iPhone 4S.
Sky Sports News
The popular TV news channel now has an app which allows users to stay up to date with popular sporting events. These include football (soccer), rugby, Formula 1, horse racing, golf, tennis, boxing, cricket and several others. It provides news stories relating to these events, and you can jump to a specific sport where only info relevant to that sport will be displayed. It offers features like live scores, results, fixtures and league tables. If you are a subscriber to Sky TV, you can even watch Sky Sports News on your iPhone 4S by using your login details. If you are a fan of any major sport, this is an essential app, as it allows you to stay up to date with your favourite sporting events wherever you are.
With the popularity of various sporting events all over the world, it is no wonder that the AppStore offers thousands of sports apps. I have covered some of the more popular apps in this article, but if you take the time to browse the category you will find apps which relate to lesser known sports as well as country and regions specific sports apps, and official team apps. For example, as the most popular spectator sport in the UK and Europe, most football (soccer) teams from these regions have apps which provide up to date news, info, fixtures and scores, so fans can stay informed wherever they are.