- theScore becomes first major sports app to offer Player Alerts,
creating a dynamic new tool for fantasy league tracking
TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Leading free sports app theScore today unveiled a brand new feature to make playing fantasy sports even
easier - Player Alerts.
With theScore's new Player Alerts, fans will be notified in real time
when someone on their roster scores a goal, makes an assist or receives
a penalty. They'll also be sent alerts about vital player news, such as
Player Alerts are part of the latest update for theScore for iOS and are
currently available for NHL and NBA leagues, with MLB coverage
following this summer and NFL coverage arriving in time for the start
of the new season.
"For fantasy sports fans this feature is a real game-changer," said
Jonathan Savage, VP of Product at theScore. "theScore has always been
the perfect app for the sports fan on-the-go and now - with Player
Alerts - weddings, dinner dates or business meetings will never get in
the way of tracking your fantasy sports team."
Player Alerts for Android are due in the fall, while this latest update
for iOS also includes:
Better Social Sharing: A more intuitive menu offering Facebook tagging and Twitter @ mentions.
Deeper League Stats: Flip your device horizontal in the "Standings" area to see even more
Improved Alerts Management: We've made it easier to configure and customize the way alerts work and
also added "Default Alerts" so you can choose which you automatically
receive when you follow teams, events, players, and leagues.
Optional On-boarding: A new optional on-boarding tutorial that will teach you how to follow
your favorite teams and become familiar with the app's key features.
theScore is used by more than 4.2 million monthly mobile active users.
It is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, iPad and iPad mini and mobile web.
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About theScore Inc.
theScore is a sports technology company that provides fans with the
ultimate, personalized mobile sports experience through its mobile apps
and website. Users are provided with a comprehensive, customizable
service that dispenses real-time sports news, scores, fantasy
information and alerts, alongside compelling, relevant content that
allows for seamless social sharing by users. theScore also enables
advertisers to engage with users across theScore's mobile and web
platforms and offers them a combination of reach, relevance, and
customizable advertising and sponsorship products.
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