ESPNcricinfo, has announced a redesigned and relaunched mobile website for its viewers with richer content and a blend of live update and scores. The website will now perform better and give users the ability to access new and improved features like the ability to easily share content on social networks, view and post comments. New updates to the suite of mobile apps is expected soon!
ESPNCricInfo website was currently in a public beta test period. The curtains were raised on 19th November. A visit to the website indicates it utilizes HTML5 and interactive designs that create an enhanced user experience across smartphone platforms (ex: iOS, Android, Asha) as well as J2ME and entry-level java phones (ex: Nokia S40 devices).
It aims to provide fans access to the breadth and depth of ESPNcricinfo’s industry-leading coverage of the sport, anywhere, anytime.
The content looks richer with sharp texts and blend of live updates and scores, as well as news, blogs, records, statistics and features. The website has been developed with the efforts of ESPNcricinfo’s in-house product team in India.
“The aim was to provide improved performance, design and content experience that take into account the changes in mobile and that is optimized across device screens and platforms. We want to be where our fans are, and in an on-the-go way that is engaging and makes use of newer technologies to provide the best for cricket fans,” said Gaurav Thakur, Director – Mobile Products & Revenue, ESPNcricinfo and ESPN Digital Media, India.
New features in these apps includes:
- Option to set reminders for upcoming matches
- Option to set an alternate style for the home page
- New ‘Tournaments’ page to catch all the attention related to a tournament
- Ability to listen to podcasts as the user browses through the app or other apps.
- Landscape Mode support for the full scorecard
- An option to view different types of match graphs
- Support for related links for a news item on the home page to get the most comprehensive coverage possible.
- Ability to share score updates through SMS.