An App a Day

As the country got its first dose of IPL season 5 with the Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians contest yesterday,the cricket hysteria has no longer remained limited to stadiums or television screens.

Written by Prajakta Hebbar | Published:April 5, 2012 2:45 am

As the country got its first dose of IPL season 5 with the Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians contest yesterday,the cricket hysteria has no longer remained limited to stadiums or television screens. People want to keep track of match scores – and everything else about IPL – even on the go. Well,just to cater to that segment,a numerous “apps” have come out for Blackberry,Android and iPhone smartphones,as well as for iPads,PlayBooks and netbooks.

The IPL Dugout app lets the user hear score updates through voice-overs,so that he or she is clued in even while driving. It also allows the user to view the venues of matches happening in his/her city and also a list of popular pubs/bars that would be screening the matches. The best part is that it’s free,and is available on iTunes (for iPhones and iPads) and Google Play (for Android-based phones).

The IPL Mania app sends reminders for your favorite IPL team’s matches,right on your mobile phone and gives you all the information you need about the participating teams. On the other hand,Cricbuzz Cricket Scores for BlackBerry phones lets you be present at the match virtually,with its live commentary feature that enables you to read about the action on your phone as it happens on the field.

And finally,there are some fun apps too. If you want to indulge in making fantasy IPL teams,try Cricket Empires,an app that can be used through social networking sites and is free of cost. The best feature of this app is how it keeps tab of a player’s performance on the field,and then interlinks the user’s strategy with the player’s performance. For instance,performances affect the popularity and demand of players within the game and fans need to adjust their Super-16 accordingly.

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