1. ousooner314's Avatar
    Now that there's an exclusive ESPN-Nokia app (available to non-Nokia users May 2013), what does this mean in regards to support for ESPN ScoreCenter that's avaliable to all WP7 users? Currently the app is at its most basic, lacks notification and live tile, and suffers from intrusive ads (ads are not necessarily the problem but they block links on the pages). Any attempts to contact customer service results in generic responses. I'm curious whether there's any actual support/development for ESPN ScoreCenter, or, if all their effort is now focused on the new Nokia-ESPN app. If so, it will be next year before non-Nokia users receive any sort of update. Also, will this be a similar approach to other apps that currently have two versions - general WP7 and Nokia-exclusive (example: Groupon). Right now there aren't too many such situations, but what if this becomes a trend?

    I don't necessarily mind waiting for Nokia exclusive apps being released to non-Nokia users, but I think it's unfair if currently available apps lose their support in favor of the exclusive apps, and the only way to receive such updates is to wait out the exclusivity.
    05-13-2012 10:57 AM
  2. pdjcrawford's Avatar
    I certainly hope there is a some future for it given the evident regional restrictions in place for the Nokia app. As much as I'd like to have it, it appears not to be available in Canada.
    05-13-2012 12:18 PM
  3. Dave Blake's Avatar
    The app Score Center was built by ESPN developers where as the Nokia app is done by Nokia. Have you used the Nokia app? Its not that good. It is basically a news reader. Updates on the Score Center app will come from ESPN and Nokias app will get updates from Nokias developers. Its really two different apps and Score Center is better. I wouldn't worry about development and updates ESPN will keep up there end if they don't let them know. When I had the L900 I used score center over the Nokia app anyways.
    05-13-2012 02:37 PM
  4. btbam91's Avatar
    The lack of support for ESPN Scorecenter is seriously depressing. The ad banner that blocks link in MLB Gamecasts.... ugh.
    05-13-2012 03:13 PM
  5. red grenadine's Avatar
    The lack of support for ESPN Scorecenter is seriously depressing. The ad banner that blocks link in MLB Gamecasts.... ugh.
    seriously. absurdly annoying
    05-13-2012 03:16 PM
  6. scdkad's Avatar
    Hate to say it but iphone version (Scorecenter) is way better. And the only update in a year and half was to add the ad banner. And on two different phones the scroll across bottom hasn't worked for me for a month. Tech support useless..


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    Last edited by scdkad; 05-13-2012 at 04:56 PM.
    05-13-2012 03:47 PM
  7. ousooner314's Avatar
    I sent another email requesting an update to resolve the issues. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I bet I'll get yet another generic response about how it has been forwarded to the appropriate department for review.
    05-13-2012 03:56 PM
  8. ousooner314's Avatar
    The app Score Center was built by ESPN developers where as the Nokia app is done by Nokia. Have you used the Nokia app? Its not that good. It is basically a news reader. Updates on the Score Center app will come from ESPN and Nokias app will get updates from Nokias developers. Its really two different apps and Score Center is better. I wouldn't worry about development and updates ESPN will keep up there end if they don't let them know. When I had the L900 I used score center over the Nokia app anyways.
    I literally used it twice - the first time it froze after alerting me about a pending update. When it finally opened post-update, I noticed everything simply linked to the website. I agree, the ScoreCenter app is way better, which is why I'm cocncerned about the perceived lack of support for it.
    05-13-2012 03:59 PM
  9. ousooner314's Avatar
    Quick update - I heard back from the ScoreCenter support team saying they have replicated the issue of the intrusive ads, and are working on trying to resolve this.
    05-15-2012 06:50 AM
  10. btbam91's Avatar
    That's good to hear.... I guess. Haha.
    05-16-2012 07:44 PM
  11. btbam91's Avatar
    They removed the ad banner!
    05-18-2012 12:07 AM
  12. ousooner314's Avatar
    They removed the ad banner!
    You're right! Looks like they did away with the ads (maybe just on the mobile website?) so it's no longer blocking links!! Now we just need to convince them to update the app to provide live tile and push notification! :)
    05-18-2012 08:09 AM
  13. btbam91's Avatar
    Agreed! I would love that! Where do you go to offer feedback/offer suggestions?
    05-18-2012 11:50 AM
  14. ousooner314's Avatar
    I use the "Send Feedback" link in the ScoreCenter app. It's under Settings (gear icon on the top right) -> Other -> Send Feedback.
    05-18-2012 12:04 PM
  15. Frontline99's Avatar
    I got a replacement phone the other day and reinstalled the ESPN scorecenter app. I havent been able to use it yet. I just get, "problem loading data" did they kill the app?
    07-09-2012 02:35 PM
  16. fwaits's Avatar
    I got a replacement phone the other day and reinstalled the ESPN scorecenter app. I havent been able to use it yet. I just get, "problem loading data" did they kill the app?
    Mine is working fine as of right now. Haven't seen that issue.
    07-09-2012 04:57 PM
  17. based_graham's Avatar
    Why haven't they updated ESPN sportscenter yet its disappointing.

    I want to be able to pin my favourite teams and get headlines sent to the Live Tile.

    News is great on WP7.5
    Sports news not so much :(
    07-09-2012 05:50 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    I haven't even used the Lumia app after the initial start up. ESPN's ScoreCenter is a lot better.

    Also keep in mind that the Nokia app is exclusive to Nokia devices at the moment.
    07-09-2012 06:12 PM
  19. inteller's Avatar
    does Scorecenter still lack notifications and a live tile? So much more they could do with that app. It pales compared to the iOS version.
    07-13-2012 12:16 PM
  20. btbam91's Avatar
    does Scorecenter still lack notifications and a live tile? So much more they could do with that app. It pales compared to the iOS version.
    This.
    07-14-2012 02:23 AM
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