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CBSSports.com College Network Launches 59 New Android and iOS Applications
Oct. 8, 2012
CARLSBAD, Calif. - CBSSports.com College Network launched the next generation of official mobile applications for 59 college and university athletic departments on both iOS and Android devices.
These official mobile applications offer iOS and Android users easy and instant access to up-to-the-minute news and info for the 2012-13 school year. The mobile applications are free to download from the App Store and Google Play Market. New to the applications this year, users may now enhance their experience by purchasing access to live video (and audio) broadcasts from within the app.
In addition to the newly improved smartphone applications, CBSSports.com College Network is now offering iPad apps! The new iPad apps deliver the experience fans have come to love from CBSSports.com College Network sites, in a format optimized to take full advantage of the iPad's technological capabilities. CBSSports.com College Network's iPad applications are the definitive, premium tablet source for official athletics content.
These applications provide smartphone and tablet owners with an interface that gives them immediate mobile access to essential content from their favorite Official Athletics Sites. Fans no longer have to wait until they have access to a computer or television to keep up with their favorite team's sports.
Fans can gain access to live video and audio broadcasts with a paid in-application upgrade. The live media upgrade costs $4.99 per month/$19.99 per year for iOS users and $9.99 per year for Android users.
Download the apps now!
The update to the free application will include access to the following enhancements and features:
- New design and optimized touch functionality
- Live Video and Audio Broadcasts
- Full GameTracker sport coverage
- Newly added General Athletics section
- Clickable pre/post-game functionality for the robust, new schedule section
- A new in-app notifications system
- School blog integration
- Redesigned photo gallery presentation
- Twitter integration on events pages, as well as more sharing options
- Audio and video have been separated for ease of use
- Bug fixes
Once downloaded, fans can purchase the live audio/video upgrade within the application via subscription settings and by following the purchase process. Once the upgrade is purchased, fans can immediately access audio and video broadcasts through the "Media" or "Schedule" portions of the app. Both audio and video broadcasts are subject to availability of online and mobile broadcast rights.
The official mobile applications are compatible with iOS devices and require iOS 5.0 or above. The Android versions are compatible with any Droid device running Android 3.2 (tablet) or 4.0 (smartphone) and above.
Partners interested in offering official iPhone and Android applications can contact their University Relations representative.