Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts highlight these apps.
This week’s pick is EPL Live 2013/14 – a great app for keeping up with the English Premier League. It offers fast access to live scores, stats, and news from the Premier League.
The app’s interface is basic and easy to navigate. It opens to a grid view of the top Premier League news, match reviews and previews from Sky Sports, sorted chronologically with latest news shown at the top. You can tap to switch to a Twitter section and see recent tweets from the league itself and other sources.
A single tap opens up a popover view for individual news items.
Below the News section is the Scores section. This shows live scores on match days, as well as past weeks’ results and future weeks’ fixtures. It also has sub-sections for scores and schedules for the FA Cup, Capital One Cup, Champions League, and the Europa League.
There’s a section for the live Premier League table too, where you can tap on any team to see details on their season thus far, recent form, and upcoming fixtures. Finally, there’s a section where you can select your favorite team or teams.
* Push notifications
* Goal and shot charts
* Live text commentary
* Team lineups
* Full player profiles
I’m a huge fan of football in general and of the Premier and European leagues in particular. This is the best app I’ve seen so far for coverage of the Premier League. If you’re a Premier League fan it’s definitely worth a look.
Here’s an App Store link for EPL Live 2013/14.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.