App Smashing is the process of combining content in one or more apps together for a creative and effective outcome. App smashing can make the iPad a powerful aid in sports coaching and other mediums.
As any cricket geek knows, the season is about to start. I’ve been playing, and more specifically, bowling, for about 25 years (the less said about my batting the better) and I have a fairly well grooved bowling action. As any sportsperson will know, there is always room for improvement and this pre-season, I turned to my iPad to help me tweek my bowling technique.
Firstly, I got one of our coaches to film me with the the Slow-Cam app. This is a very easy app to use. Simply start filming, hold down the slow mo button for as long as you need it and voila, you have some slow mo video sent to your Camera Roll. The app has a glowing blue border around the screen to signify you are filming in slow mo. This was particularly useful as the coach who filmed me wasn’t hugely confident with the iPad, but when he saw the visual indicator of the blue border he knew he was filming correctly. Continue reading
Sports Illustrated Football Rivals HD is a new iPad app that celebrates ten of the greatest football rivalries, from both pro and college football.
The ten rivalries covered are: Auburn vs Alabama, Texas vs Oklahoma, Ohio State/Michigan, Cowboys/Redskins, USC/Notre Dame, Packers/Bears, Florida/Georgia, Missouri/Kansas, Army/Navy, and Cal/Stanford.
Here’s the App Store elevator pitch for the app:
Sports Illustrated Football Rivals takes you deep inside 10 of football’s definitive rivalries, both college and professional. Stunning photography, compelling videos and moving photo montages narrated by Emmy nominated actor Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights’ coach Eric Taylor) enhance the inside stories as told by SI’s unmatched writers.
MLB.com At Bat 11 for iPad hit the App Store yesterday. Ever since the first version of MLB.com At Bat hit the iPhone, this has been a superb app for baseball fans. I’ve installed MLB.com At Bat 11 for iPad and spent a little bit of time with it, and it looks great, even while we’re just in the Spring Training portion of the year.
The app has boxscores and highlights for all the spring training games, and lots of news coming out of all the camps and from teams throughout the league. There’s already plenty of video in the MLB and individual team news sections as well.
I know some people are unhappy with the app costing $14.99 for both an iPad app and the iPhone version. It’s a fair point, it would be nicer if they would produce a universal app; but for now I’m happy to just run it on my iPad.
Here’s an App Store link for MLB.com At Bat 11 for iPad.
Roll on Opening Day.
Wow. I’m not sure how the baseball playoffs could’ve got off to a much more exciting start. A spectacular no-hitter for Roy Halladay, a come from behind win for the Yankees, and the Rangers upsetting the Rays made for some great drama last night. I feel even more psyched than usual for this year’s playoffs (and I’m betting on Philly riding its 3 aces all the way to another World Series victory).
So I’m also very happy to see that MLB’s excellent At Bat 2010 for iPad app has been updated for the postseason. Even though I don’t have the required subscription to see live games (which is fine as I can catch those on TV), the app is now packed with good coverage of the playoffs, including tons of video highlights. I counted 23 highlight and postgame clips for the Reds-Phillies game alone.
The app has also had a very timely price drop – from $6.99 to $4.99 – this week. You can find At Bat 2010 for iPad in the App Store now, at its new lower price.
SportsTap was the first US sports scores and results app I got to know on the iPhone – way back in the days before the App Store, when it was just a web app. It has remained on my iPhones ever since – and is still usually the first place I turn if I need to check on a game quickly.
Now we have SportsTap for iPad to enjoy our really rather magnificent new babies. This new version arrived as an update for me, as I’d already been running the iPhone version on the iPad.