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 2013 WNBA Center Court, the official app of the WNBA. The WNBA season just tipped off recently and this is a great companion app for the league.
It offers video highlights of games and post-game interviews, latest WNBA news, and standings. If you have WNBA LIve Access you can watch live game. If you don’t have that and want to get it, you can via In-App purchase for $14.99.
The main sections of the app are all available via a quick tap on a bottom nav bar; they are Games, Videos, News, and Standings. Featured highlights videos rotate in the top section of the Games screen. Just below those highlights there’s a thin calendar section showing the schedule of WNBA games for each day. You can tap on finished and in-progress games to see team stats and box scores.
Videos play in-app and there’s AirPlay support if you want to crank them up on a big HDTV too.
The News section offers short stories on all the latest WNBA news.
The Standings section could due with adding some individual leader and team stats.
I’m a big basketball fan and I’m excited about watching more WNBA action this year – partly because I’ve got a 10 year old daughter who is beginning to enjoy the game and I want her to see the best in action, and also because there are so many exciting new and established players in the league now.
Here’s an App Store link for 2013 WNBA Center Court.
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.