Kiwis have a huge passion for sport and it is a massive part of my life so I thought I would share my favourite and most important sports apps. To be honest I’m not sure why I have not written about this before.
There are some seriously cool sports apps out there for iPhone, I am going to focus on the ones which I enjoy the most.
Carry on reading to see which ones I have picked!
Keeping up to date with all of the current events and competitions is hugely important to me. Most of these apps can give me live updates on my favourite teams and athletes, and sometimes even live footage.
Currently, this is what my ‘sports’ folder looks like on my iPhone.
Alright, so you can probably tell I’m a bit of a golf fan, five out of nine apps are golf related but don’t go anywhere because the others are really cool.
PGA Tour, European Tour and Golf Channel
These three apps are great for any level of golf fan, I can quickly check the score card of any player, as well as the leader board for any tournament. These apps come in really handy when the flatmates get sick of me changing the channel every 5 minutes.
The best feature about the Golf Channel app is the video footage that they provide. They have highlights of each days play, interviews with the players and news coverage of the tournaments.
Perhaps the best feature from these three apps is the live coverage that the PGA Tour app has sometimes. For example during the Masters this year I could watch footage from 3 holes from the comfort of my bed at 6am.
If your a die-hard golf fan like me, or just someone who likes to keep up to date with international golf, I recommend these apps.
Every cricket fan has visited or heard of the cricinfo website, well this is their app. Everything that any cricket fan could dream of is here, live score updates of international games and some provincial matches, news, photos, audio and the world records.
Cricinfo has all of the world records from all three forms of the game, this is perfect for those moments when you need to prove your mates wrong or impress someone with your cricket knowledge.
GolfShot lite and myCaddie Pro
These are two apps which I use when actually playing golf. Both have the ability to record your score during your round, however I prefer Golfshot for scoring.
Golfshot has just about every New Zealand golf course saved, during the round I manually log my scores and accuracy. After my round the app gives me my statistics from the round and from all of my previous rounds, including my accuracy, putting stats and the number of pars, birdies etc that I achieved.
myCaddie Pro has the ability to keep your score as well but it is not as good as golfshot. The reason I use myCaddie is for its great distance calculator. The app uses GPS to calculate where you are in relation to the middle or front of the green, giving you a distance for you upcoming shot. This is an invaluable tool when out on the course, and it appears to be very accurate on the courses I have played.
Sportal Rugby and Player
Of all the rugby apps, Sportal Rugby is the best one. It includes Super Rugby, ITM Cup and the Rugby Championship. The app has live score updates, news and competition standings for all of the above competitions. Rather than having separate apps for each, I suggest you get this one.
Player is an app from Telecom, which supplies live commentary of most All Blacks games. The audio comes from Radio Sport and it is very easy to use. This app is very handy when I am out during a game.
This is an app for the Hyundai A-league which the Wellington Phoenix play in. There is an official A-league app but this one is a lot more visually satisfying and is more enjoyable to use.
Like most of the other apps I have discussed, this app gives me all I need to know about the A-league competition, live score updates, news, stats and standings. This app has been very well designed and it has a few more features than the previous version.
So there you have it, my favourite and most important sports apps for my iPhone. Thanks for joining me on the ride. Make sure you let me know your favourite sports app in the comments below so I can check it out!