The App-rentice, Week 4: Team Stream
Team Stream describes itself as the app to get all your team’s news and scores from across the web in one easy place. And this is exactly what it does. Normally I’m forced to flick between various sources such as Twitter, SportsYapper, The Daily Mail and The Mirror to find out all the recent news for my favourite teams. Where-as Team Stream gathers all the relevant content I’m searching for into one place for me to easily scroll through.
Once I’d downloaded the app I just set up the teams I wanted to follow and it now does all the hard work for me. Pulling content from a range of sources, filtering content to make sure everything is relevant and there are no duplicated items.
It’s not just articles that are collated in the app though, I can re-watch goals, and other related videos, view player’s tweets and there’s a running commentary during matches. There’s also a notification feature to alert me to goals as they happen and any news that breaks; ensuring I’m constantly up-to-date.
The app has a great user interface, it’s engaging yet simple to use. Which is good when I’m using the app on the go. I can also organize all of the content that comes through into streams to make searching for particular updates more relevant. E.g. I have one stream for scores and another for tweets from the players.
Another useful feature of the app is that it connects to my social accounts so I can quickly post about goals and even create groups with my friends to chat about the latest news.
The only negative element about the app is it doesn’t allow you to add feeds from websites so I still need to visit the Daily Mail website but there is so much great content on the app I can look past this.
Overall, this app has become the first thing I check in the morning and I’m often checking it throughout the day. Therefore I give it a score of 5/5 and would recommend it to any sports fans out there.