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A look at technology Part 2: Android App Edition

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Why do you love me? Why do you need me? Always and forever... We met in a chat room, now our love can fully bloom... Sure the world wide web is great, but you, you make me "salivate"... Yes, I love technology, but not as much as you, you see... But I still love technology... Always and forever. Our love is like a flock of doves, flying up to Heaven above... always and forever, always and forever... Why do you love me? Why do you need me? Always and forever...

Kip - Napoleon Dynamite (2004)


Kip isn't the only one that loves technology around here.  Though he just has better song writing ability than most us.  Today sports fans are the move and sometimes we have to get our sports fix while we're on the road.  I'm doing this often while at work or while running errands with the family.  Sometimes sitting in front of a tv is just not an option.  Luckily you can get tons of sports information right on your cell phone now.

The Android platform has exploded since it's release just two years ago and the number of Android devices is growing on every cell phone carrier.  The Android Market is a huge open market where developers post their applications for others to use.  Most of the applications are free and some cost a few bucks. 

Let's take a look at some of the top Android applications out there for a sports fanatic.  Also if you're in the market for an Android phone check out the Galaxy S series from Samsung which has models for every major carrier.


Sports Radio Droid (Free) - For the sports radio fan this app is a must have.  Get live streams from all across the world.  A majority of the stations are from the United States but there are several stations from Canada, France, Germany and Russia.  A great way to get a perspective from another part of the country or your get fix for French Rugby.  Not every station would stream for me but a majority worked great and I had no lag with the stream.

ScoreMobile for Android (Free) - Simply put if you want scores and stats ScoreMobile is the quickest way to get the information you need directly on your phone.  You can use the app or create widget that lets your scan for scores by league. 

Virtual Vuvuzela (Free) - Want to relive the World Cup in South Africa?  While now you can with the virtual vuvuzela.  Let's you pick your favorite country to customize your vuvu and then press play to annoy your friends and coworkers.  A one trick pony that is worth a quick download.

GT Series from CBS Sports (Free) - GT stands for Game Tracker.  This series launched just a few weeks ago so it only has information from a few games.  Seems like most college teams have the application but I've just used the Wyoming edition.  It's listed under Wyoming GT Mobile so for another school just change the school name when you search.  You can look at the stats for each game during the season as well as headlines for your team.  Still a work in progress but it looks like it has potential.

RotoWire Fantasy News (Free) - Great up to date fantasy news for all fantasy sports.  Great to keep on top of injuries and matchups for each week.  No projected stats yet but still an easy way to check out your roster.  Simple and useful app.

Mobile Pokes ($1.99) - For Wyoming fans that want more info on their team this is a nifty app from the Casper Star Tribune.  Great way to get their content quickly and easily on your phone.


The Android Market is huge and growing everyday so I'm sure I missed a number of great apps out there.  If you have any favorite apps then post below with your recommendations.  I don't download too many paid apps so if you used some let me know which ones are worth the purchase.