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5 Total Updates since August 25, 2011
over 1 year ago Commentary 2 commentsContinue
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The new Apple iPhone 4S is out. The new iOS 5 is out and letting you stalk your friends like never before. Now get ready for the news to go from good to great -- The new and improved SB Nation iPhone App is available and ready for download in the App Store -- And yes, it's compatible with iOS 5!
The original version, which we unveiled in August, was met with some great reviews, as the great reviews indicated (and if you haven't rated it yet, why not?!). But we also quickly learned -- with your help -- what needed to be fixed, and what we could have done better.
Which is why we are so excited to roll out the updated SB Nation iPhone App with some new features we think you'll truly appreciate:
The number one request when we launched the SB Nation app in August was to make the comments better. So we did. Now you can enjoy virtually the same comment experience through the iPhone app that you do on SBNation.com sites. With version 1.1, you can expect:
Another top request was to to be able to read the FanPosts from your favorite blogs. And now you can. When you go to your blog from your Lineup you'll see a toggle for Blog posts and Fanposts. Tap Fanposts and you'll see the top
recommended and recently posted FanPosts.
Tired of clicking a link in the SB Nation App only to be take to your phone's browser? So were we, so we've added a built-in browser to the app. Now when you click on a link from an article in the app, we open up the URL in an in-app browser. You can browse the site for as long as you want. When you want to go back to where you were
in the SB Nation app, just tap the "close" button and BOOM - you're back where you started.
For a bit more info of what's new and how to use it, here is a video demo of the highlights:
And before you ask, yes, the Android app is on its way, too. We are still planning to have it out by the end of the year, and it will have the same great, updated features as the SB Nation iPhone app.
Download the new and improved SB Nation iPhone app v. 1.1.0 in the iTunes Store
almost 2 years ago Commentary 14 commentsContinue
almost 2 years ago Update 0 comments
SBNation.com, all 310 blogs and even our 21 Regional sites are all featured on the app, as is the ability for you to read and reply to comments and get notified of updates to the StoryStreams you choose to follow on SBNation.com, regional sites, Baseball Nation and MMA Nation.
We think the app is user-friendly and straight forward, but obviously there are going to be some questions. Here we'll try to answer a few of the more frequently asked ones we're seeing this morning:
When can I download the app?
Right now! Go to the App Store and download it! Tell your friends!
Is it free?
Yes! The app is 100% free -- Why aren't you downloading it yet?!
When we decided to create a mobile app for SB Nation, Android usage was growing rapidly, but iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) users were a larger segment of our mobile web audience. As of today, they are almost even. Our plan was to pick one (the largest at the time) and figure out what the application should be, refine it based on feedback and metrics and then move on to other platforms, with Android being next in line. And rather than creating both at the same time, we wanted to focus more on the application design than trying to build it for two platforms.
Will there be an Android app?
Absolutely! SB Nation will definitely have an Android app in the future. The plan is to release the iPhone app, get tons of feedback, see how people are using it, make a few fixes and then get started on Android. We know there are a lot of Android users out there so we'll be doing our best to get an app for you guys as soon as possible.
When will the Android app be available?
We're shooting for the end of the year.
What about BlackBerry, or Windows?
No plans for apps there, sorry. But we do always offer a mobile version http://mobile.sbnation.com/
No iPad app?
The iPhone app is not designed with the iPad in mind, but we hope to issue an iPad optimized version in the not too distant future. In the meantime, be sure to add SB Nation on a couple of the best iPad apps available, Flipboard and Pulse.
What can I expect from comments?
Commenting for the first release is pretty basic. You can read, post and reply to comments. So while you can't rec a comment yet, an enhanced commenting system IS coming soon.
I love this app! Where can I write my review?
Want to share your review after downloading? Great! You can do so on the app's page.
If you have any more questions, feedback or comments, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're interested in feedback and want to know your thoughts on our new app, and what updates you'd want to see in the future.
almost 2 years ago Update 0 comments
Now you can stay on top of all the latest news and commentary for SB Nation and all 300+ SB Nation blogs from your iPhone. With the SB Nation iPhone app you can:
Any questions, feedback, comments? E-mail email@example.com.