ESPN Launches iPhone and iPod Apps For Its Local Web Services


ESPN is offering iPhone and iPod apps for its five local-based sports web services as well as an app that allows fans to upload their own photos and information while attending live games, the network said.

The five, free ESPN Local apps give fans in Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York a mobile platform to access all the latest breaking news, scores and information from their hometown teams, said ESPN. The local apps also feature GPS-activated local weather updates; blog posts and tweets from each of the local contributors to the sites; an interactive scoreboard; access to local SportsCenter video and audio clips; stadium guides for all local professional sports teams; text direct to ESPN Radio stations in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York; and live digital audio from the ESPN Radio stations.

Additionally, the ESPN Passport app will allow fans to chronicle their at-the-game experiences by building a digital sports scrapbook via the app on their mobile devices while also capturing real-time perspective with the ability to "check-in," upload photos and share commentary while at the game.