The BBC has today announced that they have finally launched the BBC Sport app onto the Microsoft Windows Phone mobile operating system.
Over the past years the number of Windows Phone users visiting the BBC Sport mobile site has increased by 54 percent year-on-year explains the BBC, and recent visitor numbers have prompted them to finally launch the BBC Sport app for Windows Phone users.
Last month the BBC Sport mobile website enjoyed over 800,000 visits from Windows Phone users reports the BBC, who due to the increased usage have now developed a Windows Phone application over the last few months. The BBC explains :
“We’ve released an app that covers the core needs of the audience: live sport news, stats, fixtures and results, curated by the BBC’s team of sport journalists. Video and push alerts will be unavailable on launch. We will monitor app usage & user feedback, alongside other operating systems, and use this to make decisions about additional functionality for the Windows Phone app. As a publicly funded organisation the BBC needs to factor in how large an audience can be reached with a particular app.
– Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport, curated by the BBC’s team of sport journalists.
– Dedicated indexes for dozens of sports, including football, F1, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, tennis and golf
– Live tile showing top sport headlines
– Native share – share stories and results with your friends and followers
– Comprehensive football news, analysis, live scores, tables, match stats and text commentaries – plus the gossip column
– Sections for UK nations and global sport events
The BBC Sport app for Windows Phone is now available in the UK for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 via the link below.
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