ESPN Fantasy Football 2011 App for iPhone & Android (This Year it’s Free!)
Are you playing in an ESPN Fantasy Football League this season? You might want to check out the new ESPN Fantasy Football iPhone & Android app for 2011. It’s free this year after carrying a $4.99 price tag in the past.
UPDATE (8/25/2011) – ESPN has now released the Android version of the app. Note that all the images below are from the iOS version.
If you’ve used the ESPN Fantasy Baseball app or ESPN’s ScoreCenter App, you’ll recognize the familiar layout and feel. You are greeted by your current week’s match-up and and score on the home screen, with ESPN fantasy related news and content (including videos) below. Select myTeam to view your players, current lineup, and to make lineup changes.
You can search for available players on the waiver wire and perform pick-ups and drops. The player filter allows you to search by position. Proposing and accepting trades can also be done through the app.
You’ll also have access to the Transactions, Schedule, Standings, and even the message board so you can get the latest updates from the League Commissioner, or maybe just talk a little trash!
Real-time live scoring is one very important feature that is included in the app, but we haven’t tried yet obviously because we can’t really test it until the season begins.
The ESPN Fantasy Football App is a definite upgrade from past seasons, plus it’s now free. It allows you to perform all the essential functions you might need to do while on the go. One bummer is that you have to be an ESPN Insider to sign up for alerts. I also find some of the buttons a little unresponsive or tough to press at times. Overall, it’s a better than average app for managing your fantasy football team. Also, it should probably go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, it only works with ESPN Fantasy Football Leagues.
UPDATE (8/17/2011) – For those looking for the Android version, it hasn’t been released as of this post.
UPDATE (8/25/2011) The Android version is now available in the Android Market.
iOS: Download ESPN Fantasy Football 2011 App for the iPhone & iPod Touch. You can use it on the iPad too, but there is no specific iPad optimized version of the app.
Andorid: Download ESPN Fantasy Football 2011 from the Android Market.
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