The tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full swing—fans want to track the latest scores, check out the IPL moments and know the profiles of players during this two month-long phenomenon.
The tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full swing—fans want to track the latest scores, check out the IPL moments and know the profiles of players during this two month-long phenomenon. For IPL fans who cannot catch the matches on TV, mobile app Hotstar and IPL’s official app are obvious choices when it comes to catching updates and scores this season. However, the app arena offers you some interesting mobile apps to catch the matches as well as connect with other fans, or simply get a look at the action beyond the pitch.
With the app, IPL fans can look forward to a seamless and enhanced digital experience with Jio co-presenting the live streaming of VIVO IPL 2017 matches on Hotstar. Jio users can also conveniently and seamlessly access live streaming of matches on Hotstar from within the JioTV app. JioTV, which is available on Google’s Play Store, streams about 400 TV channels including 60 HD channels, spread across 10 categories such as business news, devotional music, entertainment, sports, kids entertainment amongst others. The content on the app is available in 15 Indian languages. So far, Jio TV app is available for free for all Jio customers as per plan validity. Google Play states the downloads at more than 50 million.
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For Sachin Tendulkar fans, 100MB mobile app places itself as a single digital destination to engage Tendulkar ’s fans and the world. The mobile platform aggregates a variety of multi-format content, live chat and a number of features that are curated to let Tendulkar fans be more closer to the master blaster. The app, 100MB, gives users the opportunity to get up close and personal with Tendulkar , and provides information about his life, social media updates, and ‘verified’ news pieces that are approved by Tendulkar himself.The app also lets users to find upcoming cricket match schedules and check out the latest scores from live matches around the world. Cricket fans can also indulge in LIVE feeds, chats and discussions on the sport. Also, users can see Tendulkar’s handpicked matches and innings, and also listen to his favorite song playlist. All the updates from Tendulkar on Facebook, Twitter and native posts are available in a single feed. Launched in March this year, the app has clocked close to 5 lakh installs already.
Hike Messenger, a homegrown messaging platform, has launched ‘Caught Behind’ feature for IPL fans this season. The feature provides behind the scenes videos, photos, moments, and exclusive ‘off the field’ cricket content to Hike users. Caught Behind on Hike Messenger has been available across Android starting April 5 and on iOS starting April 12, for the 2017 IPL. The video bytes on the platform include rapid fire questions on players’ lives and relationships, players reading tweets on their performance and on their style and reacting to them, foreign players taking Hindi speaking classes amongst others. Besides this, Hike users can see live cricket scores by tapping Hike Cricket icon in the stories tab of Hike Messenger. Cricket celebrities such as Chris Gayle, Bravo and IPL teams such as KingsXI Punjab, and jockeys like Anusha Dandekar will also be sharing their everyday moments during the cricketing season through video and photo updates on stories on Hike. Launched in December 2012, Kavin Bharti Mittal founded Hike Messenger has attained 100 million users as of January 2016.
One of the most popular apps and websites for cricket fans is Cricbuzz. The Cricbuzz mobile app is for those who simply want to stay updated with text-based schedules, scores and team ranks. Cricbuzz claims to be providing live scores and ball-by-ball commentary on the app. Available on Google Play store and Apple’s app store, the app provides updates on all the IPL 2017 actions, news, and editorials. On Google Play store, the app has close to 50 lakh installs.