Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Super Bowl XLVIII Apps
Just in case you were not aware, Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off tomorrow from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. For those not fortunate enough to experience the outdoor experience, we thought a quick roundup of Windows Phone apps was in order for those roughing it from the comfort of home.
We’ve got apps that will help conquer the munchies, keep up with the game’s stats, check in on player tweets, replay all those fantastic commercials and give your bartending skills a fighting chance. Plus, for good measure, we will toss out the available Windows 8 versions for some of these apps just in case you prefer the larger screen of your Windows tablet.
NFL Mobile (free)
So let’s get the obvious Windows Phone app out of the way, NFL Mobile. The app is your one-stop source for information pertaining to the NFL and delivers news, video highlights, stats, scores and more to your Windows Phone 8 device. Verizon customers can upgrade to premium content that will give them access to NFL RedZone on Sunday afternoons and Live NFL games throughout the season.
NFL Mobile Main Pages and Super Bowl XLVIII Pages
NFL Mobile is a feature rich Windows Phone app and to help you make it through the Super Bowl, a special section has been added to the app that is dedicated to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Super Bowl section maps out all the Super Bowl events occurring throughout the weekend, videos of Super Bowl coverage, information about the MetLife Stadium (stadium policies, maps, etc.), and more.
NFL Mobile is a free, ad-supported app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices. You can find the Windows Phone 8 version of NFL Mobile here in the Windows Phone Store. The Windows 8 version can be found here in the Windows Store.
Domino’s Pizza (free)
There is no telling how many pizzas and hot wings will be consumed during the Super Bowl. Domino’s Pizza alone expects to sell over 11 million slices of pizza and 2.5 million chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday. And we have a Windows Phone app to make ordering all the pizza and chickens easy as pie.
Domino's Pizza Windows Phone App
The Domino’s Pizza app will let you place delivery or carry out orders from the company’s full menu. Other features include:
- Coupons finder to help save a little cash
- Track your order with Domino’s Tracker
- Speech recognition to select your menu items
- Build Your Own feature lets you make the pizza just the way you like it
You will need to create a Pizza Profile to access saved addresses and payment information or you can order your pizza and wings as a guest. The WPCentral Staff uses the app often and it is sure to come in handy during Super Bowl Sunday.
The Domino’s Pizza app is a free app for Windows Phone 8. You can find the Domino’s Pizza app here in the Windows Phone Store. There may be regional restrictions for this app.
Cocktail Flow (trial/$2.99)
Along with pizza and wings, a large amount of adult beverages will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. From the cold draft beer to the fruity cocktail, bartenders will be busy practicing their mixology. For those are tending bar at their house, we have the Windows Phone app Cocktail Flow.
Cocktail Flow's Main, Drink and Cocktail Package Pages
It is a fantastic looking mixology app that will not only provide you with a healthy variety of mixed drinks but also help you manage your bar stock. Cocktails can be selected by category (base drink, type and color) or you can tap the “Surprise Me” option and Cocktail Flow will pick a recipe at random.
In addition to the core drink listing, Cocktail Flow also has additional cocktail packages designed to cater to certain events. One of which is the Big Game Package that contains 34 cocktails tailored for events such as Super Bowl Sunday. Cocktails such as Touchdown Tea, Lemon Blitz and Go For It On 4th Down are sure to liven up any Super Bowl Party.
Cocktail Flow for Windows 8
There is a trial version available for Cocktail Flow that gives you access to the core drink listing. The full version is currently running $2.99 and opens up the cocktail packages, bar stock tools, and a shopping assistant to find all your bar stock ingredients. Cocktail Flow is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and you can find it here in the Windows Phone Store. There is also a Windows 8 version of Cocktail Flow available here in the Windows Store. It is a free app but lacks the cocktail packages.
ESPN ScoreCenter (Free)
ESPN ScoreCenter offers some of the most comprehensive global sports coverage available for your Windows Phone, including all the stats, scoring updates, news and videos concerning Super Bowl XLVIII. In viewing the Super Bowl, you will have access to game updates, Twitter feeds about the game, video highlights, photos, discussions and more.
ESPN ScoreCenter Main Pages and Super Bowl Pages
Even when the dust settles and either Denver or Seattle is handed the Lombardi Trophy, ESPN ScoreCenter is a handy Windows Phone app to have for following the NBA, NCAA sports, Major League Baseball, MMA, Hockey, Soccer and other sports.
ESPN ScoreCenter is a free app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x device. You can find ESPN ScoreCenter here in the Windows Phone Store. For those looking for a little big-screen ESPN action, there is also the ESPN App that is available for Windows 8 devices that you can find here in the Windows Store.
While many will be glued to their television sets cheering on either the Broncos or Seahawks, many will be eagerly waiting for those television time-outs and commercial breaks to see the latest and greatest advertisements. Just in case you have to take a bathroom break or get the door for the Domino’s Pizza delivery and miss a commercial, many will land on YouTube.
myTube Categories, Popular and Search Pages
To help you catch up on all the commercials that lands on YouTube, we cannot think of a better Windows Phone YouTube app than myTube.
- HD 720p video support
- Double Wide Live Tile
- Video viewing fades to allow you to read comments
- Rate, comment and share videos
- Browse playlists and add videos to your own playlist
- Save videos for watching when you have a limited connection
- Search Suggestions
- Ability to bookmark your position in a “watch later” video
Whether it is catching up on all the Super Bowl commercials, you missed, checking out ads from Super Bowls of the past or just surfing YouTube for your favorite videos, myTube can handle it all.
The trial version of myTube limits you to watching one hour of video, every three hours. The full version is currently running $.99 and is available for Windows Phone 8. You can pick up your copy of myTube here in the Windows Phone Store.
Bing Food & Drink (Beta)
Bing Food & Drink (Beta) hit the Windows Phone Store shelves this past week with limited availability and has made a rather nice first impression. While Microsoft is still testing and experimenting with Food & Drink to ensure the best possible user experience, if you can get your hands on a copy it may help you get through Super Bowl weekend with a wide selection of appetizers, entrees and drink mixes.
While Cocktail Flow will help your bartending skills, Bing Food & Drink will extend the aid to the kitchen as well as from behind your bar. The layout of Bing Food & Drink makes it easy to find cooking recipes, find cocktail mixes and find which wine is best for your meals.
Bing Food & Drink (Beta)
Toss in a shopping list creator and bookmark recipe collections that can be shared with the Windows 8 version (which you can find here) of the app and Bing Food & Drink becomes a serious culinary contender for our Windows Phone. There's even a section that highlights recent cooking/dining news, such as game day recipes for the Super Bowl.
Again, Bing Food & Drink is still in the Beta stages and while available in the Windows Phone Store, availability may be limited and some features may not be available or in need of a little fine-tuning. It is a free app for Windows Phone 8 and you can find Bing Food & Drink here in the Windows Phone Store. We think it’s a keeper, not only for Super Bowl Sunday but also for everyday use.
We have tossed out our best picks on Windows Phone apps that can help you make it through Super Bowl Sunday, now it is your turn. Any recommendations on must have Windows Phone or Windows apps that you can’t live without? Sound off below in the comments.