ESPN Fantasy Football app headed to the Nokia Collection for Windows Phone
NFL season is just around the corner and in just the nick of time, the ESPN Fantasy Football app has passed Marketplace certification and is headed to the Nokia Collection. The fantasy football app will be an exclusive for the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone lineup and should be live on the Marketplace in the next day or two.
ESPN Fantasy Football allows you to manage your fantasy teams and monitor player performance from multiple teams and leagues. You have the capability of following teams on game day with real-time FantasyCast scores and news.
Along with managing your fantasy teams you can view news, video highlights from ESPN and catch analysis from ESPN fantasy experts. If you subscribe to ESPN Insider you will be able to get personalized alerts, game predictions and ESPN PickCenter Plus recommendations for your lineups. ESPN Fantasy Football comes across as a very complete fantasy football app for your Windows Phone.
Again, ESPN Fantasy Football just passed certification and it may take 24-48 hours before we see it live. Once it is available, it will appear in your Windows Phone Marketplace app under the Nokia Collection. We'll keep an eye on things and update you with the direct link and a QR code once they become available.
Source: Conversations Nokia
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I understand the Nokia Maps etc. etc. being exclusive, but ESPN FFL is something I have been waiting for over a year and it finally is coming out but only for Nokia.
Why don't you tell your other phone partners to screw off, buy Nokia and be done with it so you don't have a fragmented user base. It's tough enough trying to evangalize this platform then getting this kind of news pisses me off (obviously)
You have a choice buddy. support the one that's supporting the platform 100%. Seems like Samsung is warming up...but not enough. Go NOKIA. you rock...
Maybe you need to think more like a consumer because that's who buys into the ecosystem. I work at a company that has us locked into Verizon. Let's see what WP7 phone can I choose in the last year. Oh yeah, the single choice of HTC Trophy. I don't mind the phone for the most part. As part of my effort, I got some others to choose the Trophy. Now, as an example there is a popular app (in some circles) that is only on Nokia. A couple of folks are ready to jump to iPhones because of this kind of thing. How smart is that to lose customers because Microsoft is allowing OEM's to lock down apps to a single handset manufacturer.
It doesn't help the WP ecosystem to have this happen.
The bigger overall point is that app fragmentation is not a good thing for the Microsoft Phone ecosystem. In my example, there are times when you can't just jump from carrier to carrier to get a handset of your choice. When you are locked in and have a choice of an iphone with all major apps or in this case an HTC with a subset of the Windows ecosystem, it's hard to convert people into coming on board to WP.
I don't want ANY app exclusives and never liked the idea. It's not a good thing for the overall sucess of the platform.
I want WP to suceed and this is a roadblock, believe it or not to getting some people to convert/commit to WP.
Yes, this sucks as I have a Titan II, and HTC does not seem to care about it's Windows Phone users, so I am ticked at them. The thing is, I do not like the Lumia 900. I personally feel the Titan II is a much better device.
Ding, Ding Nokia. You can recoup some of your investments by charging during the exclusive period.
Thanks Nokia for getting this. Our league just finished the live draft and can't wait for this App. My work blocks all content that is remotely synonymous to the word Fantasy.
To the people who are trashing MS... I don't think they have a choice. It's Nokia who is pursuing these exclusive apps and they are the only company who dumped on their own OS and go exclusive with WP OS. Unlike Samsung or HTC who, given the option will spit out a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Blackberry OS and iOS as well.
Nokia has put all it's eggs in MS basket and trying to grow the Ecosystem along with their own market share.
Good Job Nokia. Now I need a Yahoo FF app as well :)