ESPN launches first hackathon app – SportsCenter Feed Beta

For the past two years ESPN has held internal hackathons. And while they keep saying that these hacker creations “have been incorporated across the ESPN ecosystem, SC Feed is the first to emerge largely unchanged from the concept stage.”

And it looks perfect. Modeled after the Twitter apps on iPhone and iPad – and using the new ESPN API - SportsCenter Feed Beta allows you to view all ESPN stories in an RSS-like feed. Which offers a better viewing experience than the cluttered ESPN homepage. The killer feature allows you to filter for your favorite teams, sports, and players.

I entered my favorite college football team (UCLA Bruins), NFL team (Chargers), and baseball team (Angels).  The result is one clean list of stories that would normally be scattered across ESPN.com. And it is a web app, meaning that it works on any device – as long as you log-in.

I think it’s home run for ESPN.

 

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