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NASCAR has transformed its image in the last decade. The sport has become more popular and has created a more user friendly environment. The use of social networking sites and mobile platforms has provided NASCAR fans with new ways to interact with the sport. These are the best free Android apps that keep fans current on NASCAR news and drivers.
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NASCAR Total News by BrightAI
NASCAR Total News is an app offered by Android that brings you all the information a NASCAR fan needs to know about the 2011 season. The app currently features the latest NASCAR news and info on drivers. Total News gathers information from a variety of sources and that is a great feature because a wide range of information is consistently available. A cool feature that the app offers is allowing NASCAR tweets. This allows fan interaction to stay current, right up to the minute. Any NASCAR fan can appreciate a good tweet about their favorite driver or from a follower.
Another great feature offered by Total News is track details and driver stats. It is always good to have track details and stats handy for comparison and evaluation purposes. This app is easy to use and offers straightforward instructions. A new feature added to Total News is the live chat option. This feature is ideal for fans who would like to communicate via this app. The only disadvantage of this app is that it can run extremely slowly while you're waiting for downloads, tweets and loading the live NASCAR chat options.
Last Update: May 9, 2011
Current Version: 1.1
Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Overall, NASCAR Total News is a great Android app for any NASCAR fan. The driver standings are currently available for The Sprint Cup, Nationwide and The Camping World Series. There are even live tweets and chat options as well as track details and driver stats. Yes, there are advantages and disadvantages -- however, the disadvantages are heavily outweighed. The NASCAR Total News app is provided by BrightAI and is also available on the Android Market and AppBrain.
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NASCAR News by ZenMobi
NASCAR News offers Android users the latest headlines directly from NASCAR.com. The app also offers a NASCAR Insiders section, this section provides valuable information for any NASCAR fan. A great feature offered by NASCAR News is the app alert system that lets you know when something new happens or something new is added to the website. The app is one of the best because it regularly checks for news updates without being prompted. Any NASCAR fan should love receiving the latest news from NASCAR downloaded directly to their Android phone. This app is an investment for any fan looking to stay up-to-date on their favorite drivers, current races and stats.
NASCAR News has newly added features as well. The app now allows the user to manually refresh in addition to auto refresh. There is also a back button for the live feeds. The only disadvantage of the app is that the information loads slowly. It takes time for the updates on certain information to download.
Last Update: September 22, 2010
Current Version: 1.1
Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Overall, NASCAR News is a valuable app for any NASCAR fan. The app offers up-to-date information and keeps fans current about what is happening on the track. This app is a good investment for any fan of the sport. NASCAR News by ZenMobi is also available on the Android Market and AppBrain for free.
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NASCAR.com is currently one of the fastest growing sports sites on the Internet. This Android app allows users to access the homepage with the hit of a button. Every year, NASCAR.com generates over 1 billion page views. This app is easy to use and has already added to the site's increasing page view count. NASCAR by RelativeApps has increased fan interaction with the sport and currently draws in Android users from all 50 states as well as from countries around the world.
This is a great app for any Android user because it allows instant access to the NASCAR website. The app literally takes you to the NASCAR website in 1 click. The Android user can use this app as a really cool NASCAR bookmark. This is a great advantage for any NASCAR fan because it keeps them at the center of the action. However, there are some disadvantages. The website that is loaded by the user will not allow zooming in to enlarge text. This is terrible for trying to read small print and numbers. In addition to that, the app does not provide the "in car audio." A few updates, such as the audio, could make this app more functional and Android user friendly.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Last Update: May 30, 2011
Current Version: 1.4
Requires Android: 2.0.1 and up
Size: 38kOverall, RealtiveApps provides a quality NASCAR app. The app has advantages as well as disadvantages, however, the app is great for accessing the NASCAR website. The NASCAR app is also available on the Android Market and AppBrain for FREE download.
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- Author's own experience.
- QR Code coutesy of AppBrain - www.appbrain.com
- Screenshots courtesy of the Android Market - https://market.android.com/
- NASCAR Total News, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.brightai.nascarguide
- NASCAR News, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zenmobi.android.app.nascarnews
- NASCAR, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nascar.relativeapps
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