With a lot of applications taking over the Android Market, it has never been any lesser for the Cricket season, right from the World Cup to give its shot at this. Every other application that was introduced by the Android Market related to the ICC World Cup was a massive success, not only because of its nominal rates or to extends of free applications, but also because of its easy user interface which attracted plenty of Android users, who found it convenient to browse and keep them updated with the scores then and there. This hit of the season, led to its further advancements when the ICC World cup faded off and came up as IPL 2011.
Being novel in the market, this application is not very much different from its older counterpart related to ICC. Having an easy and similar to use interface, this application can be used by anybody who is new to the Android set of phones. Smoothening the transition between both the applications has been taken care of very well and is appreciable for the accomplishment.
Features of this new application has to be improved, at least a little. But, what it has already got is still good to use and easy to access. The three tabs have been segregated in a way that is comprehendible. The tab which has the Live Match options is the first one, and then comes the one which has scores from previously done matches and then comes the Fixtures Tab which consists of the future matches, their details and their locations.
The first tab, which is the Live Match options, provides information on updates about the match that is currently happening in the tournament and the update is every ball update. The Results tab which comes the next, is inclusive of the bowling card details with entire score card and also the commentary to enlighten viewers who have missed out on the amazingly interesting commentary by their favourite commentator.
The last tab, Fixtures, shows statistics represented through graphical representations about two teams which are heading for the upcoming match and also has an option of reminder to remind the owner if they don’t want to miss out on their favourite teams playing against each other. This reminder can be set by the long press of the upcoming match, which is not only exciting but also useful. Another option being the IPL Points table has details about rankings of each team.
The Twitter option present in the application aids individuals to read the scores and tweet them on their twitter profile page so that they can keep their friends updated too.
Cricket IPL 2011, is available for free of cost in the Android Market. Despite its free of cost, it does not compromise on anything that is dissatisfying to the user. Having a similar interface as the World Cup application, it can be improved to make the user feel a little novice and refreshed to use it. Not to forget its interesting user friendly interface, this application is definitely a success among the android-cricket passionate people.