Ready For Some Football? Get the 2012 Schedule App!

During the football season, my Sundays are reserved for watching football, and what glorious days those are (except for my team’s pesky bye week). With the draft complete and 3 months until the start of Preseason, we couldn’t help but share a little 2012 Football Schedule app we made in preparation. There weren’t many clean, polished, lightweight schedule apps out there, so we thought we’d make one ourselves: check out Football Schedule 2012 on Google Play.

In addition to being a nice little app for football fans, Football Schedule 2012 serves a few additional purposes. As you may know, last year was Neverstill’s first year of running our Football Pickem contest (through FootballBeast.com) where we gave away $2,200 in prizes plus a Grand Prize of tickets to The Big Game. We’ll be running the same contest this year, and in preparation, wanted to revamp the app and get feedback from users. Football Schedule 2012 is our way of beta testing, so we’re eager to hear your feedback.

How it works

The first time you open the app, you’ll be asked to select your favorite team. You can change this selection at any time, and your favorite team’s schedule will then get a reserved screen on the left panel of the app. The middle screen provides a full schedule in collapsible list form.  Stars on the right side of the list allow you to highlight key matchups throughout the season, easily viewing all of the important games on the app’s right panel.

I’m guessing a lot of fans will be starring Denver and Indianapolis games thanks to Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. I’m also especially excited to see some Washington games; their long drought at the QB position may finally be over. Besides watching my hometown BMORE boys, I never pass up an opportunity to see Michael Vick tear up the turf.

Future Features: Live Scores & Theming

We’re strongly considering adding some features for the season’s start, including live scores and customized colors based on your favorite team. But once you add live scores, shouldn’t the apps title convert to “Football Scores 2012″? It’s also a slippery slope: before you know it, we’ll be motivated to add standings, stats, and the whole 9 yards (pun intended). What would you like to see in the perfect football app?

Notice The Ad? Case Study Time!

Another reason we created Football Schedule 2012 was to perform a case study for developers. While mobile is definitely the tech world’s hottest topic, how to launch, promote, and monetize mobile apps is still uncharted territory for a large percentage of developers (especially indie devs). We’re hoping to document the life of Football Schedule 2012 and publish our findings in a case study on Phandroid.

You may not particularly enjoy ads, but it’s one of the primary reasons developers are able to bring awesome apps and games to our Android Phones. Sure, there are other ways to support development (paid apps, in-app purchases, etc…), but in-app ads are one great way to keep apps free to users, and we’re eager to test the results.

Developers: if there is anything specific you’d like to see in a case study, please share your thoughts in the comments below. We’ll be as transparent as possible in the case study.

Make your predictions

What are your predictions for the 2012 season? Who is going to go all the way? What rookies will stand out? Will Peyton return to his superstar form or be a shell of his former self? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!

 

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  • yami951

    Oh, and go Patriots!

  • bmg314

    Predictions: Peyton will be a total shell. Lions will win a playoff game, the Bears won’t. The Saints will still be in. Sanchez will ride the pine in NY by game 5 or 6. Cam Newton will lose…a lot. Phandroid will update their site app. Giants won’t repeat. Steelers will go all the way (which sucks). And the worst team in the league will be…a tie between the Vikes and Dolphins.

    • yami951

      No way the steelers will get passed the Pats in the AFC. And Cam will go HAM.

    • robjackson81

      “Phandroid will update their site app” LOL. I’ve got some inside info… and I’d say bet your chips that it happens :)

  • yami951

    Gotta fix the bye weeks. The pats don’t have 2,,aand I didn’t check the other teams. Other than that it’s a nice quick app, good job!

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  • http://stevealbright.com Steve Albright

    Rich on Google Play… who ever you are…

    I saw your comment, tested, recreated your issue, fixed. There was some data that was inaccurate in our data entry. Please hit refresh in the app and you will see that it now is correct for your Bears :)

    Thanks for the report of that bug.

    @yami951:disqus hit refresh, should be fixed.. if not please let me know asap.. thanks!

    • yami951

      Awesome. Thanks for that

      • http://stevealbright.com Steve Albright

        No problem. FYI.. I found one other issue as I drank more coffee today. If you hit refresh your Patriots schedule should be correct now.

        Data entry is hard :/

  • Tim

    Even though the Saints r evil, I’m picking them to beat the Pats in the Superbowl. That’s right I said it! Roger Goodell will have to hand the Lombardi to the New Orleans Saints next February in their own stadium.

    • allday28

      Hahahahahaah!!! Youre on crack bro!! You just made my day!

    • yami951

      Certain players on the Saints probably aren’t the best people, but the offense should still be good. Without a defense and vilma, no way will they be able to make a run in the playoffs

  • NightAngel79

    Andy Dalton and AJ Green all the way this year!! Rob, your Ravens are going DOWN!!