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ESPN Cricinfo & ESPN FC Apps

Client
ESPN
What we've done
  • UX
  • Design
  • Build

ESPN Cricinfo & ESPN FC Apps

The official ESPNcricinfo cricket app is the only app that you would need to keep yourself updated with the latest scores, breaking-stories, player statistics, records, rankings, exclusive content from the best writers, audio, video and much more – this is just the perfect personal Cricket companion. What more could any sports fan ask for? 

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“Design it for the fans!” - they said

NV partnered with ESPN back in 2006 when we set up the live scoring system for the ESPN Cricinfo website. They loved our design-centred, user-centred approach and entrusted us to create new Windows 8 apps for sports fans.

Our challenge: to build apps from a fan's perspective reflecting how they like to follow the game – but that also seamlessly integrate with ESPN's existing backend content publishing systems.

Windows 8

Microsoft has cited the ESPN Cricinfo app as a stunning example of what Windows 8 technology can do.

The ESPN Cricinfo app is the most beautiful app we've done as a company. I'm absolutely delighted with every aspect of the build.

Will Luke Social Media Manager for ESPN International

ESPN Football: a beautiful app for 'the beautiful game'

Following the success of the ESPN Cricinfo app, NV was engaged to create a Windows 8 app for ESPN Football.

ESPN Football App

Again, we approached the design from a fan's perspective. Football fans are loyal to their team, so the app begins with a team selection and the content flows from that with scoring, news, profiles and magazine-style features.

With us in London and NV in New Zealand, the timezones were an initial concern. But actually it helped: with us asleep, they could power through designs and code and not have us hassling them until the next day. It was surprisingly effective.

Will Luke Social Media Manager for ESPN International