The *Spark home screen application for Android devices has been updated with a new sports module. Users in the USA can now see sports scores from major American football, baseball, basketball and hockey fixtures, while European users will have cricket and football results available in a couple of weeks.
*Spark is also the only official mobile partner of Groupon in the UK, offering targeted local discounts.
An extended interview with Mark Anderson, CEO of HipLogic, about the launch of his company's real-time home screen app called *Spark.
In this week's edition of The Fonecast we’re making some predictions for 2011... and we’re looking back on last year's predictions as well.
This week's edition of The Fonecast takes its regular look at mobile news headlines from the past seven days, including the launch of HipLogic's Spark application. In addition, the team makes some predictions about the industry for 2011... and discusses the successes and failures of last year's predictions.
Mark Bridge writes:
Groupon is a US phenomenon that’s not quite become ‘mainstream’ in the UK… yet. While the transatlantic tech press have been intrigued by the will-they-won’t-they story of Google apparently offering up to $6 billion for the two-year-old company, most of the UK has been wondering what the fuss is about.
But all that could be about to change.