Football season is here, which means millions of fantasy managers are busy shuffling their starting line-ups in the hope of eventually basking in the glory of an office pool victory.

Staying on top of the latest details regarding injury and selection news – not to mention tracking all the live, in-game scoring plays made by your roster every Sunday – can be hard work. But theScore’s player alerts make it easy to stay in-the-know and be the smartest player in your league.

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theScore has updated its iOS app to include a new feature called Player Alerts, where users can receive push notifications when a particular player from the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL scores a goal, makes an assist or receives a penalty. The latter two leagues will be later added this summer and fall. Other alert options include vital player news such as injuries.

Below is an example of what a Player Alert will look like on your lock screen:

Thescore player alerts

Jonathan Savage, VP of Product at theScore said “For fantasy sports fans this feature is a real game-changer,” and also “theScore has always been the perfect app for the sports fan on-the-go and now – with Player Alerts – weddings, dinner dates or business meetings will never get in the way of tracking your fantasy sports team.”

Player Alerts for Android will come later this fall. Other features part of today’s update include better social sharing, deeper league stats when in landscape view, improved alerts management including the addition of “Default Alerts” and the inclusion of a new on-boarding tutorial to teach users how to follow their favourite teams.

theScore tells us their app is being used by more than 4.2 million active mobile users per month and this update makes it the first major sports app to offer Player Alerts.

If you’re a fantasy sports freak, this new feature is going to change your life–for the better or worse. Back in late April, theScore secured $16 million in private placement financing.

Click here to download theScore for iOS–it’s free. Let us know how you like this update.

– theScore becomes first major sports app to offer Player Alerts, creating a dynamic new tool for fantasy league tracking 

TORONTO – June 6, 2013: Leading free sports app theScore today unveiled a brand new feature to make playing fantasy sports even easier – Player Alerts.

With theScore’s new Player Alerts, fans will be notified in real time when someone on their roster scores a goal, makes an assist or receives a penalty. They’ll also be sent alerts about vital player news, such as injuries.

Player Alerts are part of the latest update for theScore for iOS and are currently available for NHL and NBA leagues, with MLB coverage following this summer and NFL coverage arriving in time for the start of the new season.

“For fantasy sports fans this feature is a real game-changer,” said Jonathan Savage, VP of Product at theScore. “theScore has always been the perfect app for the sports fan on-the-go and now – with Player Alerts – weddings, dinner dates or business meetings will never get in the way of tracking your fantasy sports team.”

Player Alerts for Android are due in the fall, while this latest update for iOS also includes:

  • Better Social Sharing: A more intuitive menu offering Facebook tagging and Twitter @ mentions.
  • Deeper League Stats: Flip your device horizontal in the “Standings” area to see even more stats.
  • Improved Alerts Management: We’ve made it easier to configure and customize the way alerts work and also added “Default Alerts” so you can choose which you automatically receive when you follow teams, events, players, and leagues.
  • Optional On-boarding: A new optional on-boarding tutorial that will teach you how to follow your favorite teams and become familiar with the app’s key features.

theScore is used by more than 4.2 million monthly mobile active users. It is available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, iPad and iPad mini and mobile web. Click here to download.

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Manager, Communications
theScore, Inc.
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By Jonathan Savage
VP, Product

It’s always an exciting moment for us when a new app update for theScore goes live. But it’s particularly thrilling when we’re able to announce a new feature that so many of our users have been craving.

We’re very lucky that we get to chat to sports fans every single day – whether that be on Twitter, Facebook or through feedback – and one of the most popular requests we receive is for Player Alerts, allowing fans to track individual player performances.

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