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Fancred a must-have social app for sports buffs

Lauren Brousell | Sept. 30, 2015
Fancred is a sports-centric social network that offers live streaming and gamification features as well as news and scores, making it a one-stop shop for fans. But how does its mobile app score for additional news sources, fantasy sports integration and ecommerce options?

The app's home page also has a new "Scores" section, and it shows each night's games, with your favorite teams listed up top. If you click on a particular game, you see a news story that summarizes the match up. For example, I pulled up the Patriots versus Jaguars game on September 27, and a CBS Sports story previewed the game. (Fancred likely has some sort of deal with CBS, because it provides all of the game summaries.) However, in-depth stories aren't available through the Scores feed, though you can click on stories posted by other people.

Fancred has many unique features and a sleek user interface, and the app could potentially replace Facebook or Twitter for some fans, if it integrates more news sources, fantasy sports and ecommerce options.

 

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