It’s March Madness time! Naturally your pen and paper have been ready to fill out your bracket for weeks now. But it’s 2013 and pen and paper are so old world. Mobile and social has changed the way we follow the games. Put down the pen, pick up your smart phone (or tablet) and get prepared for the most social and interactive March Madness yet.
Gone are the days of carrying around your bracket and constantly updating game results by hand. Take for instance Fanhood’s March Madness Brackets. This game, only acceptable through Facebook, allows fans to create and share their bracket, engage in sports trivia, and participate in various challenges. Players even have a chance to win a cash prize of $4,000.
Available on the Apple App Store, PocketBracket is another great way to stay up to date on all things college hoops. Create your bracket at the touch of your fingers and then sit back as this app automatically updates your bracket game by game.
Want more news on your favorite underdog? Download the ESPN Bracket Bound 2013 app and get all the behind the scenes info. This app, home to ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, gives access to up to 10 different brackets for bragging rights against family, friends, and even ESPN celebrities! You’ll receive alerts to the most newsworthy buzz inside college basketball with the ability to watch live games on WatchESPN. Video highlights and analysis from ESPN’s college hoops team top off this well-rounded app.
If you’re not an Apple user, Android has options for you. ScoreCenter for Android gives users real time scores, stats and bracketology breakdowns. With the Bracket for Android app, fans can create brackets with the ability to share their predictions across all major social media platforms.
Afraid you’re going to miss the games because you’re stuck at the office? Have no fear, NCAA March Madness Live is here! Produced by Turner Sports, fans are offered multiple second screen options available on IPhone or Android and tablet like never before. Download the app for all your social and interactive NCAA tourney needs including live game alerts, stats, game replays, and highlights. According to Matthew Hong, Senior VP and GM of Operations for Turner Sports
Whether viewing on a big-screen TV or a computer, tablet or smart phone, fans can enjoy the incomparable excitement of March Madness anywhere they are and however they choose.
Ready to get your college hoops on wherever you are? Fans have access to all 67 tournament games across CBS, TNT, TBS and truTv on the device of their choice. By signing in with their TV subscriptions, March Madness Live offers paying TV subscribers live streaming access to all the games for free. Also offered is a free preview of up to 4 hours without viewer registration. Additionally, March Madness Live, co-sponsored by Coke Zero, AT&T, and Capital One will be available online at NCAA.com,CBSSports.com, Bleacher Report and even Google Play.
Some changes come with this year’s March Madness Live, such the Capital One Bracket Challenge. This official March Madness game is now available for all platforms, featuring a new design allowing fans to share brackets and engage with one another through Facebook.
Fans also have the chance to interact within the Coke Zero NCAA March Madness Social Arena. This interactive medium gets the conversation going with everything March Madness related. Fans can engage in forum chats, follow game tweets, and stay up to date with the latest happenings surrounding the tournament. Get involved on Twitter with the hashtag #marchmadness.
As the 2013 NCAA March Madness tournament approaches, step into the new world and embrace the digital age. Ditch that paper bracket and get ready to share your Final Four picks with the rest of the social world!