Beyond the Box v2.4: iPhone home screen sports tiles, design refresh, immersive full-screen, Instagram videos, sports portal, and photo/ video/ link messaging
If you are (and we know you are!), then you’re ready for the biggest Beyond the Box iPhone and iPad app update to date.
Here’s some of the highlights of today’s version 2.4 launch:
iPhone Home Screen
Every time you launch Beyond the Box on your iPhone you will now see a live window into your sports interests powered by team, player, and fan Instagram photos.
In adherence with the modern iOS design aesthetic, BtB has undergone a transformation to a flatter look. The team timelines have been redesigned with team logos and the web browser maintains a consistent colorway with each sports interest.
San Francisco 49ers timeline and web browser
On the home screen, team timelines, and team-themed web browser in deference to content, BtB auto-hides the UI controls to give you a full-screen photo and text experience.
Now you can watch Sportscenter-highlight worthy 15 second clips from your favorite teams and athletes right inside Beyond the Box.
Beyond the Box now features links to the best NBA, NFL, and MLB general and team sites around. Here’s just a few of the sites featured:
Photo, Video, and Link Messaging
If you see slamming sports videos, photos, and links on Beyond the Box, then spread the good word to your buddies instantly via SMS, MMS, and iMessages on your iPhone.
Don’t sleep on Beyond the Box v2.4!
We’re already hard at work on Beyond the Box 3.0, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with requests. All the user feedback and support we’ve received has been vital in our product planning.
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Beyond the Box’s timeline format (as seen in the image below) is ideal for the MLB season. It allows users to swipe through high quality Twitter pics and Instagram photos shared by their favorite teams and players which provides a great glimpse into life around the MLB. It’s an efficient way to stay up to date on news around the league as well as enjoy the great behind the scenes photos throughout the season.
The app [Beyond the Box] provides real-time coverage of sports teams and players from the four major sports—NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL—by curating news, photos, quotes, social media updates, and more from a wide variety of sources. It presents this information in an updated, streaming timeline format that users are used to from other traditional social media outlets. The app acts as a companion both while the user is watching a game and during downtime in between games so that he or she can always stay updated and connected as the news and media are released.
Beyond the Box 2.3: Flip through the best sports photos on Instagram, browse the sports web in style, and interact with sports personalities
Beyond the Box is stepping up big time for March Madness and the late season NBA and NHL playoff pushes with today’s Version 2.3 update.
The NBA Playoffs are coming…
BtB will help you fill out your March Madness brackets!
The NHL Playoffs are coming…
The English Premier League is heating up!
Since we added vibrant sports photos from Instagram into BtB, we’ve received a lot of praise from users. In particular BtB fans have commented on how much they like the full screen photo view on iPhone and iPad. With this update we’ve added some more polish to this area. Now you can quickly flip through these Instagram photos from your favorite teams, players, and super fans just like the Apple Photos app.
The 4,000 media sources and 3,000 players jam packed into BtB make for a ton of great links as a starting point to navigate the sports web. Browsing all this content on your iPhone just got slicker with the updated web browser. Don’t forget to use the nifty iOS 7 back swipe to navigate back and even return to the timeline!
Fantastic piece: The Soul of the Dunk Contest
You can also now reply to tweets from your favorite players and media personalities directly in the app.
TIP: Nothing makes a player’s day like a fan tweeting Happy Birthday to them.
Make sure to send any requests and feedback our way because Beyond the Box v2.4 got next!
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Beyond the Box 2.2: Sync Favorites across iPhone + iPad and Twitter performance enhancements
Today’s Beyond the Box update adds accounts which sync your Favorites across your iPhone and iPad. [Download Beyond the Box on App Store]
There’s also a bunch of under the hood Twitter improvements that make the real-time sports news from 4,000 media sources and 3,000 players load even faster and more reliably.
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