For those of you with an iPhone, you'll soon be able to easily peruse SBNation.com and all SBN blogs with ease thanks to an app that will be released later this week. If such a thing interests you, check out the video and then click through the jump to read the FAQ that was passed on to me from the developers.
---When can I download the app?
The app should be available in the App Store later this week. We will
notify you all immediately when it's released.
---Will there be an Android app?
Absolutely! SB Nation will definitely have an Android app in the
future. The plan is to release the iPhone app, get tons of feedback,
see how people are using it, make a few fixes and then get started on
Android. We know there are a lot of Android users out there so we'll
be doing our best to get an app for you guys as soon as possible.
We're shooting for the end of the year.
When we decided to create a mobile app for SB Nation, Android usage
was growing rapidly, but iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) users were a larger
segment of our mobile web audience. As of today, they are almost
Our plan was to pick one (the largest at the time) and figure out what
the application should be, refine it based on feedback and metrics and
then move on to other platforms, with Android being next in line.
Rather than creating both at the same time, we wanted to focus more on
the application design than trying to build it for two platforms.
---Is it free?
100% free. The app will have ads, but we made sure that they were not
---What can I expect from comments?
Commenting for the first release is pretty basic. You can read and
reply to comments. There is no auto-refresh, ctrl-z, etc... We have
plans to revisit the comments and enhance them once the app is out and
we start getting feedback on it.