It is your contributions that make this growing community fun to be a part of and I know a few of you who attend games would love to have a way to more easily participate on the go.
So as of this morning, the SB Nation iPhone app is now available in the App Store! Best of all, it's Free!
With the SB Nation iPhone app you can:
- Get the latest, breaking sports news as it happens.
- Customize your news with your favorite teams, sports and blogs (including Swish Appeal).
- Get notified of updates to the stories you choose to follow on SBNation.com, regional sites, Baseball Nation and MMA Nation.
- Read and reply to comments.
A few places to find WNBA coverage around SB Nation:
- SwishAppeal.com: It's a cool site that you should check out sometime.
Team sites: With the Minnesota Lynx playing so well, SBN's Minnesota Timberwolves site Canis Hoopus also has post-game content about the state's best team from time to time.
SBN regionals: three SBN regional sites keep track of the WNBA consistently: SBN Arizona (Seth Pollack, et al.), SBN Atlanta (Kris Willis), and SBN Seattle (me). SBN Seattle is also keeping tabs on the Western Conference playoff race here.
Those links are to WNBA sections at those regionals and the "storystreams" we have there for game days - particularly the playoffs - are apparently available via the iPhone app. My understanding is all the streams for the Phoenix Mercury, Atlanta Dream, and Seattle Storm should show up well on this app. But again - let me know.
- Please rate the app by go to the iTunes app store, searching for "SB Nation", find the app, and then on that page at the bottom you can give it
fivethe appropriate number of stars in accordance to the quality of your experience. Also, if you just want to stand in solidarity with SBN, you don't need to even have an iPhone to rate it which is pretty cool!
- If you use it, feel free to share any feedback - compliments, concerns, or constructive critique - in the comments below. In addition to getting support from the SBN tech team, that's a great place to tell us about how we can optimize the site to make things easier to read (e.g. placement of jumps, pictures, etc.). And again, this is a good time to share those comments about the site's usability even if you don't have the app.
- With the combination of a new app with which to access Swish Appeal and the WNBA's Center Court app, the experience of the WNBA seems to be enhanced for SBN users.What else might be useful for people using both of those things?
A re-introduction to Swish Appeal's features:
- How to log in to this site: You can use a Facebook, Yahoo, or OpenID loginOnce you set up a login at any SB Nation site, you can access all 300+ of them, including this one.
- Auto-refreshing comments: Part of what makes this platform great - especially for game threads - is the auto-refreshing comments that allow you to chat in real-time with others on the site in a threaded form....and continue the conversation days after the game is over within those threaded conversations.
- "Rec" comments and stories you particularly enjoy: This is something we haven't formally asked for previously, but it's a really useful feature with which to show other people in the community that you like their contributions. I shouldn't have to tell you why that's a good thing to do, but suffice it to say that we all like it when there's tangible data to tell us that, yes, people like you and there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing your comment turn green because so many people liked what you had to say. Nothing.
- What in the world is the difference between a fan post and fan shot? I know this jargon is not immediately intuitive, but here's one way to think about it: if you just have a link, photo, quote, or video to share, make it a fan shot. If you have an original idea that you want to write, make it a fan post.
- Your insights about all things women's basketball: We try to provide college and pro women's basketball coverage from across the nation, but obviously cannot be everywhere. So we encourage you to use all of these features to help us fill in the blanks and better learn the landscape of college and pro women's basketball.