Apple Sports

February 22, 2024

Apple has released a new app, simply called Apple Sports. This is a really interesting one to me. I have started building this exact app more than a few times but I always run into the insane cost of sports data feeds, especially for anything close to real time.

Displaying the sports data is certainly simpler than sourcing all of the content. A five-figure (per league, per season) fee for sports data is nothing to Apple, but very cost prohibitive for an indie developer.

I’ve always wanted a very simple app to quickly check game times and scores. ESPN and others have become so bloated with features, ads, videos, and other junk that they have become significantly less useful for me.

I love the simplicity of this app, and now I don’t need to build it myself. 😆