ESPN Developer Center Developer Blog
The ESPN content experience, but delivered the way you want it.
We are excited to discuss a new product launch for ESPN.com and mobile web that introduces a new way to access and read ESPN content: the SportsCenter Feed. We know that our fans are always looking for the fastest and easiest way to stay abreast of all the latest sports information and the new SC Feed was built to satiate those needs.
In this post we would like to take you behind some of the technical innovations in the product.
First and foremost, this is one of our first ESPN pillar products to make use of the ESPN API platform. We’ve long known that developing products on top of our own APIs will help us deliver more products to fans, innovate faster, and help bring ESPN experiences to more platforms and devices. We’re excited to put this into practice with our recent ScoreCenter app release, and now our new SportsCenter Feed product. Combined with a responsive web design, we are able to simultaneously create a web and mobile product that is consistent across platforms.
The application also takes advantage of social cues from Facebook and Twitter and ESPN data to help determine the popularity and relevancy of each piece of content. Consequently, fans are presented with content that is breaking, popular and relevant.
SportsCenter Feed is deeply integrated with our personalization service so that customization made on any platform will be instantly available via the application regardless of where it is accessed. The end result is a personalized experience available where and when you want it.
We’re excited about this launch and a number of other innovations we’re working on and look forward to showcasing them to you in the coming months.
Enjoy the new SportsCenter Feed and please provide feedback to our product team so that we can make it even better going forward.