As the NFL pre-season kicks off, the league has begun reminding fans about the various online programming and mobile apps that it offers. While we still have a month before the season starts, August is the time to check in with how your favorite teams are shaping up for the new season. It’s also the time to begin researching your fantasy football draft options – if you haven’t already.
For the preseason and fantasy prep time, the NFL is offering a mobile apps – many of which will be familiar to fans with iPhones and iPads. We’ll be taking a look at the various official and third-party fantasy tools for Mac and iOS users as the pre-season rolls on, but here’s a quick look at the official options from the NFL.
NFL Mobile – First up is the official app for Verizon iPhone/iPad customers. This app provides you with the latest news during the preseason (and regular season) and includes video, blogs, commentary, resources, draft results, interactive features, and it makes it easy to follow your favorite teams.
NFL ’12 – This app is for all iPhone and iPad users. It provides team news and information, schedules, and access to NFL podcasts.
NFL.com Fantasy Football 2012 – This app lets you manage a fantasy team in a league created on NFL.com. Like other fantasy apps, it offers live scoring, the ability to view and change your game day lineup, lets you make fantasy transactions (drop, add, and trade players), and provides player information in real-time. Like other fantasy apps, it supports managing multiple teams in different leagues.
Additionally, there is a range iTunes content available including game highlights from last season organized by team and several Super Bowl recaps.
The NFL has also announced a partnership with Google for the 2012 fantasy season in which leagues hosted by NFL.com can participate in Google+ hangout during their online fantasy draft.
Keep checking back here at Cult of Mac, your Mac/iPhone/iPad NFL resource for the 2012 season.