The data supplier that I use to get the up to date results, fixtures and tables has lost the rights to the content and unfortunately as a result of this the applications that use this data are currently now unable to get updates.
The applications that are affected by this are the Premier League Fan Centre and the LFCHistory android apps.
Both apps are still stable and will not crash as a result of this but obviously this means that they are no longer able to update. A summary of the features affected by this can be seen below.
I am currently looking at a number of replacement services so that this issue can be fixed. One of the options that has potential requires me to set up another server in the cloud in order to process the requests.
If anyone can suggest any potential football data services that I could investigate or cheap hosting services that offer tomcat 7 hosting please let me know .
Thank you and please bear with me whilst I try to find a solution for this issue.
The data issue currently affects the following features.
All other features such as news, injuries and twitter feeds are currently working as normal.
The data issue currently affects the current seasons league table and fixture. Luckily the seasons results are taken directly from the LFCHistory.net website and so they are unaffects.
All of the other lfc history site features will continue to work as normal.
Sorry for the inconvenience, please bear with me whilst I look for a solution.
f you search for your local club on the Google Play store you will find loads of applications that do a similar thing, basically the majority of them are basic RSS feed readers which have been quickly knocked up, released and never updated again. My aim is to produce an application which is maintained regularly listening to user feedback.
Back to the RSS Readers, the main issue I have with these is that the sources of information that are used are not normally the best suited for your particular club. If you are following Yahoo Sports for example, in most cases you are going to get your news stories a lot later than if you were following your local paper etc. I am aiming to release separate applications for each club, with the sources customised for that club and not just using the obvious news sites.
Most fans want one single place that they can go to for all the information that they require. More features will get added as the application develops but to begin with the FanCentre app will include the following features*:
The final point to make is that our aim is that every fan can have these features on their phone. If you do a quick search on the app store you will find loads of apps for Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd etc but you will struggle to find them for some of the lower league clubs. If you feel that your club has been overlooked, then give us a shout and we will ensure that we have you covered.*
*Note – Some features for lower league clubs may be restricted due to lack of data sources but we will try to add as many features as possible.
I am a Liverpool supporting software developer originally from North Wales, now living and working in Manchester.