So, we are finally launching a new version of City App, our primary mobile app!
We have created a new design, taking in your feedback, but also looking at how people have been using the existing app plus our mobile optimised website and more besides.
What we have come up with is a far slicker experience, a certain simplification and probably more importantly to lots of you, it’s now available on Android as well as iOS!
Some of the highlights:
On opening the City App you will see that we have removed an initial menu and you are directly into the News area and have an easy switch in the menu to CityTV where you will find all our official Club video including highlights. You can refresh these areas by swiping down (as you would probably expect).
Navigation around the app is now standardised with a menu icon on the top right. Here you are able to access deeper News and CityTV video, but also Fixtures, the League Table and a Calendar which can be synched with your own device calendar. This Fixtures area is your main area to navigate reports, highlights and ticket information match by match.
Further down the menu you will find a link to a much more pleasing presentation of the official @mcfc Twitter feed from which you can follow, retweet and reply to your hearts’ content!
At the bottom of the menu you will find an area displaying dynamic information on the last game, next game or current game, including the current score. This is effectively your shortcut to match reports, highlights for most recent games and to the in-App Matchday Centre around a match.
Most of you will be familiar with the official Match Day Centre on www.mcfc.co.uk or m.mcfc.co.uk, we have scaled this down for the City App to give you a convenient in-app experience around the match.
“Where are is the fans section, the player profiles and wallpapers?” you may cry, “Where is the tablet version?” you may shout! It’s important to say that we have a roadmap for this app and instead of trying to put everything in for launch, we are releasing updates in stages. This was an iOS re-design update and an Android release which sets the foundation. So it won’t be long before the iPad and Android tablet versions will be released and more stuff that we know you will like. Expect the latest product news to be here on the blog and our social channels.
We love to hear your comments and feedback and we will, as always, take them on board when planning in later phases. Either leave a comment here or tweet us @mcfcgeeks.
**Please note that we’ve had feedback from people who downloaded the app that it crashes when viewing the fixtures or they are getting a very old fixture for ‘NEXT GAME’. Please uninstall and reinstall and this resolves the problem. We know what the root cause is but are waiting for an update**