Version 2 of HIO iPhone app launched

HIO iphone app screenshot

After the success of our first iPhone app, we tweaked it and added even more features to it over the summer in preparation for the 2011-12 season. As of today, version 2 of Hockey Inside/Out’s iPhone app is available for download at the Apple Store.

We’re very excited to announce that Version 2 of The Gazette’s popular Hockey Inside/Out iPhone app is available to download at the Apple Store!

Here’s what the latest version adds to an already popular app that has been downloaded more than 10,000 times:

Stats: Even more statistics, including player and goalie leaders

Search: New player search features

Polls: Real-time reader questions and results

Alerts: Pre-game and goal alerts with name of scorer

107 Comments

  1. hams says:

    An Android HIO app would make a great Christmas gift

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  3. Chuck says:

    Got the update last night, excited to try it!

  4. joe-hab-nuno says:

    I have an iPhone, and get frustrated by some things they should have. I haven’t played around witha n android and probably would enjoy it more. I laugh at these iphone lovers and their comparisions. theiy’re both good devices with their ups and downs. When some guy is telling me how i should hold a phone is kind of enoying. Don’t get me wrong, i like the iphone but it does have some faults. I can’t understand when they came out with the first one why it lacked alot of functions, like a video camera.

  5. MtlVlad says:

    Any plans for an Android app???

    • von says:

      Or BlackBerry?

      _________________________________

      “Obviously it would be great, but they don’t really hang conference titles in this rink. They raise Stanley Cup banners.” – Carey Price

  6. The Dude says:

    I’ve owned my 32g IPhone for 2years and keep it safe with a rhino case.8months ago I dropped it off a roof 2stories on to concrete and it still works like a clock.The thing about the phone I love’s is all the stuff you can plug it into with like my Jvc boom-box.

  7. Lafrich says:

    The issue that Android users (and PC users and non-iPod MP3 player users) have with the iPhone is not that we think it is inferior to Android. It is that we KNOW that it is NOT necessarily superior, yet it is considered the be all end all by way too many.

    What I mean by this, is that a case can be made that either phone (well, operating system really) is better for any individual. Unfortunately, the majority of the time, the iPhone user is under the impression that the iPhone is simply the only thing out there. That is what android users find annoying.

    • this cuts both ways, i mean go to ANY tech site and see how many “ANDROID FTW” comments you see under ANY given news tidbit regarding ios, yet you generally dont see same said comments by iphone users under android articles

      it comes off as insecure imo

      anywhoo its a silly flamewar, both great platforms and the more they push one another the better it is for the consumer

  8. “one of the founders of Apple has an Android phone”

    lmao

  9. did apple at least deal with the antenna issue the iphones had..?

  10. puck_me says:

    looking for some andoid love here…

    30 Reasons Android is better…. Nuff said.

    • 1. Desktop widgets
      2. Battery removal

      lmfao how meta

      • puck_me says:

        you guys make me think of this video.

        All jokes aside, the iphones are great for those who don’t really need a smartphone or those who aren’t as good with computers in general. I have friends who wouldn’t normally have this type of technology that are perfectly happy with their iphone.

        • I don’t use an iphone so I don’t see how that video applies to me.

          http://twitter.com/andrewberkshire

        • VJ says:

          That’s pretty much how i see it too. For people that don’t like to have excessive amounts of customization or specific needs with their phone, the iphone is perfect. It’s user friendly and idiot proof (for the most part), and ready to go out of the box. Myself I need more from my phone, so I use my android for a remote control for my tv, remote for my computer (which is hooked up to my tv), free GPS + navigation, to remote desktop into my pc, control torrents, wifi strength tester (for optimal placement of my 2 routers), both wifi and USB tethering, and 8.1 mp camera is always nice, or to move files around via my home network (5 systems at home, and now i don’t have to get up off the couch to do anything!). that’s just a few examples of what i do. Now i’m pretty sure some of these things could be done with Iphone, but not to the extent that i need. Plus I don’t like how apple has the ability to track you. Just not a fan of the software restrictions with Iphones. Great devices, but i just need something more.

          Now how about a HIO android app

      • seriously, lets brake it down

        1. Desktop widgets
        2. Battery removal

        well a removable battery wouldnt be an issue if the widgets werent such system hogs

        2. External SD card storage up to 32GB

        internal storage up to 32GB

        3. Phone can be used as a flash drive

        so can the iphone with file sharing app

        4. Multitasking just like your computer (MAC or PC)

        this was rectified in ios4

        5. Notification system (emails, texts, voicemail, Facebook, calendar and more)

        this will be rectified in ios5

        6. Personalization – Stocks, Hello Kitty, Superman, Bowling, Gucci or whatever.

        (how old is this list)

        ios 4 and 5 rectify this

        7. More free apps. (Essential apps that you pay for on iPhone are free on Android)

        i dont mind paying a dev for their work, but thats just me

        8. Voice everything – text, search and navigation

        this depends on what handset and what version of android you are using, see.; fragmentation

        9. Carrier choice (basically all carriers carry Android phones)

        this hasnt been an issue in canada since telus and bell launched their HSPA+ network, also the only country this applied to was the states, but AT&T’s exclusivity is no longer in effect (again how old is this list?)

        verizon has the iphone, sprint is getting it, rumours of t-mobil as well

        10. Video Chat on phones or computers via Gtalk, Skype, Yahoo or almost anything (not just iPhone users with FaceTime – that’s’ just dumb).
        Video Chat on 3G, 4G, or WiFi

        how about tango? facetime is NOT the only option for ios

        11. Phone prices (there are phones that are significantly cheaper than the iPhone.

        you get what you pay for, i dont mind shellin out a few more bucks for a well designed phone plus the peace of mind of having incredible customer support that android simply isnt in the market to offer, unless they take a few cues from apple and start handling the software AND the hardware, which leads me to

        12. Manufacturer choices (ex. if you want your Samsung TV to work with Samsung phone, it can).

        funny you bring up samsung, since them, LG and HTC have collectively sh[t a brick when google bought/aquired motorolla

        13.Size choices (if you like a huge phone or small phone you can choose).

        i love the size of some of the HTC and samsung phones, no doubt, and this is one point ill agree with, but dont forget this also leads to androids biggest problem (fragmentation)

        14. Keyboard or Virtual Keyboard

        fair gripe, but there are bluetooth case solutions for the iphone

        15. Talking GPS based on Google Maps with Satellite and 3D views.

        there are so many gps options for all platforms im unsure how this gives android any kind of advantage

        16.Standard cheap easy micro USB charging, use your old Blackberry charger.

        I counter with, classy, not cheap, bose sounddock that simply rocks

        17. Editable dictionary

        fair enough

        18. Fantastic Google Voice integration

        apple could improve here yes

        19. Download all types of music (from iTunes or anywhere else)

        considering itunes has the largest library to choose from, im content over here

        20. Portable WiFi Hotspot

        ios 4.3, apples got it

        21. Tethering without jail breaking or rooting the Phone

        where do you live? weve never had to jail break to tether in canada, unless you had less than a gig data plan and if that was the case why the hell would you even want to tether?

        22. Sync calendar and contact information for free over the air

        ios can do this

        23. Develop your own customized apps for free.

        this doesnt attract me but i do understand the pros and cons of walled vs non

        24. Better rear and front camera choices

        one would hope so considering the amount of different handsets android has flooded the market with

        25. Over the air music syncing and streaming

        synching, ios5 rectifies, streaming, thats easy to do in ios

        26. Seeing all websites even ones with Flash

        fair point, but there are workarounds and even adobe themselves are moving towards html 5

        27. Install any app you want even competitor apps

        see 23

        28. Constant updates so the need to get a new phone is almost obsolete

        all smartphones have this

        pardon for me renumbering it to the proper 28

        • puck_me says:

          so basically you’re admitting that an iphone can be close to being as good as an android phone IF you know what apps to download…

          OK, sounds fair.

          (BTW i didn’t write the article, i just agree with 50+1% of what the guy said.)

          • what do you mean “admit”

            im not a fanboy, i like all tech, android, ios, winmo, its alllll good

            what im saying is a lot of the functionality that android touts as superior is often said without finishing the sentence

            beyond tango (which is an adroid app as well btw) and file sharing, nothing much of what i said had anything to do with knowing what apps to download

  11. Propwash says:

    Can’t be that difficult to port this app to Android, can it?

  12. RobertAlanFord says:

    Crap!! I have an HTC (android). I don’t know what the trouble is. iPhones and androids are both programmed with Java. Anyways, I can still use my web browser tho check out HIO.

    “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”, Hunter S. Thompson.

  13. I’ve begun to drink the Steve Jobs koolaid, I recently bought a macbook pro for school. Could an iphone be next…?

  14. HABSIN09 says:

    So, any idea when this will be out on blackberry?

  15. MJ says:

    Here’s my two cents worth as a telecoms professional, most in my industry love the iPhone, having said that the Android undeniably has a following but IMO it’s not yet at the level of the iPhone. Maybe in another 12 to 18 months.

    ________________________________________________
    This team can use a 6’4″ fourth line centre full of grit and aggression. Paul Gaustad anyone?

  16. Psycho29 says:

    What is this “Apps” you speak of? And can I get it installed on my mobile phone?
    If I call Bell Telephone will they send a repair guy to install it for me?

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TahXQ2WiF0s/SNaBNDSJ0tI/AAAAAAAAEgc/TEGKn3I9usI/s1600-h/Old+Mobile+Phones+08.jpg

  17. HABSIN09 says:

    When will there be a blackberry app. for HIO?

  18. android users are like jehova’s

    ios jailbreakers are like born agains

    *FLAME ON*

  19. shiram says:

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    Third center injured.
    Might have to borrow the panic meter from Chrisadiens.

    If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

  20. SeriousFan09 says:

    Brendon Nash out with shoulder surgery, no pre-season action for him. Damn, I liked him for a call-up role this year as well, now his whole season could be a setback development-wise when he needed another full year.

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

    • lukas-joshua says:

      Hey guys,
      My wife and I are taking a vacation in the wonderful city of Montreal in 14 days. I have never been to Montreal, and was wondering If I could get your input on some hot spots??
      I was wondering, what would be a good sports bar to take in the Habs vs Leafs season opener?? Also if anyone has been on a bell center tour, and what that was like??

  21. HabFanSince72 says:

    OK who wants to fight?

  22. HabinBurlington says:

    Okay i could of swore I logged into HIO this morning and I am now in the middle of a geek war over phones (I think), can you guys just include words like Gomez sucks or Gallagher looks great in the middle of the tech talk just so i feel like I know what I am reading?

  23. All these calls for Beaulieu to start the year in the NHL are going to Latenderize™ him.

    http://twitter.com/andrewberkshire

  24. BeeGee says:

    What is the point of this app anyway? It’s pretty sluggish, the UI/UX is not very good and it doesn’t do anything beter than what I get through the website on my phone. Am I missing something?

    Also the fact that comment replies aren’t grouped really really sucks.

  25. rds app is the best for push notifications

    work on the horrible commenting feature

  26. avatar_58 says:

    Feature request – when the team scores the notification should go “ET LE BUUUUUUUUT”

  27. habscout says:

    I agree. How about supporting the largest growing market of Smartphone owners, Androids?

  28. savethepuck says:

    So why couldn’t this of been added as a link to the last thread, instead of opening a new one. They want to bounce us around a lot today I guess.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  29. SeriousFan09 says:

    How about some Android love for those of us who don’t buy into the most overhyped product line in NA?

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
    SF09 on Twitter

    • DearyLeary says:

      Pretty sure I was going to post this verbatim, minus the sig.

    • not sure how the number 1 mobile OS in the world is overhyped

      • DearyLeary says:

        It’s #1 because it’s overhyped. People buy it because it’s the hip thing to do.

        I want to stab whoever programmed iTunes in the face.

        • avatar_58 says:

          Not really, I have one because of the apps

        • weird

          most people i know who buy it do so because they like the product

          but if you want to speak on behalf of all those who bought into something you havent, thats cool

        • skule123 says:

          Have you seen the stats about iPhone customer retention or customer satisfaction? Do you find they contradict your position, or support them?

          • DearyLeary says:

            Customers are satisfied because they have no idea what they’re using. They couldn’t tell you the specs of their phone if you put a gun to their head. All they know is that it’s an Apple product, and it’s deserving of worship because of that fact.

          • break your android then get it replaced no questions asked

            best of luck

          • skule123 says:

            I disagree that being able to list off the clock speed of your processor is an effective measure of satisfaction – I think the fact that things just work easily and intuitively is what makes people happy and brings them back.

            I started off as an anti-Apple fanboy, and was very excited about the Android line. Somewhere along the way, the iPhone won me over for its low maintenance and simplicity (I do enough computer jockeying at work), and the wide variety of great apps keeps me a customer. My wife who was anti-smartphone (not very technical) saw it, saw how easy it was to use, and wanted one and never looked back.

            I think Apple products have a lot of appeal for propellerheads / gearheads like myself, speaking as a computer systems engineer. Sorry if I can’t convince you that this is possible.

            I’ll happily provide you with any iPhone specs you want off the top of my head – you may be pleasantly surprised!

      • punkster says:

        Price/Halak…Halak/Price.

        ***Subbang Baby!!!***

      • SeriousFan09 says:

        Nothing that phone can do that my Android can’t, except be more expensive and be intentionally built not to last so the company can sell me a new phone in 12 months.

        – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
        SF09 on Twitter

        • strange argument since apple will replace your phone with a brand new one within a year, no questions asked, no receipt needed if theirs a problem with your device

          if your going to criticize them there are ways of doing so without making stuff up

          • SeriousFan09 says:

            How about at 18 months then, or 2 years? For what an iPhone runs I’d like better than a ‘1 year should be OK’ guarantee.

            I’ve never seen them release any piece of tech that somebody doesn’t do just as well, at a lesser price and lasts longer.

            – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
            SF09 on Twitter

          • skule123 says:

            My launch day 3GS is operating just fine, haven’t had a problem with it since it. From what I know of other users, this is not atypical.

            If your complaint is that operating systems go end-of-life, well, it’s probably fair to say that OS fragmentation off carriers and handsets is a huge challlenge for Android developers. Maybe you don’t like Apple’s approach, but maybe you can recognize the pros and cons.

          • girlfriends out of warranty 3gs was replaced brand new, unlocked 32g, for $199, consider at the time that was the price for an 8g 3gs on 3 year

            customer service is NOT a weakness for apple

        • skule123 says:

          Don’t you find the Android handset release cycle even shorter than the iPhone release cycle? Why not?

          Or do you think the phones fall apart that quickly? My experience with owning iPhones is that they hold together well and have good warranty service. What experience have you had to the contrary?

        • Chrisadiens says:

          Yep, streamed RDS on my Droid3 and then plugged into the big screen through HDMI. Watched preseason hockey for the first time.

          Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

    • shiram says:

      Heh nice.

      If you don’t grok it, drokk it!

    • Bryan says:

      The day I switched from my P.O.S. Blackberry Tour to my LG Optimus Black Android was the happiest day of my life.

      _______________________________

      The Habs are making me slightly less bi-polar.

    • Chrisadiens says:

      Yea! Where’s the Android love HIO?

      Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

    • skule123 says:

      Here’s the thing: developers want to develop for iOS. Apple is able to deliver a broad, vibrant app marketplace, and people can make a living developing for that ecosystem. This makes the application marketplace desirable for smartphone customers, and in my eyes, so many groups using iOS as lead platform is why iOS is great.

      That isn’t hype. That’s delivering a quality product with great extensibility and usability.


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