Google gives one to the Sports Fans: Multiple Live Score Pins and tweaks to Points Tables

Attention all sports fans! Yes, all of you. Do you remember the time when we had to look up live scores for sports matches that we followed? Be it cricket, football, soccer or even basketball, Google was always the solution. That is the good thing about Google. It always has the answer. While it continues to be an excellent search engine, developers at Google continue to add more features to the platform. Now, one may wonder what additions could be made to a search engine. After all, it is meant to give search results. A task which doesn’t seem quite so complicated.

It shouldn’t come as a shocker that Google cards on Google Now have integrated with other search results to give out information quickly. Gone are the days (Since 2011) that one scrolled through web pages looking¬†for live scores or flight times. It should be added that this integration is what sets Google aside from the competition. Coming back to the update though, Google now allows multiple scores to be pinned to the home screen. While it was not advertised by Google, fans should thank Scott Oldfield and his tweet that actually discovered this.

Sorry iPhone users, this is an Android exclusive for now. While this was possible before through 3rd party app support, an official solution is available now. One may add more and more pins for each of the matches that may follow. Not only this, these display and update with live scores. Be it 3 or 10, pins (they look more like tiles, to be honest) can be stacked on one another.

Original Live Score Check

Additionally, another feature is the points table. No, not the table itself. That has been around for quite a while now. Further integration to allow live scores to be viewed on the points table is the added bonus. It is not a big update, but it is surely a friendly and a welcome one.

Google, while working on giant projects, continues to make its existing platform better. One may even argue that these inferior updates don’t count as updates at all. In my opinion, though, these updates set aside Google to be the best at what it does. Integration. These tiny details make the Google experience that we love today, even better. Not only that, sports fans should be glad to welcome this update with open arms. With the Euro2020 coming for the football fans or the Cricket Worldcup starting in a couple of weeks, this is more than a blessing. It is convenience. It is Google trying to be perfect, one step at a time.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.