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Yahoo packs fantastic sports games into new mobile sports app

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Yahoo has launched its new Fantasy Sports app for iOS and Android, which comes with a new redesign and mobile drafting. It’s the first app to incorporate technology from the company’s recent acquisitions, Bignoggins Productions and Loki Studios.

In a blog post, Yahoo’s product manager for Mobile Fantasy Sports, Ron Belmarch, writes that users can sign up, draft a team, and win the league championship wherever they are. The app also includes notifications to help fans stay informed about what’s going on with their favorite team.

The company says it recognizes Draft Day as one of the most important dates for fantasy football players. Updated app includes fictional writing capabilities to prepare users for the real thing – and it’s not only for football, as this feature will soon be implemented for basketball, hockey and baseball.

When the time comes, users (or managers, as they’re called) will be able to manage competition and get the players they want from whatever device they have. Mobile drafting allows them to pick players, set their lineup, check results, and even chat with other managers to perhaps plan a strategy or execute a trade.

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This mobile app is the first since Yahoo acquired Bignoggins Production and Loki Studios earlier this year. Players should be able to see the integrations when using the Fantasy Sports app.

With Bignoggins Production, the technology behind its popular Fantasy Monster and Draft Monster apps has been used in the Fantasy Sports app. Yahoo acquired Loki Studios for its location-based mobile game offering.

➤ Yahoo Fantasy Sports for iOS and Google Play

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