The Guardian upgrades its Android app. Why won’t Sky Sports follow suit?

Last week the Guardian released several new upgrades for its already excellent Android app.

The Guardian said that the focus has been on bringing the app up to the higher standards that you find in modern Android app and to offer users a “better, more consistent user experience.” 

I already use The Guardian’s app on a daily basis and find it a joy to use. In contrast, I also use Sky Sports News’ app every day but find the user experience to be quite poor.

As such, I thought I’d take a look at the new updates to The Guardian’s app and compare it to the UX of the Sky Sports News offering.