The apps you'll want for Sunday's big game

There's more to do than check Twitter. Here are four apps that you'll want to have in hand during Sunday's game.

FanCake is a must-have for the sports-savvy and uninitiated alike. James Martin/CNET

While Super Bowl attendees fight frostbite in New York, most other Americans will be watching the game on comfy couches, with their phones or tablets in hand.

Checking player stats, following Twitter hash tags, and smack-talking the other team on Facebook are all standard practice, but multitasking doesn't have to stop there. Here are a few more apps to add to your home screen during the Big Game.

Get your game on: FanCake
Once you start FanCake-ing, it's hard to stop. Before the game, users make predictions, like who will win, which player will get the most yardage, and so on. Then, throughout the game, the app will continue to test your predictive strength as plays unfold.

Correct predictions earn points, and eventually, real prizes. For the Super Bowl, FanCake will be adding in extra opportunities to rack up points, along with discounts on its most popular prize. (Android, iOS)

For sports fanatics: CBS Sports PrePlay
If you really know your football, skip FanCake for PrePlay, an app that asks you to make predictions on every single down. The riskier the guess, the more points you'll earn, and the faster you'll climb up that leaderboard. (Android, iOS)

Yahoo

GIF all the plays!: Yahoo Sports
Though many sports fans already rely on Yahoo Sports for fantasy, stats, and news, the app has a new trick up its sleeve: Loops. Loops, to put it simply, are GIFs that are created and shared in the app.

To create a Loop, choose a moment -- like an epic catch or sideline drama -- then put your own caption on it. When you're done, share it with friends, and bask in the glory of being a meme maker. (Loops only available on iOS)

The must-have app: Shazam
Even if you don't care about football (or sports in general), you're going to want to have Shazam loaded up and running during the game.

Most people know Shazam as that one app that identifies songs playing on the radio, but for the Super Bowl, the company is doing something special.

Once the app detects that you're tuned into the game, a timeline of events will launch where you can do things like rewatch just-aired commercials, download a song from the halftime show, and even take advantage of partner promotions. (Android, iOS)

Disclosure: CBS Sports is owned by CBS Interactive, which also owns CNET.

 

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