New from BUCS for the 2019-20 season, BUCS Play covers all British university and college sport competitions.
Manage your team, view fixtures, check results & league tables and enter events, all on BUCS Play.
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Ratings and Reviews
The app simply doesn’t work. It is slow, crashes, 100’s of bugs within it however the main problem is the amount of time you lose on the app. If I want to see a fixture I have to travel through several pages to get to that one fixture. Have to select my institute everytime is a waste of time. If I’ve joined a team a short cut should take me to their page. As a club captain and having to teach all of my club how to use the app is dreadful with no real notice from BUCS last year we had BUCS score which works. The app was made and we were using it before all the bugs etc were sorted and this creates more problems. A very good point is that you also have to join to teams to be able to see their fixtures. What if I am a mother who wants to see my sons football game? I have to join the team and this DOESNT WORK. Also all the 5 star ratings are clearly fake.
An absolute shambolic app! BUCS claim to have tested the app on a large scale - lies. They claim students “can’t play without the app” yet the thing doesn’t work. It takes hours to load, has plenty of bugs, tricks you into thinking you’ve joined a community/team yet it takes 4 sometimes 5 attempts to even get somewhere.
The ability to see fixtures is a joke. Entering a result is ridiculously stupid and long winded. BUCS are constantly apologising because the app doesn’t work. I dread to think how many app support queries they have waiting to be resolved/answered.
Maybe someone should have decided to test the app this season on one big sport across all institutions and one individual event. That way all these issues could have been ironed out before the big release!
If “no star” apps were a thing, this would be top of the list!
Unusable and confusing
Although good intentioned, this app is actually worse than their mobile web page. It takes 20+ seconds to load a single screen, the instructions provided to captains are inaccurate, they don’t have the right score input for volleyball, and they don’t even have simple features such as direct access to the teams you manage, to quickly and easily see fixtures and manage the team. Instead, it forces you to go through uni selection and find your team every time.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.