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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MLB At Bat Launches

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/mlbs...+Alley+Insider)

"Major League Baseball's excellent "At Bat" app for iOS launched today, and it's quickly been shooting up the App Store sales charts."

If you are a baseball fan, it's pretty much a no brainer to pick up this app, available now for the iPhone [affiliate link] and the iPad [affiliate link]. The only problem I have is that it grates on me a bit to have to pay the $14.99 USD twice if I want to have it on my iPad and my iPhone, since it isn't a universal app. But I'll just have to choose and most likely it will be on my iPhone since that is usually what I check scores with anyway. If you get it now you can watch some of the Spring Training games as well as get a free preview of MBL.TV. And if you don't care about the full functionality but would still like to get stats and scores, you can always opt for the free lite version of MLB At Bat for iPhone.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No iPads in Yankee Stadium

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2010/05/23/yank...able+(Mashable)

"According to Apple's latest commercial, "iPad goes anywhere" - anywhere, that is, except for Yankee Stadium. Yahoo Sports confirmed with the stadium that the iPad falls under its "no laptops" security policy and patrons won't be able to enter the ball field with one in their possession."

It seems like this fan wants the Yankees to revamp their laptop policy. But then again, why would you want to bring one to any baseball game, seems like it would be tempting fate to bring it, what with all the beer and mustard flying around. If I wanted to keep up on other scores I'd just use my iPhone. The person that was refused entry (she snuck it in under her jacket anyway) said she gets bored at baseball games so wanted something to do.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prepare for Baseball Season!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2010/03/20/ipho...able+(Mashable)

"Attention baseball fans, the date that is no doubt etched in your brain - the start of the 2010 Major League Baseball Season - is fast approaching."

Of course MLB's app At Bat 2010 is the king of the hill, but at $14.99 USD, it might give you a pause when you think about buying it (even though I've been told by a reliable source aka baseball fan that it is all that and a bag of chips). There are 4 other, less costly apps, that you might be more interested in, especially if you are a rabid baseball fan (but I guess if you were you'd already have all these apps no?)


Thursday, March 4, 2010

MLB At Bat 2010 Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/03/...s-at-the-plate/

"With spring training beginning this week, Major League Baseball has rolled out today the 2010 version of the popular iPhone app, At Bat 2010."

Last year At Bat 2009 was a great app, but it was priced at $9.99 USD if I remember correctly. MLB At Bat 2010 is available now in iTunes for $14.99 USD. This is causing me to really debate the need for it, even though I did get a lot out of last years version. I don't see a lot of upgrades for $5.00 USD premium over the previous version. Now if this works on the iPad, which I'm assuming it will, then I may have to change my way of thinking. Anyone out there going to spring for this version?


Friday, September 4, 2009

MLB.com Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/142...products_iphone

"Three months after adding live video to its iPhone app, Major League Baseball has made another change that's sure to please fans eager to follow the pennant races. MLB.com At Bat 2009 now gives users the option of watching all games live-albeit at a cost."

I bought this app when it first came out, and while I haven't utilized it to it's fullest, I'm still pretty happy with it. Now you can watch the two free games per day as well as pay $0.99 USD to watch any of the other games on the schedule for that day. Nice use of the in app purchasing capability, oh and it also uses push notifications to let you know when the games are beginning and when they end. If you like baseball, this is your app.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MLB.com At Bat Gets More Live Games

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/more...hone-app-2009-7

"Major League Baseball is expanding the slate of live games that it will stream live to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch via its $9.99 MLB At Bat app. After installing an update now available on the App Store, MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium subscribers -- $50-$70 for the rest of the season -- are now able to stream the league's full schedule of games live to their phones."

If you're an MLB.tv or MLB.tv Premium subscriber, you can watch live games (with the exceptions of blackout games) on your iPhone wherever you are. I've checked out the free games and they aren't of bad quality. I wouldn't call it a great quality experience, but if you're away from a TV and wanna catch your favorite team, it's not a bad way to do it.

MLB.com At Bat was the first app I ever bought for the iPhone, and it remains one of the most used apps on it. I really hope the NBA, NHL, and NFL do something similar for us at some point (although apparently the NFL is so deeply in bed with Sprint that that might never happen).


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MLB About To Make $1 Million on iPhone App

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-...-revenue-2009-4

"Major League Baseball's At Bat iPhone app is a hit -- and a money maker. The league tells us it's sold 130,000 copies of the $10 app so far this year. That translates to about $1.3 million in gross revenue. After Apple's 30% cut, MLB's take is about $910,000 so far -- with five months left in the season. (iPhone and iPod touch owners have also downloaded about 220,000 copies of the free At Bat Lite.)"

The first app I downloaded when I got my iPhone 3G was MLB @Bat. In fact, the whole reason I got the iPhone in the first place was the demo of the app they showed at MacWorld last year. MLB has put together a brilliant app that works well and whose functionality keeps improving, and it's one of my most-used apps. I'm honestly quite surprised the NBA, NHL, and NFL haven't followed suit.

It's $1 million, and it's the biggest money making league in professional sports, but that $1 million was earned because they put out a great product; case closed.


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