iPhone App Customer Survey

For those who have purchased our new iPhone app, thank you.  We here at MLB Trade Rumors are always trying to make things better, so if you purchased the iPhone app please take this one-question survey on how we can improve it.  For those eager for an Android app, it's under strong consideration.

If you are having technical problems with the app, please contact us so we can look into it further.


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4 years 9 months ago

I saw the app on my dad’s iPhone the other week, it looks great. Just waiting on you guys to come to senses and make an Android app as well now. :)

RestoreTheRoar
4 years 9 months ago

Personally Id prefer to deal with the slow load times of the full webpage on my iphone, rather than pay for the app.

Although..it would be nice to have a barebones mobile HTML version as well.

4 years 9 months ago

mlbtraderumors.mobi

RestoreTheRoar
4 years 9 months ago

Oh man, you just made my year! Thanks Tim

Infield Fly
4 years 9 months ago

OK Tim…you knew this was coming so I didn’t want to ‘disappoint’ you. :-p

How did Disqus respond to your pestering about making their website more accessible to BlackBerry users? (reminder: you can read MLBTR website with BB but can’t see, let alone make comments on the website with it). Any news?

4 years 9 months ago

I can honestly say an Android app might be the one app I’d pay for (though an ad supported one wouldn’t be bad either), there are few paid apps that I really need but would love an MLBTR app

4 years 9 months ago

I second this, I love android as so many apps are free, but I’d gladly shell out $2.99 for this one, hopefully we get one soon! Thanks guys!

4 years 9 months ago

I should note that the iPhone and Android apps will always cost $2.99 and will never be free. I understand why some people prefer free, ad-supported stuff; obviously I do that with the main site. But we’re sticking with $2.99 on this.

RestoreTheRoar
4 years 9 months ago

Thats totally understandable…I work for a very large company thats been working between free sites and pay apps, and we’re still trying to figure it out the logistics.

I get the need for a pay app, but Ive always found apps are gimped/slower compared to free surfing a webpage. Its not so much the money, as it is having a watered down version (for money). Apps just dont seem to offer more of an experience IMO.

RSS or Twitter feed on my desktop are just as effective as a push notification, and dont kill my battery by the end of the day.

4 years 9 months ago

This is definitely a better mobile experience than browsing the .com or .mobi version, in terms of speed, simplicity, commenting, updates to posts showing up, and the customizable push notifications. Whether taking the mobile experience to the next level is worth $2.99 is up to you guys.I should also note that we are hoping to integrate better with Disqus and allow for commenting through the username you use on the .com.

RestoreTheRoar
4 years 9 months ago

Ok youve perked my interest..Ill check it out on my next itunes run.

jdat11
4 years 9 months ago

Android app, please Ill pay 4.99 for it

Royal_Assbadger
4 years 9 months ago

I love the app. It does what I expected it to do. My only suggestion is minor. I like the Facebook app’s way of refreshing a page. You pull the page downwards and it updates. My fingers are big and can’t always tell if I hit the refresh button or not.

4 years 9 months ago

A better refresh button is something I’m seeing frequently in these comments, so it sounds like we’ll have to tackle that.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

Sometimes the refresh is buggy. I’ll get a notification for it, but if I don’t go into the app right away, it won’t be there. At which point, I’ll refresh with no result. Eventually the new story shows up. It’s rare, but it happens.

bjsguess
4 years 9 months ago

Pretty tough. It’s not the $3 but the principle for me. I just have a hard time paying for apps when the content is available for free through my browser.

I don’t have a sense for what the breaking point is but there are a lot of niche sites out there that have both a free (ad-supported) and paid version of their apps. Would be interesting to find out how many users you need to download the free version to equal one user who pays for the non-add supported version. I’m guessing that any cost (even at $0.99) presents a significant adoption barrier.

Anyway, I wish the best of luck to you and applaud you for taking the site to the next level. Providing consumers a choice (web vs app) is always a good thing.

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

Just thought you should know (because it literally just happened), that every once and a while the app will go a tad crazy and suddenly vibrate (or ring) multiple times in a row while flashing story after story in a row.

4 years 9 months ago

Please hit me up through the site’s contact form so we can get details!

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

sent.

vin050
4 years 9 months ago

i think the android app should be under development… not under consideration

BxThree1
4 years 3 months ago

yeah tell me about it.  i have an iphone 4 but i also have an android honeycomb tablet that is begging for this app :)  

Plesh88
4 years 9 months ago

definitely needs to be an android app

Plesh88
4 years 9 months ago

would be on it all day

Stephen
4 years 9 months ago

Every now and then I’ll get a ton of push notifications from old posts… Not sure if that’s a common problem though.

4 years 9 months ago

I think we fixed a bug for this today. Please contact me through the site’s contact form if it continues though.

4 years 9 months ago

I’d pay 10.99 for an android app.

moqzo1
4 years 9 months ago

I have to say the money is well worth it. If you are on the fence, I suggest you give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed. This is especially great for us die hards who have our phone but not a computer with web access available throughout the workday. I just figured out how to customize the notifications. Great stuff!

action000
4 years 9 months ago

Serious question – Why pay the $2.99? Just take the RSS feed and throw it in the free Boxcar app. Push notifications and everything.