iPhone App Now Available

Just in time for the offseason, our iPhone app is now available!  It is listed as Baseball Trade Rumors in the app store and costs $2.99.  You can search the store or just click this link.  The app has been described as "beyond belief" by legendary journalist Peter Gammons.

The bread and butter of the app is the customizable push notifications.  By default it sends an alert to your iPhone for all transactions, and you can also add alerts for any combination of players, teams, and leagues you desire.  If you want to be the first to know where Cliff Lee is headed, who the Tigers are looking at, or anything else hot stove-related, this app can accommodate you.

The headlines page of the app shows our 25 latest posts, no ads, easily refreshed.  Individual posts with hyperlinks can be viewed, of course.  You can also leave comments on MLBTradeRumors.com through the app.  Check it out today!


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4 years 8 months ago

Sounds pretty sick, for iPhone users that is….

When is an Android App in the making/coming out? I remember talks about one a while ago…anything being materialized?

4 years 8 months ago

That will be dependent mainly on how this goes. If it is well-received then we might be able to justify having an Android and/or Blackberry app designed. I haven’t looked into it fully but I’m not sure push notifications work quite as easily on those devices so without them I’m not sure what the main benefit would be.

Covert50
4 years 8 months ago

Um, push notifications are beautiful on Android. They just sit in the tray at the top of the screen until you need them. It’d work perfectly for this application.

4 years 8 months ago

Good to know.

adropofvenom
4 years 8 months ago

+1 on the Android request.

Nathew
4 years 8 months ago

i would buy an MLBTR app for android. i have an ipod touch but i mainly just use it for music, as wifi is not available everywhere.

4 years 8 months ago

Why would anyone buy the app when they can log on to your website for free? I hope you sell a lot of them though!

4 years 8 months ago

For the push notifications.

4 years 8 months ago

You can load up the website in Safari and hit the refresh button. The poor man’s push notifications. $2.99 is a steep price for an app that just links to a website’s RSS feed.

jb226
4 years 8 months ago

Due respect, anybody who utters the words “$2.99 is a steep price” is obviously not the market. If $3 is too much for the convenience it offers, don’t buy it. Easy-peasy.

Guest
4 years 8 months ago

Because it’s ad-free… for the push notifications… and to support the website…
you do have a point… but there are a lot of apps that can just be accessed alternatively for free, and they still sell

4 years 7 months ago

Follow MLBTR on twitter and get notifications for free.

4 years 8 months ago

Will wait on the eventual Android app.

stl_cards16
4 years 8 months ago

By reading a couple of the reviews it sounds like it needs some work. Glad I don’t have an iphone or I would be one of the test dummies as well!

4 years 8 months ago

The early reviews are a mixed bag, though I am not sure what the people expected before buying the app and then didn’t find. I wish Apple allowed developers to reply to reviews because there were a few things written that I have thoughts on. But, I do welcome constructive criticism.

stl_cards16
4 years 8 months ago

And that’s why everything you do ends up being a success. I didn’t mean it as any insult, I look forward to the Blackberry app (hopefully)

Alex Gomez
4 years 8 months ago

Works great for me. No more pinch and zoom on the iPhone.

Alex Gomez
4 years 8 months ago

Tim, just noticed something…

Yes, we can leave comments, however it’s not thru the Disquis or whatever comment program you use on the actual site. Is that going to be updated in the future?

4 years 8 months ago

Unfortunately that will not change unless Disqus makes it possible.

Alex Gomez
4 years 8 months ago

Thanks Tim. It’s not a deal breaker at all.

Read the reviews on the App store, a preview of the article is not needed as you can see more “threads” this wag, I like your current format. The app is very well built.

The only thing is more articles. It only goes as far as Oct. 29. Maybe a week worth of articles, but that’s it.

4 years 8 months ago

It has the last 25 posts…we may be able to expand on that if need be.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 8 months ago

Tim could you please buy me an iPhone so I can use the app? I don’t have much money. Thanks!

gigantes2425
4 years 8 months ago

How about being able to log onto our own account. It’s cool I can leave and reply to messages, but You can’t like any of them.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 8 months ago

Pretty sweet deal.

I’ll stick with just checking the site regularly on my iPhone, but $3 for push notifications on the specifics you choose upon is peanuts.

Great idea!

BoSoxUpdate
4 years 8 months ago

App doesn’t work. Just bought it and it won’t load. It’s not my phone; it’s the App. Don’t get suckered into paying 2.99 for it. It just closes out or opens up other Apps. When I push the settings button, it opens my messaging center. Awesome job MLBTR.

foxtown
4 years 8 months ago

Ohhh nooooo! Think of all the candy you could have bought for $3! DAMN YOU MLBTR I EXPECT A KING SIZE TWIX IN THE MAIL.

BoSoxUpdate
4 years 8 months ago

Haha. Mmmmm… King Size Twiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiix. I could have bought two King Size Twixes, maybe a Reeses too.

foxtown
4 years 8 months ago

Perfect time to get them in the mail too now that the weather is getting colder. Summer candy mailings always end in disaster.

Royal_Assbadger
4 years 8 months ago

Works fine for me. Got my team set to the Red Sox and a few players to watch with no problems. Sounds like your phone to me.

4 years 8 months ago

We tested it thoroughly, but if you’ve found a bug we’ll surely fix it. Contact me through the site’s contact form and we will get to the bottom of it.

4 years 8 months ago

I have the same problem I have an iTouch and it opens the loading news stories and then after a few seconds the app shuts down.

Durf
4 years 8 months ago

Works just fine from my iPod touch! Great app…

4 years 8 months ago

+1 for Android app….I think starting with an android app would’ve made more sense since developers can reply to reviews on android.

4 years 8 months ago

We started developing this quite a while ago…and demand was higher for iPhone based on emails sent in.

4 years 8 months ago

Ah, very nice…..it shouldn’t be that long of a process to port it over to Android, less red tape..open-source OS…etc

I look forward to seeing it on the Android Market one day!

Royal_Assbadger
4 years 8 months ago

I was a little reluctant to spend 2.99 on the app until I saw the reviews improve a bit, but I went ahead and bought it anyway. Anyone who buys iPhone apps knows that they are constantly updated. So, if the app ends up being as well constructed as your site, it will be a total bargain.

It just finished downloading. Time to kick off the Hot Stove season.

stl_cards16
4 years 8 months ago

It is actually pretty decent as it is on the Blackberry, just wish I could access the comments from it.

4 years 8 months ago

You might be better served making it free and collecting ad revenue for it.
Or making if free to start then up the price as new features are added.
Just my 2 cents.

Rickaracka
4 years 8 months ago

Just downloaded it. Fantastic app

4 years 8 months ago

+1 Android, I’d buy that for sure

NewEnglandPatriots
4 years 8 months ago

If you guys make an iPad app I’d buy it.

4 years 8 months ago

I think you can use this thing on iPads…not 100% sure.

jaybruce32
4 years 8 months ago

agreed with donald emerson…i know that a lot of the free versions of apps simply have ads either when they load or at the bottom, very similar to what you do on the site. my thought is that nearly all of the people who have bought this app read the site so asking for suggestions here would probably work just as well and you could also respond.

4 years 8 months ago

I would like to see it for andriod as well.

Plus something to consider is Andriod phones outsold Iphones this past quarter!! More customers on Driod network!!

4 years 8 months ago

I would like to see it for andriod as well.

Plus something to consider is Andriod phones outsold Iphones this past quarter!! More customers on Driod network!!

4 years 8 months ago

yea android is the top selling OS now. and most sports people i know prefer android so that would bring in more customers

4 years 8 months ago

yea android is the top selling OS now. and most sports people i know prefer android so that would bring in more customers

4 years 8 months ago

Android is more widely used than iOS. By a long shot. You should have done Android first.

gigantes2425
4 years 8 months ago

Well they didn’t. He said they’ve started the iPhone app a long time ago. Let it go man.

mojowo11
4 years 7 months ago

Actually it’s not — yet. iPhone still has a 1-2% lead on Android in market share. So you’re basically just making things up.

Plus, the iPhone app store is generally significantly more lucrative for developers than the Android market, which is why developers tend to opt to develop for that one first.

4 years 8 months ago

Android is more widely used than iOS. By a long shot. You should have done Android first.