Android App Now Available

Our Android app is now available in the marketplace!  It costs $2.99 and is called Baseball Trade Rumors.  The app's features:

  • Select only the players or teams you want, and receive a notification for every related new rumor
  • Be the first to know about any official trade or free agent signing with our Transaction notifications
  • Filter the main news page to show rumors for one specific team, or only the transactions
  • View the 40 latest stories from MLBTradeRumors.com, easily refreshed
  • Leave comments on MLBTradeRumors.com
  • Android 2.1 and up required


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74 Comments on "Android App Now Available"


sourbob
3 years 6 months ago

I’m digging this. Thanks.

Sourbob
3 years 6 months ago

Hey wow, commenting too!

0bsessions
3 years 6 months ago

Purchased. At the least it’s fair game considering how much I use the site.

3 years 6 months ago

Just to head this off at the pass…I understand that many people wish this were free.  We decided not to go on that direction.  I think it is worth the money, but I respect those who do not.  Please use this post to discuss the app itself, and not free vs. $2.99.

Jeff
3 years 6 months ago

Looks great so far. I’m a fan of the notifications so now I don’t have to wait until ESPN sends a text 2 days later.

Free or not, I read MLBTR daily, if not hourly so $2.99 is well worth it. Thank you to Tim and the rest of your staff.

Aaron Everdyke
3 years 6 months ago

I will say that I love this site and have no problem supporting it but I think $1 or $1.50 would make it more attractive vs just going your phone/ tablets built in browser.

bjsguess
3 years 6 months ago

Just read a real interesting article about Android vs iOS when it comes to the app store. Right now only 1% of apps in the Android Marketplace are paid. That’s staggering. Then you have the two companies – Apple and Google. Apple is associated with paying a premium for products/services. With Google the mantra is always free. 

This is certainly true in my experience. I have hundreds of Android apps between my phone and two tablets (one for me – one for the wife). I have yet to pay for a single app. The paid apps I have are all from Amazon’s Free Paid App A Day. The rest are just the free versions (advertisement supported). Inherently it just feels different to pay for apps on Android that I might otherwise consider paying for on iOS.

In any event I hope that it works out for Tim and crew. No doubt the app will be a big win for those on the go that need to check this information. For long-time viewers of the site we can all definitely appreciate the progress Tim has made on the technology front. These are all steps in the right direction to grow the MLBTradeRumors brand.

Chad Kreuter's Hat
3 years 6 months ago

Agree. I was excited to read the headline, but have a strict policy against paying for apps. Let me know when the free version is out!

Vegandork
3 years 6 months ago

^This.  Why on earth would anyone pay for an android app when every other app for android is free.  Not to mention, the stock android browser will visit this site with no hiccups.

Android developers that need to make money do so through add revenue, not directly from the consumer.  People buy androids because they’re not willing to rack up the monthly costs.  This app is so FAIL.

Otis26
3 years 6 months ago

Thank you for providing this. I won’t be buying it because I don’t really need up-to-the-second news.

As far as the cost…I’d rather just donate to the site anyway.

3 years 6 months ago

yay!

…and my phone is somehow not compatible

3 years 6 months ago

Do you have Android 2.1 or greater?

3 years 6 months ago

yep

3 years 6 months ago

If you don’t mind, please hit me up at mlbtrandroid@gmail.com and hopefully we can figure it out.

3 years 6 months ago

can do

Christopher McElroy
3 years 6 months ago

Yay! More (null)’s!

3 years 6 months ago

Definitely something we plan on attacking for the next version of the iPhone app.

55saveslives
3 years 6 months ago

will landscape view or ability to enlarge text be availablle?

JacksTigers
3 years 6 months ago

Is that what (null) is? I never understood it.

Christopher McElroy
3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, I think its an error that occurs when you comment with the iphone App.

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 6 months ago

I thought it was just what people put as an edit when they posted something incorrectly

EdinsonPickle
3 years 6 months ago

I’ve seen people do that on occasion. It’s a cover-up I tell you!

3 years 6 months ago

Love the notifications but I wish there were options to change the notification sounds. That’s the only thing on my wish list! Great app!

Matthew Lee Rosen
3 years 6 months ago

I set the Cubs as my team, but I’m not sure if I will only receive alerts for Cubs rumors and transactions, or if I’ll receive alerts for all transactions? Already got the notification for Mets Re-Sign Miguel Batista

3 years 6 months ago

If you want only Cubs stuff and not all transactions, you’d have to uncheck all transactions under settings.

3 years 6 months ago

already a lot better than viewing on my phone’s web browser. 

formerdraftpick
3 years 6 months ago

Do you offer senior citizens discount?

Otis26
3 years 6 months ago

So, in what round were you taken by Uncle Sam?

formerdraftpick
3 years 6 months ago

Lol! My dentures almost fell out!! 

duncman86
3 years 6 months ago

Enjoying the app as it is much easier to read than using the browser on my phone and much faster too. Having said that I am having a few issues. The app does not seem to support rotation and that makes it impossible for me to see what I am typing until it has been typed out and then I can’t get the cursor to the correct place to correct any typos. Also, it doesn’t allow me to back out of the app which is a bit annoying as I have to go into the settings to close it out so it isn’t constantly running in the background.

55saveslives
3 years 6 months ago

agreed

Otis26
3 years 6 months ago

It also appears to double-post.

3 years 6 months ago

As with iPhone I will poll users of this after a month or so and work on fixing bugs and look into added features.

argenys
3 years 6 months ago

Is there an app in the works for Windows Phone 7?

Michael George
3 years 6 months ago

I’d like to second this request! The app sounds awesome and hope to be able to support MLBTR by purchasing it one day soon.

vtadave
3 years 6 months ago

Ditto.

Clark_N_Addison
3 years 6 months ago

Love the app. For as much as I read MLBTR, I am happy to support it and be one of the first to download it.

The icon is already on my phone home screen. Navigating around the app is SO much easier than using the phone’s browser. Thanks Tim. Keep up the great work.

I’ll rate it on Android Market later when I get home.

Thanks again Tim!

RangersApologist
3 years 6 months ago

right there with you, I love I can keep up with everything without sitting at my desk…

mkzane
3 years 6 months ago

Is there a delay between content on the website and content on the app? On the website, I click Refresh and see a new post. Then on the app I press Update News (set to All News) but don’t see the new post.

It’s there on the app now. So a couple minutes’ delay?

3 years 6 months ago

There’s no kind of established delay, but a few minutes is possible.

Raymond Holguin
3 years 6 months ago

does this have a widget too? Currently i have a RSS widget that works great for this site, but i would replace it w/ a MLBTR widget in a heart beat!!

Raymond Holguin
3 years 6 months ago

Couple things from my limited use
1.  Be nice to have the “pull down” style refresh similar to what facebook or other apps have.  If not then maybe a more convenient to access refresh button instead of having to go to the menu -> refresh

2.  Hitting the back button seems to just send me into an endless loop of screens but does not allow me to back out of the app, i have to hit the home button to exit.

Awesome job though, i have been waiting for this for a long time!!

CubsFan5
3 years 6 months ago

Finally!!! Thank’s Tim. Hopefully it works well with 4.0.

wickedkevin
3 years 6 months ago

Where is the app for my PDA?

mwagner26
3 years 6 months ago

As soon as my phone gets fixed, I’ll give it a look.

Jab
3 years 6 months ago

Would pay $10 to support this great site!

One question, though – on the Android version, do comments also multiply like rabbits?

ChadJacobsen
3 years 6 months ago

First of all I would like to say I am very happy you finally released an Android app Tim, love your site and have no problem paying $2.99 to support it for how much I use it.  Much easier to view on an app then the browser on my phone.  That said, just a couple of things….it would be nice to have an option to post to Facebook and Twitter from the app.  Any chance that option is added in an update soon?

Comments are also buggy, when trying to type this post the app locked up and I had to open the site on my desktop to type this.  Also, when I use the back and forward buttons they don’t work, just send me to the same post. 

Love the notification system, seems very fast and posts to the app almost as fast as the actual site.  All in all I like the app, needs a little work but still worth it.  Thanks again Tim!