iPhone App Users: Feedback Requested

The second version of our Baseball Trade Rumors iPhone app came out recently, with plenty of upgrades.  In the name of constant improvement, we're already looking into what should be done for version 3.  The app's commenting feature needs a tune-up, and we're also looking into developing a similar app specifically for the iPad.  The price of the iPhone app will remain $2.99.  Beyond that, if you have purchased our iPhone app, what would you like to see added or changed?  Please click here to take the simple one-question survey.


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3 years 7 months ago

I love the iPhone app, but I hate the way the comments are done.

thebigbangdito
3 years 7 months ago

Maybe I am doing something wrong… but i have it set to just receive Angels alerts… but I dont get anything… I go onto the website and see an angels post but i never got the alert on my phone

As for the app itself…I could be wrong since my alerts havent been working…but it should be set up to send an alert whenever the angels are tagged in the post as a categorie… and not just as a title such as “Angel Notes” or ” Angels sign ___”

3 years 7 months ago

It does function off the assigned categories.  You have chosen them for alerts, you’re not just filtering the news page to the Angels stories, correct?

thebigbangdito
3 years 7 months ago

Correct.  Under teams tab i have Los angeles angels selected.  Then under settings I have AL, NL, all trans all selected to off (which is where im not sure if i should have them off or on)

3 years 7 months ago

I think that overrides, so try with at least AL and NL on.

thebigbangdito
3 years 7 months ago

ill give that a try.. i think im gonna try and reload the app onto my phone

TXHC
3 years 7 months ago

Android app plz

gufmn
3 years 7 months ago

It’s in the market “Baseball Trade Rumors”

formerdraftpick
3 years 7 months ago

Tim.  I noticed your downloads initially skyrocketed and now shot down the last few days.  It’s a good app.  Have you thought about having a permanent advertisement on the top of the mlbtraderumors page to access the Android version since it is a different name than your website?  Maybe in the form of a scannable QC code so Android customers can get it even easier?  I just thought you may want to add a link so that people like TXHC can buy rather than wonder.  As for the app itself, to drive in more business, you may want to create an interactive tutorial for it.   

3 years 7 months ago

Yeah at the least we’ll have dual images where the current iPhone app is.

formerdraftpick
3 years 7 months ago

Looks really good Tim.

TXHC
3 years 7 months ago

Sweet.  Probably going to get an Android phone soon and might be interested in that.  Thanks for the info.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I thought about buying it, but didn’t. I wasn’t sure what the difference is between going on the site on my phone and using the app. Is there any way to demo it? Or could someone give me an HONEST opinion on it before I spend my money?

Kyle O
3 years 7 months ago

I get multiple updates of the same thing throughout the day so ya…..

twenty1thirteen
3 years 7 months ago

Maybe I’m beating a dead horse here, but why does this app cost anything? Do the bandwidth sucking ads on the site not generate enough revenue? I am counting seven ads right now, including the iPhone one. Seems excessive. Is the iPhone app ad free?

3 years 7 months ago

I think that horse died a couple years ago.

twenty1thirteen
3 years 7 months ago

So i’ll take that as a yes, the app does have ads.

3 years 7 months ago

No, it does not actually.

Jab
3 years 7 months ago

On the iPhone app, the comments multiply like rabbits making them almost unreadable at times.

InvalidUserID
3 years 7 months ago

The comments repeat horribly.
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astrostl
3 years 7 months ago

This.

3 years 7 months ago

Seriously?!  Why would I pay for an Iphone app when I can just grab my handy dandy Iphone, open up safari and come to this website.  People who actually buy this app, come on really?!  Complete waste of money when all of the information in the app is readily available over a basic yahoo or google search or even this website.  Paying anything for this app = FAIL!

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

It’s 3 bucks dude. Calm down.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t know about you, but $3 is a meal for me.

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

No, $3 is not a meal for me. 

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

It is for me. You must eat the good stuff.

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

I encourage you to spend more than $3 on a meal. You’re quality of life will go up considerably. 

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Cereal for breakfast. A small sandwhich, a water, and a pudding for lunch. Ravioli for dinner. Nine dollars a day. Maybe go out every once in a while for pizza or something.

3 years 7 months ago

You only eat a meal once. You use the app hundreds of times.

formerdraftpick
3 years 7 months ago

That’s not true.  Sometimes there are leftovers (not to be confused with sloppy seconds).  Other times when you are desperate enough, you can recycle your food. Same S$@T, different day.  Do you know how much Ramon Noodles you can purchase for $3?!?!?!?!

3 years 7 months ago

No way man..There are a million things you could spend that $3 on that are more useful to you than this app.  My point is, why pay $3 for an app when you get all of the information for free.  Yeah, its just $3..but like dude said..for some of us thats a meal..and some of us just don’t have the luxury of spending more than that on a meal. 

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

I think that we are all overlooking that we can afford iphones. But can’t find 3 bucks in the couch. I love the first world.

3 years 7 months ago

I have no problem admitting when I have been bested.  Touche sir..

oz10
3 years 7 months ago

lol. That is like the occupy protestors who complain about being in the 99% and life is not fair yet pay $100 for cell service. The app works fine minus the comments. It is faster than going onto safari and we all pay for convenience in our lives. I have no problem paying $3 for an app that I understand cost money to create and love the push notification of. The push feature is worth the$3 alone IMOP. If you can’t afford $3, why did you spend money on an iPhone when you can obviously use it elsewhere in your life? A regular free phone works just fine, right?

3 years 7 months ago

You’re late to the party bud…I already admitted defeat in the conversation..

3 years 7 months ago

Love it Tim, check it numerous times a day.

3 years 7 months ago

I think its great.. the people talking about why do you have to pay are apparently to cheap for something good… the bar popping up when something good happens is enought to pay a ONE TIME fee… its a good buy

NathanielS
3 years 7 months ago

Is Disqus not supported in IOS or something? The comments are the worst feature. Not a deal breaker, but kind of a pain.

tschlutt
3 years 7 months ago

I’d love the alerts to be a different sound. Anything but the text message sound would be much better.

Tesseract
3 years 7 months ago

Hi guys!. Avid follower here. Any chance you guys can get this app on blackberry?? the new bold is touch so it shouldn’t be too hard to do a port from the iPhone version. Thanks

DMC
3 years 7 months ago

I’d like to see a list of available free agents

jesse heiman
3 years 7 months ago

Can you make it so the same comments stop repeating 120,000 times in a row in some replies?

julesLovesBaseball
3 years 7 months ago

Please, clean up the comment area: the note pads take up too much room. Less cute, more functionality.

3 years 7 months ago

Honest question but since people are saying comments are kinda broken…whats the advantage of the app over a simple RSS feed reader (which there are hundreds of great ones on the iPhone)?

Tim maybe offer a “lite” version of the app thats add supported? Honestly I upgrade to more add supported apps to the full version than I do on just “taking a chance” at an app. This comes from someone who works on mobile sites and apps for a living :)

PRKnight
3 years 7 months ago

Some ideas i got,
1. bring out MORE updates instead of one every year
2. Fix the bugs with post being repeated 1000 times
3. the posted note look for the comment section doesn’t fit the theme
4. we want to use our disqus accounts 
5. comment options for seeing the newest comments first 

Victor Kipp
3 years 7 months ago

make it free and I’ll tell ya.  I look at the website for free on my iphone why do I need an app?  LOL