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

  2. thebigbangdito 3 years 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 ___”

    • 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 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)

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

          • thebigbangdito 3 years ago

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

  3. TXHC 3 years ago

    Android app plz

    • gufmn 3 years ago

      It’s in the market “Baseball Trade Rumors”

      • formerdraftpick 3 years 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.   

      • TXHC 3 years ago

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

  4. JacksTigers 3 years 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?

  5. Kyle O 3 years ago

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

  6. twenty1thirteen 3 years 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?

  7. Jab 3 years ago

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

  8. InvalidUserID 3 years ago

    The comments repeat horribly.
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  9. 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 ago

      It’s 3 bucks dude. Calm down.

      • JacksTigers 3 years ago

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

        • NathanielS 3 years ago

          No, $3 is not a meal for me. 

          • JacksTigers 3 years ago

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

          • NathanielS 3 years ago

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

          • JacksTigers 3 years 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.

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

          • formerdraftpick 3 years 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?!?!?!?!

      • 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 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.

    • oz10 3 years 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?

  10. Love it Tim, check it numerous times a day.

  11. 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

  12. NathanielS 3 years ago

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

  13. tschlutt 3 years ago

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

  14. Arturo Perez 3 years 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

  15. DMC 3 years ago

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

  16. Jesse Heiman 3 years ago

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

  17. julesLovesBaseball 3 years ago

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

  18. 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 :)

  19. PRKnight 3 years 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 

  20. Victor Kipp 3 years 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

  21. AZalltheway 3 years ago

    Really nice app, but the comments repeat and sometimes the bottoms of them are cut off. Still readable but it can get irritating after a while. Really nice app other than this

  22. AZalltheway 3 years ago

    A top stories bar would also be nice

  23. JacksTigers 3 years ago

    The commenting works for the mobile site. And I know that three dollars isn’t that much, but when I think of all the things I regret buying in my life, it really adds up. I kind of wish they had ads instead of a fee. And the (null) thing seems to be an issue. I just don’t know.

  24. gufmn 3 years ago

    There’s a mobile site? All I get is the full site on a tiny screen. If it exists, the full version should really auto-detect mobile devices and redirect to the mobile version. URL please?

  25. gufmn 3 years ago

    Found MLBTR mobile link buried in the sidebar. Looks like the feed is either separate or not synced to the main site. Deal breaker.

  26. gufmn 3 years ago

    Ahh yes. Google Reader to the rescue!

  27. Nope, nothing sneaky going on here.  It’s been messed up since Friday and we’re waiting on the provider, MoFuse, on a fix.

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