September 5th, 2007
So, with the announcements of the new iPod Touch, I think that I’m just going to assume that MLB Mobile will work the same as it does on the iPhone. The browser identification string will probably be different, but we’ll see what happens when the product ships.
Meanwhile, here’s a common example of what my page view stats have looked like recently.
Apparently, people really are refreshing those MLB Mobile pages when baseball games are being played during the 5-8 pm PST time. Awesome.
August 18th, 2007
Jon Maddox has created what I think is the best hack of the iPhone yet. Over at his website, you can enter in a website name, URL and icon, and it will download an application that you can then put on your iPhone which acts as a small bookmarklet on the phone’s home page. I couldn’t quite get the script to work with MLB Mobile, but I’ve created a working copy which you can download here. Enjoy!
August 16th, 2007
Here’s the scenario: Monday night I’m sitting at the 49ers game, wondering what’s happening with the Giants. I pull out my iPhone and go to both the ESPN and MLB.com websites to keep tabs on the ball game. Both of these websites have mobile versions of their sites, but their geared to normal web-enabled cell phones, not the iPhone (and, as we all know, web design for the iPhone is completely revolutionary).
So, I decided to take it upon myself to built a better site. And now it exists as MLB Mobile, available at http://www.loganrockmore.com/MLBMobile/. And yes, it does that thing that a few people hate where the site is disabled on any browser that’s not the iPhone.
Anyway, I hope that explains some of my thinking. Give the app a try and definitely let me know what you think. I do plan on adding a few more features at some point, and unlike desktop apps, I can do it at my leisure (thank god!).
We’ll see how it fares at Saturday’s Niners game…