The MLB At Bat 2012 app for iOS has been updated for the regular season and brings with it Retina graphics for the iPad and a new scoreboard for the iPhone edition. The app was released last month but with limited capabilities for the spring training season.
The app, which is fantastic, was previously limited to offering box scores and limited multimedia coverage of games. This is largely due to the fact that not all ballparks hosting spring training games are equipped with the technology to offer video, pitch-by-pitch or even audio of the games.
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Now the app is in full-on regular season mode. Note that some games may still have limited access to those other features due to the technical limitations of their equipment. Once the games move from spring training ballparks to their normal ones, you should get the whole experience.
If you’re not familiar with the At Bat App, then you don’t know just how great a job the team has been doing over the past couple of years. Since the app launched in 2008, it’s been the gold standard for sports apps. Really, anything from the NFL, NBA or NHL pales in comparison to the level of detail at work in the flagship MLB app.
You can tell that the team respects baseball, but also loves building great apps, something that you just don’t find in a lot of sports apps, where more often than not you’ll find a web view embedded in a crappy looking native frame, with all of the stink of a cash grab. Conversely, the At Bat App is s a joy to use and has become an integral part of my baseball watching experience.