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Friday, March 02, 2012

Giants Scout Creates iPhone App

With the help of a developer, a Giants part-time scout in Florida, Tim Rock, has created an iPhone application for scouts. The app, iProScout Baseball, is in the final testing stages and should be in the App Store by the end of March.
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The app allows scouts to enter biographical information on a player and, as soon as the scout chooses a position for the player, the app prompts the scout to fill out the player’s evaluation card.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 02, 2012 at 11:35 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bob Evans Posted: March 02, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4072833)
As long as there's a box for "Good face? (Y/N)", it'll sell.
   2. AROM Posted: March 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM (#4072859)
I wonder what grades he'd give to a young Tim "Rock" Raines.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: March 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4072864)
EXCELLENT AWARENESS ON FIELD. CAN SMELL WHAT I AM COOKING.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 02, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4072888)
Will it help me sell jeans?
   5. Balkroth Posted: March 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4072909)
I bet it'd be better on android.
   6. SuperGrover Posted: March 03, 2012 at 04:56 AM (#4073217)
$5.99 for an app that is basically nothing more than a stock form with one simple calculation. I don't even know IOS and figure I could crank this out in about 4 hours.

Wonder how much he paid the development agency...
   7. Swedish Chef Posted: March 03, 2012 at 06:36 AM (#4073223)
$5.99 for an app that is basically nothing more than a stock form with one simple calculation. I don't even know IOS and figure I could crank this out in about 4 hours.

Doesn't seem all that excessive to me, given that the total market size for this app is on the order of a thousand people something fancy is not going to happen at that price. It's not like it has to save a lot of typing to be worth six dollars for a scout.

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