On the 4th we posted that an official Major League Baseball app for Windows Phone was on the way imminently (â€œat opening dayâ€). This information was according to MLBâ€™s Official Mobile app web site.
Now 3 days later, and not only has the app not shown up, but all reference to the app has disappeared from MLBâ€™s website here.
The MLB at Bat app was likely to provide Home and away radio broadcasts and In-progress video highlights, not easy to replicate by using a 3rd party app.
Reader Robb Cab, who noticed the discrepancy, as been trying to get an answer by asking MLBâ€™s twitter account at @MLB but has so far not received any response. Possibly if a few more voices joined the outcry this will change.
Update: The app has now made a surprise reappearance, and does support all the features as expected.
The app description reads as follows:
MLB.com At Bat 12, the #1 sports application of all-time, is live baseball â€“ every pitch from every at bat â€“ all season. Follow your favorite team everywhere you go with comprehensive, up-to-the-moment action, including live home and away audio broadcasts.
â€¢ Add a favorite team panorama
â€¢ Pin your favorite team to the Homescreen
â€¢ Home and away live radio broadcasts
â€¢ Gameday pitch-by-pitch tracker
â€¢ In-progress video highlights
â€¢ Condensed Games and video highlight library
â€¢ Breaking news, schedules, standings, rosters and player statistics
MLB at Bat 12 can be found in Marketplace here.
Thanks Robb for the tip.