Make your players feel like the big leagues with Gametime Announcer. With Walkup songs*, specialty songs and player announcements, everyone will know who is stepping up to the plate.
This version of the app is perfect for summer teams or travel teams because it only announces one team's lineup (see the Ballpark version to announce both teams).
All aspects of the game can be announced including the starting lineup, pinch hitters, courtesy or pinch runners, player position/lineup changes, the score and the upcoming batters in the next inning.
The app protects from inadvertent or accidental sounds from occurring during play.
General announcements can be typed in and instantly announced to the audience. Up to 8 announcements can be saved to be used each game or new messages entered on-the-fly.
Six types of specialty songs can be queued for special music to be played for homers, hit-by-pitch, mound visits, walks, special effects and pump-up or rally moments.
With our built-in song editor, you can select any portion of the song* to be used as the walkup song. The song editor can also be used to shorten the intro and/or outro of songs in the playlist. You only have a couple minutes between innings, so our software lets you get to the part of the song you want to enjoy.
The software allows for lineups with any number of batters and has designations for designated hitter, extra hitter and extra outfielder.
*all songs used in app, for walkups, specialty and playlists, must be owned or purchased through iTunes.
We have added new voices using Amazon Polly service (recommend Matthew for baseball and Kimberly for softball). You must have Internet access (wifi or data) to use these voices.
- if Internet service is not available, the speech will revert to native voice until Internet service is restored
- after beta testing of these voices has completed, a surcharge for use of these voices may apply but you will be notified in advance
Enhancement - Test voice button added to settings screen to allow you to hear each voice.
Enhancement - Faders have been changed to simulate a logarithmic throw to better allow for lower volumes than a linear fader
Enhancement - Larger selection window for Walkup Song selection when editing a player
Bug Fix - teams properly work when having less players than the lineup maximum in settings (eg, 9 players when maximum is set to 10)
Bug Fix - List of batters coming up in the next inning has been corrected and next 3 batters announced
Bug Fix - Loading time of Song Editor has been greatly reduced
Bug Fix - Allow player's walkup song to be set to "None Selected"
Ratings and Reviews
Was great for one weekend
This app worked great for one weekend. The boys loved having the music and it was easy to use. Now the app crashes every time I open the song editor and I can’t change songs. This makes me sad because this app was almost amazing!
I emailed the developer and he had my problem fixed within a few hours!! Super nice guy and helpful. I’m so glad he was able to fix it. This app has been so much fun!!! Completely worth it!!
Can’t get it to add music
So it would be a great app if it would work. I mean it just keeps crashing I can’t add anything. For 20$ it would be nice to be able to use the dang thing! I found a free one that works just as good. If it gets fixed then maybe I’ll give a better rating. I would like a refund if not.
UPDATE: I believe we found the reason for the crashes. Please update and verify when you can.
Hi Mrandol, sorry for my delay. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can work with you to get the song editor to open.
I love the new voices, especially Matthew!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.