I love when I hear about BlackBerry apps like Pitch Count. It is a uber-niche application that simplifies a analog task for a small group of users. Its a good sign that RIM’s application ecosystem has evolved enough to support the development of niche applications.
Pitch Count was created out of the need to count pitches of a little league team. Counting pitches is a tedious task and analog manual clicker is not ideal. It was also a pain to remember what the count was for the other team’s pitcher. Based on this need Tom at BLUU created an application that can keep a running total of balls, strikes, total (balls + strikes), as well a strike statistic for two teams. I included a menu entry that contains current Little League age pitch limits along with several key pitcher rules. BLUU was created about two months ago and has been tested by coaches who had BlackBerrys. The app works best on Storm devices but it does also look good on non-touch devices.
Currently Pitch Count retails for $2.99 but it is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the month. BLUU told me they want to make the app free with ad support but they are waiting for RIM to release their advertising API.
Giveaway Details: BLUU gave us 10 copies of Pitch Count to give away for free. The giveaway is first come first serve. All you have to do is head to the Pitch Count product page in the store and checkout using the coupon code BRPC10. Don’t forget to thank BLUU if you get a free copy!