By Little League Baseball, Incorporated
The Little League® Rulebook app contains the Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies for all divisions of Baseball, Softball, and Challenger in one easy-to-use location. The app includes automatic updates for future seasons after a one-time download. Users have the ability to search each individual rulebook (or across all three rulebooks), access recent search terms, bookmark content, view exclusive rule interpretation videos, receive push notifications for important in-season updates, review a list of frequently asked questions, and more. The Little League Rulebook app is fully functional offline with no data plan, Wi-Fi, or Internet connections needed to view Rulebook content once downloaded. FEATURES: - Baseball, Softball, and Challenger Rulebooks - Robust search features - Saved recent search terms - Exclusive rule interpretation videos - Bookmarks for quick and easy reference - Push notifications for important in-season updates - Fully functional offline with no data or Wi-Fi connections needed once downloaded - One-time download - Automatic updates for future seasons - Frequently Asked Questions © Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All content found in the Rulebook app is Copyright of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All rights reserved.
It is nice to have everything at your fingertips with searchable functionality, but there are some fundamental flaws in both the search and the hyperlink capabilities. The search will bring back the list of results and allow you to click and go to the section referenced in the results. However, the “back” button will return you to the Table of Contents and not back to the search results - you have to redo the search from the beginning. The same issue occurs when you click a hyperlink to a referenced rule - the “back” button returns you to the Table Of Contents and not the original rule.
A huge step in the right direction with the video descriptions. What a great way to combine the rule book with a live umpire who can explain the rule. Two essentials that are missing: 1. Must be able to create more than one bookmark per rule. Was only able to create one within each rule. For example, within Rule 6, there were a few bookmarks that I’d like to be able to create and return to but have to settle for only one. 2. Must be able to return back to the previous page after you follow a blue-highlighted link that references another rule. Instead, the back button returns you to the table of contents where you must then navigate to the spot where you were before. Lastly, the video functionality has been inconsistent. Sometimes the videos load, sometimes they don’t.
Yesterday when downloaded it had a crashing issue. Emailed support@little league and they informed me there was a bug that they had quickly addressed. Advised to delete and redownload. Upon doing the app worked PERFECTLY! Great app and thanks for including all rule books for one LOW price. Improved features over prior years books. Great new feature to save a topic allowing quick reference of commonly used topics. Nice job.
The Little League Rulebook is so intimidating to read and understand. I am thrilled that Williamsport has decided to put the rules in an app. The bookmarking and videos are a great. All three books, one price, with rules updated automatically ... awesome!!! Thanks Little League.
App support link doesn’t really take you to a support page so hoping developer reads reviews. When first downloading, clicking on one of the rulebooks opened to a white screen that never loads anything. Did a force quit and did a search - that allowed me to enter into a rulebooks and view it correctly so I know the content is available in the app. After opening the rulebooks via search, the app now instant crashes when I click on a rulebook on the home screen.
Great to have all the rulebooks in one app. Easy to use!
Hey, does this mean I get to my phone on the field when I umpire?? ;-) Seriously, this is a tremendous resource. Thanks to LL for making this happen, and for offering it at such a low price.