New App for Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Created by RareWire Shares Leagues’ Legacy via iPad

In anticipation of upcoming MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City, app development services and software company RareWire partners with NLBM to honor league history and players with interactive multimedia iPad app. Portion of proceeds from sales of NLBM app will be donated to NLBM.

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"RareWire’s expertise and software platform was invaluable to us, in designing and developing our app to bring the legacy of the Negro Leagues to life for mobile users."
- Bob Hendrick, NLBM

(PRWEB) June 22, 2012

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) (http://www.nlbm.com) and RareWire, LLC (http://www.rarewire.com), a leading app development services and software company, today announced a new iPad app for the Museum, designed to showcase the rich history of the Negro Leagues. Now available in the iTunes App Store, the NLBM app will be formally introduced at the NLBM Legends Luncheon today.

A must-see attraction for visitors to Kansas City for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities (July 6-10), the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) can leverage its iPad app to share its legacy with an even broader audience. NLBM will also receive a portion of the proceeds from purchases of the app in the iTunes App Store.

“RareWire’s expertise and software platform was invaluable to us, in designing and developing our app to bring the legacy of the Negro Leagues to life for mobile users,” said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. “We genuinely appreciate RareWire’s generosity in helping us to add another critical dimension to sharing the league’s history and reaching more baseball fans.”

“RareWire App Creation Studio software provides a tremendous advantage for NLBM, in being able to continue to easily update features and content for their app,” said Kirk Hasenzahl, president and co-founder of RareWire. “Because it’s a native app, the NLBM app has the ability to store content and make it available even when users are offline, unlike web-based apps.

“With our headquarters in Kansas City, the birthplace of the Negro Leagues, and being big fans of baseball ourselves, we’re very excited to have the opportunity to work with NLBM to deliver an app that we think is a must-have for any baseball fan,” said Hasenzahl.

Features of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum app include:

  •     An introduction by former Sports Illustrated and Kansas City Star sports writer Joe Posnanski
  •     An interactive map of Negro League team locations and histories
  •     Player profiles for Cooperstown inductees and other great players, including Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Buck O’Neil, and many more.
  •     A wide array of historic images of players and teams, dating from the 1800s to 1960s
  •     A graphical timeline of events related to American history, African American history, Negro Leagues history, and baseball history

Pricing and Availability
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum app is now available in the iTunes App Store for US$3.99. http://tinyurl.com/ca4e9n6

About the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is a privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American baseball. Experience a tour of multi-media displays, museum store, hundreds of photographs and artifacts dating from the late 1800s through the 1960s. The NLBM opened its permanent 10,000 square foot facility in 1997, sharing the new 18th & Vine museum complex with the American Jazz Museum. Visit http://www.nlbm.com for more information.

About RareWire
RareWire, LLC (http://www.rarewire.com) is a software and services company dedicated to enabling the creation of native apps on iPads and other mobile devices at a significantly reduced cost in a much faster timeframe. RareWire’s App Creation Studio requires the skillset of a web designer, rather than a programmer, to build native apps in hours or days that would typically take programmers weeks or more to build. Visit http://www.rarewire.com for more information.

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