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MLB's At Bat app now plays highlight videos on your lock screen

Just in time for the postseason.
David Lumb
09.27.16 in Mobile
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With iOS 10, Apple has expanded its devices' 3D touch applications from gimmicky afterthoughts to quick feature accessibility. It's also opened up what kind of interactions are possible from the lock screen. Some savvy developers have already combined the two, like those working on MLB's official At Bat app. Its latest upgrade pops up videos as notifications on your locked screen, which play with just a bit of 3D touch pressure.

You'll still have to unlock it to view them, but that's easier than completely opening your device and go into the app to watch baseball clips. It's a good example of the newfound freedom developers have with the latest iOS to add new functionality to existing concepts, like 3D touch and iMessage. While adding stickers to text conversations is an ignoble start, there's a lot of functionality we've yet to see app makers take advantage of. But at least we have lock screen highlights for the lucky few among us whose teams will advance to the playoffs.

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