The KINO app is now live and it promises to be a game changer for players who want to improve their baseball skills. We received early access to the app and this is what we thought about it.
The KINO app provides really good hitting instruction through its ‘Tip of the Week’. The coach in the video breaks down complex aspects of a baseball swing into easy to understand tips that help players build their hitting foundations.
In addition to the ‘Tip of the Week’, KINO offers ‘Drills of the Day’ that are centered around reinforcing what was taught in the ‘Tip of the Week’.
The KINO app also provides pitching instruction using the same format as the hitting instructions. Pitchers receive a ‘Tip of the Week’ followed by some ‘Drills of the Day’ to speed up learning.
In addition to training, the KINO app also offers players a news feed that pulls baseball stories from around the Internet into one place. If you eat, sleep, and breath baseball, then you will enjoy the news feed. The news feed is curated by KINO editors and pulls the best stories in baseball from top sites like ESPN, MLB.com, and social media.
When we tested the KINO app the quiz functionality was in beta, but it looks very promising for younger players to learn the game of baseball. The quizzes in KINO will be centered around situational awareness to help players learn what to do depending on the situation on the field.
KINO offers players two pricing options that include a free 30 day trial. Additionally, KINO does an awesome job notifying you when your free trial is going to end so you can cancel before your credit card gets charged.
KINO is a great app for players who want to take their training to the next level. The ‘Tips of the Week’ and the ‘Drills of the Day’ layout a clear path to improvement and the situational quizzes will help younger players learn the game more quickly. Additionally, the free trial and the ease of cancellation shows that KINO is interested in building a great training app and learning from customer feedback.