oobgolf Mobile App Update
By Kickntrue on 7/21/10
Things are progressing well. We are done with the iPhone scoring app and it has been submitted to Apple. We've actually been done with the coding since last Thursday but have had a few hiccups with the administrative process (/our fault). The good news is that in that time we've been burning the midnight oil on the GPS app and it is still on schedule with our original timeline. Hopefully it will be in front of Apple as early as next week.

Thanks for the continued support and please know we're doing the best we can to get these features out as soon as possible. I know a lot of Android (and you too BBerrys) owners are adamant that we don't forget them, and I promise you we aren't, but the fact is we were further down the path of an iPhone app already so it's just faster to turn out first.

Also- PLEASE, anyone with any phone, point your mobile browsers to mobile.oobgolf.com. It's free (besides data costs) and lets you do everything except multiple person scoring that the scoring app will allow you to do, including Live Scoring.

Thanks!

Why We're Building An App

More Info on mobile.oobgolf.com
mobile.oobgolf.com data usage/cost breakdown


[ comments ]
ksu_FAN says:
Thanks for the update. I'm glad you have made quick progress and I hope you are able to make quick progress on the Android version.

And so I understand correctly, are these (scoring and GPS) going to be two seperate apps, or are they going to be accessable on the same app, like the GolfCard version. This was one of the things I really like about their app.

Thanks.
7/21/10
 
Chosen12b says:
sweet
7/21/10
 
Bill Zone says:
submitted to apple.. how long do you figure until it shows up in the app store? does it cost anything? dont care about the GPS so much, just want the scoring app so i can play some different courses lol. ( i didnt update my golfcard app)
7/21/10
 
666 Iron says:
Excellent! I look forward to putting it on my iPhone.
7/21/10
 
HawaiianBuilt1515 says:
Can't wait for the app to come out. That's awesome news. Keep us updated!!
7/21/10
 
Ubaldo says:
Atta way, boys! Can't wait!!
7/21/10
 
Bryan K says:
I must have missed the news about the GPS app.

To be completely honest, I love what I have right now on my blackberry. I use nRange for GPS, and I use moblie.oobgolf.com to keep score (I know...multi-tasking is still kind of a new concept to Apple). Now the interesting thing is that nRange just added a feature to keep score, but I still use the oobgolf site.
7/21/10
 
Trip says:
Not sure if there are enough of us, but I would love an app for my Palm Pre!
7/21/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
@trip palmpre why don't you ask for an app for a carrier pigeon while you are at it, lol j/k seriously don't know if their are enough pre's out in the wild.
7/21/10
 
cjgiant says:
Honestly, I didn't join OOB (website) for it's ability to tell me where I am (GPS). If the app can record at least the most basic stats (praise to the developers if they can manage it to know as many of my own personal settings as possible), I will be ecstatic.

Any additional features such as GPS is nice, but I honestly trust only one GPS currently and would never pay anything for an phone-based GPS measuring system. So if there is actually a delay in getting an app out because there is a concern of the capabilities of GPS, I argue screw it - get us an OOB statistic app without GPS, if possible.

That being said, I think the process is moving forward nicely, despite or in accord with my own personal preferences. Good work guys, and thanks for the continued effort on behalf of the whole OOB community
7/22/10
 
Dazinkster says:
I'm with ksu_fan. I'd love it if you guys could keep the GPS in the same app as the Scorecard.

Also, would it be possible to add addict stats (e.g. playable drive) onto the application. If you did then I'd sign up for the addict stuff, atm with having to manually put in those sort of stats I can't be bothered. lol.

PS. I too haven't upgraded golfcard so it's still doing me well
7/22/10
 
cpjolicoeur says:
awesome news guys. looking forward to seeing it live in the App Store.
7/22/10
 
Bill Zone says:
what is the app called?
7/22/10
 
klangdon says:
@bill zone, we are going with a pretty boring name: "oobgolf"
7/22/10
 
mjaber says:
@klangdon... that's kinda catchy... :)
7/22/10
 
Bill Zone says:
awesome. let me know when its live in the app store! this site is awesome. good work gents!
7/22/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
@Klangdon, that is a simple awesome name and great for marketing, to me by nameing it oobgolf it gives me the peace of mind that the app will always be associated with the main site and not have to worry what happened with golfcard will happen with this app. Yes keep us posted as soon as it is up.
7/22/10
 
Bill Zone says:
im actually pissed at senygma...they suck, what a bunch of sellouts!
is the oob app free?
7/22/10
 
tiwahu says:
Awesome. Haven't played since in fear of getting a paper cut or poking my eye out with a pencil. No need for the GPS stuff here; just scorecard and stats. Any chance of "live" scoring (which GolfCard didn't do)?
7/22/10
 
Paolo says:
Don't give it away for free!!! Oobgolf have done a great thing in customer service by building an app to help it users overcome a difficulty caused by a third party, the least they should be able to do is at least cover cost, but I reckon for a decent app a fair price should be requested.
7/22/10
 
dbrake0 says:
Android!!
7/22/10
 
Hack22 says:
im having a problem trying to use the mobile.oobgolf.com site on my phone. Just recently it says...

Error encountered during XML parse: Expecting a name.

i dunno why it started to do this. i used the website on my phone a bunch of times before.
7/22/10
 
thunderthor says:
Steve Jobs stated that 95% of the apps are approved within seven days. Not sure if that's business days, but I'm looking forward to the app hitting the store within the next few days.
7/24/10
 
jkjensen says:
there is an app on the app store that named "smartSCORECARD for oobgolf" . Is this the new app for use with the site?
7/24/10
 
thunderthor says:
jkjensen - that is a different app.
7/24/10
 
Bill Zone says:
anyone find this app yet?
7/26/10
 
Agustin says:
Just searched for "oobgolf" in the appstore... Not available yet...
7/26/10
 
andybarnes says:
Will it store rounds on the phone? Or once your finished will the only record be on the oobgolf website? Can't wait until it's released.
7/27/10
 
tennesseeboy says:
I bet heads are rolling at Senygma. GolfCard Pro's rating is down to 1 1/2 stars on the Apple app store. Who's going to pay $10 for an app with 1 1/2 stars?
7/27/10
 
Bill Zone says:
heres to the oob app hopefully coming before Friday, i want to play a new course!!
7/27/10
 
holen1 says:
This is great news! I don't have an issue with GolfCard. My problem is that they spoon fed me with uploading to ushandicap.com which to me is a horrible site. I'll be watching for your app to come out for the Android.
7/28/10
 
LaotianStallion says:
@tennesseeboy I agree with you completely. No one is going to pay for that app now. I hated the app since the upgrade and contacted Apple for a refund since Senygma changed the functionality of their app and got my money back. For me, it's not about the money but the principle. Senygma made a stupid move and now they are paying for it lol
7/28/10
 
Paolo says:
LaotianStallion

How did you get your money back? Apple seem to have fobbed me off with some rubbish about t&c's and escalating my complaint. I've filled out the 'Report this app' and emailed them too.
7/28/10
 
hokie003 says:
I noticed Senygma updated golfcard pro for no other reason than to reset the negative itunes reviews for version 2.0.0. If you look at all the recent reviews it's blatently obvious one person is posting a bunch of five star reviews. Some more shady stuff by Senygma.
7/28/10
 
rjpaja00 says:
Golfcard just did an update to their app. However it does nothing. All of a sudden though, there are a bunch of 5 star ratings. Apparently they realize everyone is mad, they're just taking the sleazy approach to get their ratings up. I updated my 1 star rating so it's seen on the new version. Be sure to give your opinions via iTunes! Can't wait to see the new oobgolf app!
7/28/10
 
666 Iron says:
I just gave them a 1 star review.
7/28/10
 
LaotianStallion says:
@Paolo
I just sent a message to Itunes's customer service from www.apple.com/support/itunes and told them that I want a refund for this app because they have changed their functionality and partnered up with a different site which breaks their license agreement. I got a refund within 2-3 days.
7/29/10
 
cigarpete says:
Hey has anyone used the Smartcard+ app ? they say they are powered my oob... it's only .99
7/29/10
 
cigarpete says:
SmartScoreCard+
7/29/10
 
goods73 says:
Its been a week - update? I'll pay 25 bucks - just get it to us!
7/29/10
 
Bill Zone says:
^this.
7/29/10
 
rezadue says:
Is there a chance we can see some screen shots or get an udea what this thing will have? Is it safe to assume it will resemble Club SG?

Thanks and keep up the good work.
7/29/10
 
lazorbeam says:
There was a post for about 10 min about the release of the OOB app on iTunes, did any one else catch that?
7/30/10
 
klangdon says:
the app has actually been approved by apple. we are waiting now for it to be available for download (might take 24 hours). some people have already downloaded it, others are reporting its not yet available in their location.
7/30/10
 
Bill Zone says:
not yet in Vancouver, Canada. the home screen looks good..i cant wait! good job oobgolf, you guys are awesome! props.
7/30/10
 
Bill Zone says:
got it!
when i went through the link through iphone safari i got it! when i tried to search through the app store no dice..

just a hint for people that dont see it when they search.
7/30/10
 
HawaiianBuilt1515 says:
The app is available for download now!!! I couldn't find it in the app store when i searched for oobgolf. But when i searched for just oob, it was like the 8th one down. Looks good, can't wait to try it out on the course!!!
7/30/10
 
ploleary says:
Got it!. Looks swanky!. Well done. Glad to pay the .99c to help things keep going.
7/30/10
 
goods73 says:
Nice! Just tried it - good job. 1 thing Golfcard could do that I wish this could (or maybe it can?)... it'd be nice to enter scores for multiple oobers on the same phone and upload all the scores together at the end of the round. Thanks oob!
7/30/10
 
andybarnes says:
What a great app! Can't wait to use it... Is there anywhere we can submit feedback? Just wondered if we can add option to give other players a handicap and then do stableford? Loving it so far though, great job :-)
7/31/10
 
andybarnes says:
PS When I try and add courses to my favourites it seems to add random ones instead!!
7/31/10
 
mikka says:
Aye... Stableford should be available... I'm tired of calculate this everytime by myself... and non-oobgolf-user should be alse add-able... Thanks :-)
8/1/10
 
byrd56 says:
When will the one for Android come out and whats it called?
8/5/10
 
cshelton17 says:
any update on the android app? still waiting.
8/16/10
 
coloradodrummer says:
Still waiting for android...
8/21/10
 
Maverick_ch says:
still waiting for stableford. please post news!!
12/9/10
 
fdc says:
When a oobgof for Windows Phone user??? not the GPS but the scorecard charge. Thanks! felipe.
12/26/10
 
JSwap says:
Any update on a Windows Phone version?
7/17/12
 
masallea says:
Would love to see a Windows Phone version as well.
9/20/12
 
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