oobgolf GPS Rangefinder
By Kickntrue on 8/27/10
Our mobile app has been updated and approved by Apple (Version 1.0.4). We've fixed a few bugs from the initial release, but the biggest addition is the GPS Rangefinder capabilities. I know there have been a lot of questions about what and how this is all going to work, so here goes...

How much does it cost?
The mobile app is still just $.99 and the GPS Rangefinder is built into the same app, all you need to do is update to have access. You'll will also need to be an oobgolf Addict+ member, a new subscription tier we've added to accommodate the GPS offering. Anyone who was an oobgolf Addict has been automatically upgraded to be an oobgolf Addict+ for the remainder of your subscription. We are running promotion pricing currently so any non-Addict member can also purchase a year of oobgolf Addict+ for $12. Eventually the price will move to $19.95/yr but not until 30 days after the release of our Android app which means realistically you'll be able to get a year of oobgolf Addict+ and the mobile GPS for $12 until around November 2010.

I realize this is a big adjustment- but keep reading, as we'll explain the change. For more info on the future pricing of oobgolf, click here.

How do I get GPS?
Buy Addict+
Step 1 - Purchase (or upgrade) the oobgolf mobile app.
Step 2 - Become an oobgolf Addict+.
Step 3 - Login to the app and GPS will be avialable.

How many courses are mapped?
The oobgolf mobile app has over 25,000 worldwide courses mapped with coordinates for the Front/Center/Back of each green. To be clear- for greens, the app ONLY gives coordinates for Front/Center/Back. A Google Maps overlay is also available for hole/target distances.

How do I know if my course is mapped?
oobgolf course pages are now marked under "Course Details" so you can see if a course has GPS Rangefinder data. Within the app you can also search courses and it is clear as to which courses have GPS markers.

Why is it only Front/Center/Back?
Timing, cost, and functionality.

Why is the "center" not in the center of the green?
We spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what and how to show the greens on this app. We wanted to go beyond a simple F/C/B number and we think we've provided a great resource, but it does go against preconceived notions of other golf GPS devices. Every golf green has a mathematical (geometric) center but the fact is nobody maps to this point. When courses are mapped for GPS the center is based on what looks or feels correct on a satellite image or when standing on the green. Very rarely could you draw a straight line between the marked front and back points on a green to included the marked "middle" point. We wanted to show this. While the "middle" may not be the geometric center- it is a VERY important number, as it is the point that was determined to be the best "real middle" at least in terms of playing golf. IT will also provide some insight as to where the front and back were marked in relation to the center.

The GPS markers on the green appear to rotate...?
Yes they do. You're welcome. You'll realize that amazingly helpful that is after about 3 holes, or the first time you hit long and right on your approach shot... whichever comes first.

Can I map my own course?
Not currently. After we tackle the Android app we'll come back to building a module to allow for mapping your own course as well as adding your own targets to mapped courses. We realize this was a great feature you used to have. Unfortunately, a day has only so many hours. We are working as hard as we can to produce these features as fast as possible.

What about my previously mapped courses?
We made the decision not to use courses previously mapped through GolfCard. We are fully aware that this leaves some of you (especially users outside of the USA) in a tough spot. We're not real happy about this, but we were left with a decision of having around 2k mapped courses lost and launching with 25,000+ total or keeping all of the previous courses but starting with only 10,000 maps. We made a utilitarian decision, and we hope you'll stick with us while we keep plugging away in development.

What else is new?
In this version of the app you can mark your location and use the GPS to walk off the distance of a shot (giving you shot distance). We've also provided a resource to view past performance on holes you've played to better help you with on-course decisions. All of this data is from PREVIOUS rounds as to stay compliant with USGA the USGA's ruling on mobile devices. Except when barred by local rules, the oobgolf app should be compliant for USGA play.

Why so different?
This may be the biggest question of all. It's actually the easiest to answer. We've been in the golf industry now for four years and seen a lot of companies come and go in that time. We're in a unique position to see and know a lot of the inner happenings of the GPS industry and one thing that has shown itself over and over is that a business cannot survive with a one-time payment as long as there are ongoing service costs. It doesn't matter if we're talking about a standalone GPS device or a mobile app. We've seen multiple companies launch with a bang and end up in or near extinction because of their service model that relies solely on the sale of their next unit. It just doesn't work.

If you want cheap- you have other options. We are aware of that. If you want to go that route, we're not going to begrudge your decision. We're working to build a business that can go beyond a single sale and to do what we felt we had to change the GPS offering to a subscription model. We do hope everything we offer will keep you coming back to enter your scores.

Beyond the choice of going to a subscription, we do want to touch on the pricing. While we are going to add a course mapping tool in the future- our goal was to create the best and most accurate experience "out of the box." In our opinion spending 30 minutes of your time mapping each course before you play is not that fun. We certainly value our time and hope you'll find it worth a couple more dollars a year to save yours. We've seen your scores- spend the extra time on the range! :) Seriously though, we feel confident that we've licensed access to the most accurate and complete GPS data in golf, and we know that is worth something to you guys. We also want to note that the database is growing daily.

What about Android?
While we'll still be working on the oobgolf mobile app for iPhone, you can officially consider Android development "underway." Thanks for your patience.


[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
Wait so what now?? Do i re-purchase for $.99? or is there a way to upgrade? I don't think i quite get it. And i'm an IT guy.

and --- since i'm already an addict, does it cost me 7.95? or do i have to upgrade the whole 19.95?
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- we're going to work through the confusion here... For you- just upgrade. As an oobgolf Addict- you are already "In." No upgrade price.
8/27/10
 
birdieXris says:
Ok. how do i upgrade then. It's not working like a normal app, where it comes up in the "updates" section. it's asking me to completely repurchase it for $.99 is that right? if so i'll do it. 1.0.4 right? Would be a good thing to have next week JIK.
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- it may be taking a bit to get to all of Apple's universe, but it will come up on your iPhone "updates." It sounds like you're going through itunes. It shouldn't let you repurchase anyway- even if you click "Buy." You can either do it that way (shouldn't charge you) or just wait for the update to get to your iphone.
8/27/10
 
scoopthepelican says:
This is awesome, insta-upgraded to addict+ - thanks for getting this out to us.
8/27/10
 
birdieXris says:
Very cool. :) can't wait!
8/27/10
 
mschad says:
@kickntrue- "After we tackle the Android app we'll come back to building a module to allow for mapping your own course as well as adding your own targets to mapped courses."

Does this mean you are not going to develop the blackberry version for quite some time?
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@mschad- man... I'd love to tell you something you want to hear, but I don't know how realistic it is to hold out hope for a BB version anytime in 2010 or even early 2011. it's a shame too- because BB's generally have the best GPS chips and used to have the most business (golf) customers. It's something we'll discuss in-depth, but I don't want to mislead or get your hopes up.
8/27/10
 
mootruck98 says:
oobgolf mobile app with GPS, almost makes me want an iPhone. At least Kevin can start working on the android version.
8/27/10
 
mschad says:
@kickntrue- Thanks for the honest reply/info. It's a shame though, especially with the BB Tourch touchscreen hitting the market. But I'm not going to threaten to jump ship... because I love this site. You guys are awesome!
8/27/10
 
666 Iron says:
Excellent! I'm upgrading to oobgolf Addict+ today.
8/27/10
 
mjaber says:
Maybe the android app will be out when I get to my "new every 2" date of 11/30/10 with Verizon? :)
8/27/10
 
ksu_FAN says:
Looks very nice, thanks for the update on Android.
8/27/10
 
phraynck says:
Once that android app is out I'm all over this
8/27/10
 
Terry222 says:
Did you guys master the offline maps issue? There are a ton of people who don't have a connection while on the golf course and that was ultimately the pull of GolfCard's update over all the other mid-level golf apps out there.
8/27/10
 
klangdon says:
@Terry222, Our "Green" view works great without any data connections. The green view will show your distance to the front, center and back of the green and rotate those positions based on your current location. The "hole" view uses google satellite images for display. To meet their licensing we do not cache their images and in most cases a data connection is required for this view.
8/27/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
@kickntrue any way you can make the courses downloadable to the iphone. I have a 3gs that I use as a rangefinder only but has no cellular connection if the maps could reside permanently on the phone I could use it and the gps last all round without cellular
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@GolfSmith7- Should be okay with 3Gs if you start with a full battery, but I understand your concern. Once you download a course- you will have F/C/B GPS for the round- without cellular data. We cannot violate Google Maps Terms of Service- which means those maps cannot be stored on the phone. We know some other people do this- but it is a clear violation and something we do not wish to be caught up in.
8/27/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
@kickntrue. I hear ya, don't want you to get in trouble just didn't know the legal aspects thanks for the heads up and the quick reply.
8/27/10
 
nickmomrik says:
Awesome work! I'll be trying this out over the weekend and will be happy to pay the extra for Addict+ when my Addict runs out.
8/27/10
 
SteveMM says:
I know you're working on the Android version, but if you (or your programmers) can spare a day or less of time, that iPhone app could be ported to WebOS (Palm Pre and Palm Pixi). I'd love to buy it for my Pre Plus!

More info: www.prethinking.com/home/2009/5/15/porting-iphon
8/27/10
 
ot says:
what are the best iphone settings to make sure the gps is most accurate and will last the entire round?
8/27/10
 
joegolf68 says:
Thank you very much. Please keep working on the stat stuff, I own a laser range finder and uPro, but would like to have everything I had with GolfCard before they screwed it all up. It was great to have instant updating of my stats sent to OOB, their interface was great, all around I was happy with golfcard which is now junk. Anyone notice how badly golfcard is trying to ruin our ratings and trying to pump up their app rating with shills?

Thanks again, please consider alI write as suggestions and not complaints.

Joe
8/27/10
 
klangdon says:
@ot, if you have iOS 4 installed the app will keep the GPS on the entire round for best accuracy. Battery will last a full round on all iPhones (won't have any issues with 4, slightly tougher on 3 and 3gs). If you find that you are running low mid round you can start turning the gps on/off via the menu button (left bottom) for use only when you need it.
8/27/10
 
klangdon says:
@joegolf68, we also added ability to see stats per hole (during round) with this release. on a pure stats side of things I think we have already exceeded what GolfCard provided. we definitely have with the number of stats categories provided. we do have more coming in stats area with priority on: ability to submit scores for friends and faster data entry.
8/27/10
 
ot says:
@klangdon - i have iOS 4 but only have the 3G... what about phone settings (brightness, auto-lock, etc.)?
8/27/10
 
klangdon says:
@ot, 3g is toughest on battery. The biggest benefit will come from turning off notifications and push email accounts. Beyond that just make sure you have a full battery at the start and use the button on the top of the phone to put it to sleep whenever you are not using it. Doing this will not cause any loss of accuracy with iOS 4. Last time I took out a 3g, I did have to start turning off GPS via menu to make it through end. With 3gs and 4, I haven't ever had a problem.
8/27/10
 
dottomm says:
Okay. I just made the leap. I'm stoked. I've never been a user of a GPS device for golf before and was a little hesitant. I gotta tell you, this looks like a great app. I work near a golf course and the app is showing me the distance to the green from my desk. 690 yrds as a crow flies. I'm looking forward to getting out there and giving this a try.
8/27/10
 
Bryan K says:
Since I won't be getting an iPhone any time soon, do I have to do anything to ensure that my addict membership doesn't upgrade to addict+?

Also...is this addict+ membership ever going to include any other bells and whistles? The reason I ask is because it sure would suck to have to pay that to get the full benefit of the site when the bulk of what I'd be paying for would be unavailable to me.
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@Bryan- here is a breakdown of the future pricing. The (+) is the GPS add-on and Addict will remain the rest of the bells and whistles service when it resumes existence in a couple months- oobgolf.com/content/help/1-3965-oobgolf_Pricing_ As of right now you are "technically" Addict+ but you'll pay no extra fee for this nor will you be charged for it in any way when it's time to renew.
8/27/10
 
klangdon says:
@Bryan and when you do renew at the addict level without GPS it will be for only $9.95
8/27/10
 
KP2k10 says:
Will you add the score upload feature in the future?
8/27/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@kp2k10- the app already does this. You can upload all scoring and stats with this app.
8/27/10
 
alnova1 says:
I love how everyone starts with the iPhone first...and I understand it but can't wait till my Android phone gets it first..
8/27/10
 
Bryan K says:
lol, alnova1. I personally don't understand it. Blackberry still has the biggest market share, and, IMHO, they still make the best phones. I just can't seem to understand everyone's unhealthy obsession with the iPhone. Seems like Apple's always a step behind when it comes to technology. Interestingly, I also hold stock in Apple, but that's only because they have a money making scheme that works. They withhold essential functionality to ensure that everyone will buy next year's model.
8/27/10
 
munk24 says:
@Bryan, Read an article the other day, BB share is decreasing while I phone and Android is increasing, Simple economics,
8/28/10
 
heber_ferrazleite says:
Maybe I'm completely blind ... but where can I find a list of which courses have the GPS information?

I am based in Austria and would love to see more courses over here mapped like that.
8/28/10
 
Paolo says:
I've just noticed the tees on the GPS for a course I used quite a lot are incorrect. The first tee is marked at the front edge of the green and not 120yds back towards the club house. It's the same for the rest of the course. This isn't a real issue for me as I know the course inside out but if this is the same for another course is the a way of editing these myself or is there a way of getting the tee positions changed? The other courses I've had a look at are fine, I think the way the middle marker works is spot on!!
8/28/10
 
klangdon says:
@heber_ferrazleite, within the app all mapped courses under "find course" are labelled with the blue GPS pointer. On oobgolf.com if you click through to the course detail pages they will say GPS mapped in the middle of the page. We are still working on a way to display this information on the course finder.
8/28/10
 
klangdon says:
@paolo, please email us at courses at oobgolf.com and we will look into the problem course you mentioned. The ability for users to fix themselves is not yet available.
8/28/10
 
microbrasserie says:
I just installed the new version, and noticed that we still need access to the internet to download the scorecard in order to start a new round ... it would really be a nice (and necessary) feature to be able to store the scorecards in the iphone like golfcard did so we could start a new round from our favorites (stored) golfcourses and not having to access the internet. I will be in varadero next week, and internet access is a pain there and could be really expensive through 3G... so oobgolf will net be usable for me there :-( ...also, it would be good to have more choices in hybrids clubs, like h3, h4, h5, h6, etc instead of only Hy...

thats it for now, keep up the good work!
8/28/10
 
kregan says:
BB vs Iphone,
When I went smart phone shopping I evaluated the BB and iPhone, Android was not available at the time.

It was a simple choice, screen size. Why would I want a BB with a tiny screen when I could have a iPnone with a larger screen? This was my first apple product so I was no apple fan boy. Add to that the simple volume of software available and it becomes clear the iPhone was a clear winner.

Now for the app. After the GolfCard fiasco I started using GolfShot. I really wish it would upload scores to OOB. It is dead simple to use and the green is always at the top of the screen in the MAP view. I will try out the GPS feature of OOB next time I am out.
8/28/10
 
kregan says:
I do the following to save iPhone battery during a round.

Turn off the following:
Notification
WiFi
Bluetooth

Under network turn off 3G.

I have no problem finishing a round with 35% battery left.
8/28/10
 
klangdon says:
@microbrasserie we do need to improve on the ability to download and play without network. But in short term if you know what course you are playing and start the round before going to the course you can then finish without network connection.
8/28/10
 
jev says:
What, still no Android version? Hmpf...
8/28/10
 
tennesseeboy says:
It's nice to have the GPS functionality and I occasionally use it to get a top down view of a hole. I must say that all iPhone GPS apps that I have tried have serious issue. It's not the apps problem it's the GPS in the phone. I use a laser range finder for almost all distance measurements. It can take a minute or longer to get a sub 10 meter position on the iPhone. Most golf GPS app do not show the position accuracy so most users are choosing a club with 20-40 meter accuracy. This is better than the "that looks like about 150 yards" method and is easier that stepping off the distance. When I compare the distances my phone gives me what my laser says, it's scary how far of the phone can be sometimes. If you are using only your iPhone to determine distances on the course. Be careful.
8/28/10
 
klangdon says:
@tennesseeboy test your laser against our app. i think you will find that our gps data is much more accurate than others. while we can't overcome the accuracy of the iphone we have eliminated errors in the mapping process.
8/28/10
 
Bretts my bitch says:
I love Oob and loved GolfCardPro when it uploaded to Oob. I already have to pay for a USHandicap yearly to keep an official Handicap... I'm having trouble with the fact that I will need to pay $19.95 a year for Oob to use the new GPS app (on top of the USHandicap cost) if Oob doesn't keep an official handicap. I will have to stick with another app that gives me GPS without a yearly cost until Oob provides an official USGA handicap.
8/29/10
 
SweetJazz says:
Regardless if there are fewer BB users, you are still leaving alot of us out of the loop. I just do not care about iPhone's 1000 different gadgets. I just use my BB for phone calls, Golf GPS, and it is very reliable.
8/29/10
 
sjduffers says:
From a cursory look (not on the course admittedly), it seems that the zoomed magnifying glass in the map view operates as if the whole map was already magnified. This makes it very difficult to position the magnifying glass around the location where one wants to look closer. I know the above sounds like word salad, so hear/read me out. The positioning of the magnifying glass should be relative to the visible (eg whole hole) map, not the underlying (magnified) map.
8/29/10
 
sjduffers says:
Good first effort, but this app is definitely a bait-and-switch, as far as GPS support is concerned. Sure the app remains nearly free, but asking for a subscription above and beyond the addict level needed for complete statistics does not feel right to me. I can see where you, and most importantly your parent company, are coming from though. That's how they have always operated and is also a major reason why a number of people are considering using a smart phone as a viable (and cheaper) alternative to the traditional hand-held GPS devices. Even arguably the leader in this new field (Golfshot) does not charge a subscription...
8/29/10
 
stedar says:
Excellent - even has my home course down here in NZ
Thanks guys - keep up the effort. Much appreciated :-)
8/29/10
 
aclopes says:
I have an iPod Touch third generation. If it's not possible to download the courses is there any benefit I can take of eventually being an addict +? Thanks in advance for your reply
8/30/10
 
GolfSmith7 says:
Yesterday I used the gps for the first time on a Iphone 3gs that is no longer connected to AT&T (Upgraded to Iphone 4). Therefore I had to download the course at home using wifi and travel with it to the course. I left it on sleep while I spend about 30 minutes on the range. Although you can't see the aerial view, b/c no connection, I played strictly using the green view which worked like a charm. I LOVE how it rotates as you work around the green. After play a 3 1/2 hour round of golf my 3gs still had about 35-40% batter life left and for that I was greatful. To bad for legal reasons you Oobgolf isn't allowed to store the aerial views on the phone. That thought lead me to this question.

Would it be possible to have traced images of the courses instead? Even if I have to do it myself. I would gladly trace the courses where I live, that way the courses could stay downloaded on my phone.

Great Job guys for this initial gps.
8/30/10
 
Dazinkster says:
This update looks awesome! I really like the GPS features and the green/shot distance interface looks really easy to use. Can't wait to try it out on the course tomorrow.

1 issue, my home course appears to have been mapped slightly wrong. Quite a few of the tee positions aren't right. Whats the best way to help out with getting them corrected?
8/30/10
 
klangdon says:
@aclopes with ipod touch you won't ever get GPS rangefinder features. You can currently download 1 course the night before and take advantage of all 54 stat categories as addict (basic free gets far less stats). We will add more advanced handling of downloaded courses in the future for ipod touch.
8/30/10
 
klangdon says:
@Dazinkster email us at courses at oobgolf.com with details on what course you are having problems with. The tee locations aren't nearly as accurate as the green locations. But tee locations don't matter once you are on the hole as it uses your current location instead.
8/30/10
 
Dazinkster says:
@klangdon. I've just realised this. I live 30secs walk from my course so I just booted up the app (been away for the weekend) and realised that the tee locations don't matter as the marker changes to where you are once you're "on the course".

Also, I was able to check out the green view as I'm so close. It's great!! I can see this app helping LOADS when I play away league games next season
8/30/10
 
Swayzee says:
What about Blackberry?
8/30/10
 
Swayzee says:
Everyone I know uses a blackberry. There has to be something for us, right?
8/30/10
 
joegolf68 says:
Dumb question, but.... it says this works with the iPod Touch. A buddy can't use the iPhone due to work, but if he buys the iPhone Touch, the app state it will work with it. BUT, does the GPS work on the iPod without having to be on a wireless internet or paying for some kind of service? I understand to download courses you need a wireless connection but I am not sure about the GPS and I looked at for info at the Apple Store and couldn't see the answer. Thanks to anyone out there with the answer, and if anyone uses the app with a Touch, I would appreciate their feedback on how well it works.
8/31/10
 
klangdon says:
@joegolf68, no the iPod touch currently does not have GPS hardware. It looks like Apple may release new iPods in next couple weeks. We are hopeful that they will add GPS. I would advise your friend to wait and see what they come out with.
8/31/10
 
mjaber says:
iPod touch has bluetooth, right? If so, I would think you would be able to get an external bluetooth GPS receiver and use it that way, unless there something I'm missing.
8/31/10
 
Zepo1a says:
While I await your Android App, I use the YourGolf app now instead of GolfCard. Just wondering if they are going to be allowed to keep using the database, have access to courses, upload scores, etc...?
8/31/10
 
RDow says:
Is there any way to change a rounds details after starting? I haven't found a way to get back to the page where you enter number of holes, etc. This would be very helpful if you decide to play 18 after starting thinking 9, or you put in the wrong tees or starting hole, number of players, etc when you create the round.

Also it would be great if we could name the additional players.
8/31/10
 
helfon says:
I've used the app twice now and it has worked well both times. I mostly just get the yardage to the green and keep score.
8/31/10
 
klangdon says:
@Zepo1a we will not cut off access to YourGolf.
8/31/10
 
klangdon says:
@RDow, thanks for the feedback. We don't currently allow you to change the play setup items after starting, but we agree that you should be able to change those and the golfer names, coming...
8/31/10
 
Dazinkster says:
First time with it out on the course today. Worked very well, especially like the green function that rotates. It does appear to drain the battery more than some other apps, I'd have run out on the 15th if I hadn't turned the gps off. I'll have to tinker with my settings in order to maximise the life.
8/31/10
 
mosquito42 says:
Come on!!! can we please get a update for the android? I see people askin. But no one is answering!!
8/31/10
 
rockus31 says:
Been waiting for this to come. I am so glad to see it. Love the site, and now that I am addicted I hope it will get even better. But can I suggest that a quick scoring be added for group play. You know you have to keep up with your buddies score sometimes. Just keep up the great job.
9/1/10
 
jev says:
Switching to GolfShot NOW, goodbye!
9/1/10
 
Paolo says:
Am I going mad or does it not say in the article ... While we'll still be working on the oobgolf mobile app for iPhone, you can officially consider Android development "underway." Thanks for your patience...
9/1/10
 
mschad says:
@Swayzee
Further up this thread I was told it is probably unrealistic it is to hold out hope for a BB version anytime in 2010 or even early 2011.
9/1/10
 
colbymark says:
The update looks great! I can't wait to give it a shot this weekend.
9/1/10
 
goods73 says:
OOB: Glad to see progress. Hopefully this fixes some bugs... but you MUST add the ability to keep track of multiple oobers' scores ASAP. This is KEY to building your business! Using golfcard, several of my golfing buddies joined the oob network simply because it was so easy for me to track and upload their scores once they had created a profile - and now they are hooked. These are guys that would not be on your site today if golfcard didn't let me save their login under their name and upload their scores so easily. These same guys are upset now that I can't keep score for them and that they have to manually enter their score. (They don't have iphones & mobile.oob is sub-par.) Imagine if I could create an oob profile for a new friend RIGHT IN THE APP, and then upload that day's score to the site (along with my own)...? Your network would grow SO much faster. Sorry, but GPS is a nice to have. Multi-oober score tracking is a MUST! When?
9/1/10
 
Paolo says:
I'm an iPhone user BTW I couldn't understand all the Android users asking when the app was going to be ready.
9/1/10
 
jev says:
@Paolo: yes, the article says an Android version will be built next. It did say so the day the iPhone app was released (end of July) and instead of seeing that build we see additions and work being done on the iPhone app. It'll take another month before the Android app is released (30 days until November 1 if I read correctly). The golfseason is over by than. Being a software engineer myself, I built a basic prototype app that could be used to connect to oob in the evening hours of a fortnight. It's no rocket science!

Oob development obviously focuses on expanding the iPhone application instead of providing a (basic) Android and perhaps a BB app. Not a good perspective for the future. And than we have to cough up a yearly fee for the use of the app? No thanks! There are a lot of good contenders out there, some free, some requiring a one-time-fee. It's a no-brainer, really.
9/1/10
 
Paolo says:
@Jev: I guess if it was the other way round I'd like to think I'd be patient but I can't say for definite.

I do think these days people always want something for nothing. I don't the $12 / £8 is too bad.

Anyhow I don't want to get into a tit-for-tat crossing of words, so let's hope there's and app for everyone shortly. We can all concentrate on hitting the stupid little ball straight again!!
9/2/10
 
jev says:
I don't want something for nothing, I'ld be willing to pay for a good app. Hell, I paid $10 for GolfCard and now another $30 for GolfShot. But those are one time fees, not $20 per year.

Anyway, let's enjoy the golfgame instead; I know I will (I'm packing for a weekendtrip to France for a couple of games there!).
9/2/10
 
klangdon says:
I just want to make sure everyone understands that our top prioirity is now launching an android app. Once that is complete we will then turn our attention to allowing multiple golfers to upload scores from one app (both iPhone and android). At that point we will reassess which other platforms we might support.
9/2/10
 
Reslie says:
Understand your busy with Android app. When you can, a users guide would be good. If you have one posted somewhere just slap me had and point me at it.
9/4/10
 
rkingcem says:
I tried the new rangefinder today. The yardages were spot on even considering the limitations of the weaker Iphone4 GPS versus a dedicated device. The Algorithms you guys put in the code to correct for error must be good stuff. Kudos to Kevin and Andrew! The battery? I left the house with a full charge and turned the GPS on and off just to be safe (not a problem at all) and that's it. No other power saving efforts. Next time I won't even bother. I finished the the full round with 75% remaining. It sure is nice to have a range finder and an advanced score card in one place. I simply found the new App a joy to use. You Rock!!
9/4/10
 
bplewis24 says:
Boy am I glad I (correctly) gave up hope for this app/site a month ago. I happened to upload a score today, and decided to check on the status of the Android app. Of course, it's not available, despite the iPhone app being released over a month ago. Ask the many multi-platform developers out there how much time it takes to port an app from one to the other if you think that's an even remotely reasonable time frame.

Anyway, now I find out to use the GPS function requires a $20 yearly subscription? What a farce this has turned into. Sometimes, my irrational perception feels as though there is not one person on the planet who understands the markets they are in...but I digress. The saddest thing in all this is that since this snafu emerged, I've stopped playing golf. I used to play 2-3 times a week and I've only played twice in the last 3. How depressing.

I know this, though...somebody out there wants my business and my cash, and they will earn it. Enjoy your 40% of the market, oob.

Brandon
9/5/10
 
ghoonk says:
I just bought the app but found that my home course of Jumeirah Golf Estates (Race to Dubai venue, PGA European Tour) is not yet mapped. Same for other popular courses in the UAE - Sadiyaat Beach Golf Club, The Els Club, etc.

Do you have a process for requesting a course to be mapped?
9/5/10
 
mosquito42 says:
Paolo...I guess your content because you have the OOB RF. I'm a andriod "baby". And I have found other ways of recording my scores thru my mobile. But sure would be nice to use just one app that is offered from OOB. Don't have it. By the time I do, my season will be over due to the weather. I feel since I do pay to be an Addict +. I should have it available to me. But like I said before...when you do have the app already(iphone users). You just don't understand.
Props to you Jev
9/6/10
 
klangdon says:
@ghoonk send course requests by email to courses at oobgolf
9/8/10
 
coloradodrummer says:
Android????
9/12/10
 
IMKMB says:
Any update on the Android version?
10/14/10
 
hanikai says:
Hey guys, I just became an Addict+ member, specifically so that I could use the Rangefinder capabilities on my Evo.

I have a question. Does this app show my live position on the fairway etc, or do I have to guess where I am, based on objects on the course, and touch the screen to set my position, and thus, get the yardage? If this is the case, it's going to be tedious and painful trying to use this during play.

Am I missing something? I used to use nRange, and it has a flashing marker that shows your position on the course. Please let me know, and if this is not currently supported, are there plans to fix?
Thanks!
11/30/10
 
PhilH says:
When will the app be able to cope with more than one players score
3/28/11
 
jkyleolson says:
Whered y'all get all the gps data?
7/31/12
 
mustang6560 says:
@jkyleolson- The GPS is powered by SkyGolf, our parent company.
7/31/12
 
Panicing says:
Any update planned?
7/10/14
 
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