Birdie 4.0 for iOS - Golf scoring on the iPhone gets even better

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[] Offenburg, Germany - Pleasant Software releases an exciting update for the powerful and easy to use Golf scoring application Birdie. Birdie 4.0 is the biggest update in the app's history yet: There are tons of new, exciting features and improvements in this update.

Feature Highlights in this update:
* Share Scores with other Birdie users nearby over WiFi or Bluetooth
* Automatic Round Statistics on scorecard
* Dramatically improved GPS rangefinder
* Use the Online Course Editor for adding Green and Tee positions as well as other points of interest (e.g. bunkers) to the course data with an easy to use graphical user interface
* Birdie's rangefinder shows distances to multiple points (green, bunkers, etc.) simultaneously
* Satellite view of courses with GPS/Rangefinder data with overlaid distance information (only iOS 4 or newer with active internet connection)
* Restore Backups from Dropbox directly on the device
* More flexible handling of match play rules (brutto, netto, 2/3 netto). See Birdie's settings in the Settings app for available options
* It's now possible to add or remove players to a round in progress
* Better display of round details in the 'Rounds' list: Duration, Players in the flight and more
* Many more new features and improvements

See the revision history on the Birdie homepage for a full list of changes.

Birdie is a golf scoring application, made with golfers' needs in mind.
Besides the ease of use and enhanced speed (compared to traditional score cards), Birdie provides many enhanced features like the fully automated calculation of score card results. In addition to counting each player's strokes during a game, Birdie also automatically calculates the game's results according to different rules including "Stroke Play" and "Stableford".

Feature Highlights:
* Access to data of more than 35,000 courses world wide.
* Official USGA handicap (option paid subscription)
* GPS Rangefinder
* Support for uploading results to
* Count up to four players per flight.
* Track your strokes, putts, fairway hits, drive lengths and more.
* Automatic calculation of each players course handicap.
* Automatic player statistics.
* Send game results by e-mail as HTML scorecards or as CSV files.

"This is the biggest update for Birdie we've ever released," commented Eberhard Rensch of Pleasant Software. "We got some great feedback from our users during the last golfing season and I think with the v4.0 update, we nailed it. Also, at opposed to most other golf scoring apps, there are no hidden costs or annual fees in Birdie! This means no additional fees for accessing our course database. Birdie also doesn't contain any ad banners or similar annoyances."

Language Support:
* English, German, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 5 tested). Some features are only available on iOS 4 and newer.
* Support for Retina Display
* 5.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Birdie 4.0 is only $18.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. The update is free for current users of Birdie.
Review copies are available upon request.

Based in Offenburg, Germany, Pleasant Software develops applications with great focus on ease of use and gorgeous interface design. Founded in 1989 by Eberhard Rensch, some other applications from Pleasant Software are: "iFlares," a gorgeous app for iPhone and iPad that calculates where and when Iridium flares can be viewed from any location on Earth. "PiP," a utility to present video from any webcam on the desktop, and "bercaster," the most advanced podcast production suite for the Macintosh.
Copyright (C) 1989-2012 Pleasant Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Copyright (C) 1989-2012 Pleasant Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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