dog walk app for iPhone - dog lovers keep track of each walk

in Health and Fitness (E)

[] Durbanville, South Africa - grapevine-cottage is pleased to announce the release of dogwalk 1.9 for iPhone. The app now supports notes and pins, so that each dog owner can keep a rich diary of his activity with his dog. "dogwalk" takes care of everything, from automatic start and stop to sharing with friends and family through email and twitter.

The friendship between a dog and its owner is a very special one - for a lifetime they walk through easy and through difficult terrain, both in life and more literally in the field, each morning and each afternoon. Keeping a record of these walks is like a very special diary that connects the owner and the dog, and everything they "walked" through. The dogwalk app captures every moment of those walks, in summary and in detail, and allows to share them with others.

Grapevine-cottage recently made available version 1.9 of their dogwalk app with an enhanced set of features including taking notes and setting map pins to mark locations. They also confirmed further development efforts to push their app to become the #1 private dog walking app for Apple iPhone.

Right from the start, dogwalk provides a new user experience: Clear colors, essential information, automatic functionality where appropriate. For each walk it shows a unique graph, a miniature of the recorded track, and users quickly learn to identify their tracks visually. The detailed view features the track as a bigger graph on a map, allowing to capture notes and mark positions on the map with pins, and to share the achievement with friends and other dog lovers via email or twitter. Monthly summaries are provided automatically.

Field tests and feedback from users indicates, that the unique way to track and display the regular dog walks animates dog owners to walk more, longer and different tracks, collecting as many new walk miniatures as possible. This is healthy and motivating and fun for the dog and the dog owner.

Dogwalk has as well an optional automatic start feature - once configured correctly, it basically allows the user to forget about the app during the course of the day. Users just take their iPhone with them as always, and the app starts and stops all tracking automatically. This is especially useful to help with a routine task they would have to do otherwise every day, for several years.

The app is available fully localized in English and in German; however the main screen items (weekdays, date and distance format) are available in all Apple supported languages.

User support:
* Contact to support is built in to the app, support languages are English and German.

* GPS tracking and recording of walks with a dog, started by a single tap
* automatic stop of tracking when returning home
* beautiful rendered graphics to show each walk and monthly summaries
* capture notes and mark positions with map pins
* share the walk via email or twitter with other dog lovers
* optional: automatic start of tracking when leaving home

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
* iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 0.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
dogwalk 1.9 is priced at $2.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category.

grapevine-cottage cc is located in Cape Town, South Africa, and has started to develop a series of apps to assist iPhone users to enjoy their passion. grapevine-cottage cc is registered as close corporation in South Africa and was founded in 2005. Copyright (C) 2005-2012 grapevine-cottage cc. 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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