October 10, 2012 in Sports (E)
[prMac.com] Shatin, Hong Kong - Mooee Ltd. today is pleased to announce GolfSites(TM) 3.3.0 for iOS, an update that adds optimization for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 to their best-selling sports app, which allows golfers to easily make a GPS-based, shot-by-shot record of their game on any of 25,000+ golf courses worldwide. Exploiting the larger screen of iPhone 5, GolfSites(TM) provides enhanced, satellite imagery of every hole. Automatically recorded are ball paths, shot distances, type of club for each shot, scores, and statistical analysis of gameplay. The app comes with five Country Club download credits, each of which allow the golfer to download all the courses at any club, and additional credits are available as an in-app purchase.
Unlike similar apps, GolfSites(TM) allows the golfer to concentrate on their game, not on data entry. Following each shot, the user simply taps their approximate position on the course diagram displayed on their iDevice. This gesture tells the app to get a GPS fix on the current location and compute the path and distance from the previous position. Tapping a second time, the player indicates the type of club used.
* New optimization for iPhone 5 and iOS 6
* New expanded Help feature
* No keyboards or complicated scroll picker; two-tap system uses GPS to automatically track all data
* Statistics are automatically generated that can be reviewed following the game
* Simple and intuitive, GolfSites(TM) lets users concentrate on the game, not data entry
This two-tap system provides a level of accuracy of approximately 5 yards in both direction and overall distance. Since GolfSites(TM) determines exactly where players start and end each shot via GPS, there is no tedious data entry required, and no chance for golfers to incorrectly enter data into complicated tables. Users simply hit their ball, tap to let the app know a new shot was taken (simultaneously indicating where their prior shot had landed), tap again to choose the club they used, and move on. It is a ball and club performance tracking solution that is simple, accurate, and intuitive. The app's Ball Path module allows players to review their performance immediately after completing the hole.
The quick, two-tap system generates a wealth of statistical information, which can be reviewed following the game. Flexible Statistics are automatically generated, including: FIR, GIR, putting averages, accuracy of drives (percentage missed left, missed right, or hit the fairway), recoveries, and real club distances played on the course. Of special interest is the information gleaned regarding club performance on a real course. Golfers usually have a sense of their club distances from practicing on a driving range, e.g., 7 iron - 140 yards, driver - 230 yards, etc. However, on actual courses these distances usually fall short, owing to the upslopes and downslopes of the course. GolfSites(TM) provides actual distances achieved with each club during play.
All courses featured in GolfSites(TM) include a hole-by-hole breakdown of important information including each hole's par difficulty and total length in yards. Information on sand traps, water, and other hazard distances is available in both yards and meters. In addition, GolfSites(TM) gives players the ability to edit their club performance info and delete unreasonable club distances from their statistics. Finally, owners of the app may also enjoy GolfSites Recap(TM) for iPad, a free download. This iPad only app allows every player in the group to import, review, and compare all the data from their GolfSites(TM) app on the large iPad screen.
"There is no other GPS golf app in the App Store that incorporates all the features, graphics, statistics, and ease of use of GolfSites(TM)," stated Stephen Ting of Mooee Ltd. "And now version 3.3.0 allows iPhone 5 owners to enjoy an enhanced, high-resolution, larger screen photo image of every hole they play."
* English, Chinese, and Japanese
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, or iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 6 tested)
* Enhanced for iPhone 5
* 53.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GolfSites(TM) 3.3.0 is $19.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category. Review copies are available on request. It comes with 5 Country Club download credits, and users can obtain additional credits via an in-app purchase: 1 at $0.99, 5 at $4.99, 10 at $8.99.
Located in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mooee Company Limited is a privately funded software firm founded in 2006 by Stephen Ting. With a focus on the iPhone platform, Mooee's mission is to develop inexpensive, user-friendly software for all consumer applications. Mooee's team has more than 18 years of experience in software development and more than 20 years of experience in business management relating to software marketing and development. Copyright 2006-2012 Mooee Company Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.