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PDGA iPhone App

Postby Murdoc Loch » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:08 pm

I've been bugging the PDGA to make an iPhone App and today in the discussion this was posted:

Hi all,

Do you know anything about building iPhone applications?

We want to keep up with technology and are interested in creating one for the PDGA.

Any other ideas??? aisbell@pdga.com

Thanks for being a member!! Have fun out there and be safe.


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here's my list of wants for the app:

Rules
Ratings
News
Course Directory (using current location)
World Ranking
Tournament Results w/ Round Ratings (including live scoring when available)
Discussion

missing anything?
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby dgdave » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:11 pm

I don't see them shelling out the $$$ for that.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Murdoc Loch » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:14 pm

dgdave wrote:I don't see them shelling out the $$$ for that.

well i guess you need to open your eyes...
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby BeSquared » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:38 pm

Point is, all of that is on their site. No need for an app, they can just use safari and surf it that way.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Leopard » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:25 pm

dgdave wrote:I don't see them shelling out the $$$ for that.

Second that. I can do all of that in Safari on my iphone. Plus, the website and forum "upgrades" were so SO bad and costly and ruinous, I'd prefer they put a stop to their experiments with technology until they have someone competent in-house who can tell when something has been an awful waste of time and money.

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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Timko » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:46 pm

What I'd really like to see is an app for TDs that allows easy score uploading to the pdga's site. For those who have never had to do it, it's a real pain in the ass. However, I doubt the PDGA would open up their database to do it, and it would only work on Jailbroken phones, since it won't be a "for sale" application.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby dgdave » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:11 pm

Murdoc Loch wrote:
dgdave wrote:I don't see them shelling out the $$$ for that.

well i guess you need to open your eyes...


How about I don't see them shelling out the $$$ for one that's worth a shit.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Star Shark » Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:59 pm

Score tracking would be nice. The ability to keep track of how you play at various courses might show numerically where your problems lie. I know we don't keep track of GIR or anything, but basic score on the hole and # of putts, plus perhaps mandos missed or some such.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Leopard » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:34 pm

"GolfCard" does excellent scorekeeping and stats. Run that, and a couple Safari windows between PDGA and DGCR, and you've got all the highlights, plus rad scoring.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Fightingthetide » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:20 pm

Anyone else using this app? I actually really like it, especially since it lets you search for courses near you and then it give you your round ratings.

Anyone know the devs? I wanted to get in touch with them to see if they were going to fix an issue that arises when you play a course that has multiple layouts. Renaissance Park, in Charlotte, NC for example: 21 holes total. The app doesnt differentiate between the two layouts, so you can't get your true round rating. Also, there is no way to calculate round ratings if the course is manually added (which is what I did today at Renny).

Other than that, I really like it.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:46 pm

I just posted on DGCR that those are on the board for future enhancements and much more. The plans will be discussed at the PDGA Summit coming up Sep 26-28 including Android possibilities.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Billym » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:52 pm

With the dues we pay and with the current state of technology we should have an up to date website with reasonable speed and live ratings updates as tounrnaments are added. Also we should have a decent mobile application so we can look up tournament standings the evenings after we compete to see tee times etc. wthout waitng hours to load...
The PDGA needs to catch up with the times...
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby Cuthahotha » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:21 pm

iPhone/Android/Other. PDGA might consider following the lead of Amazon and the HTML 5 based "Kindle" app.

One app, all modern mobile devices could use. Off line ability so you could use on course while not in cell range, and submit scores after the fact.

I'm doing the same with a couple of other mobil apps I've developed, or have in development.
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Re: PDGA iPhone App

Postby JHern » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Many dynamic website designs already have a way of formatting web pages specifically for the device that is asking for the page. That is clearly the way to go with PDGA.com, since the use of handheld devices is growing fast. And I don't see what PDGA's problem is, they can just hire somebody directly to be their web person, instead of paying some firm to do it at a huge mark-up in cost (paying the web developer + paying the boss + paying for firm profits), and this firm is also dragging their feet and not getting the job done on time or at the cost that was originally bid. A PDGA exclusive web person, on the other hand, can live anywhere, and can set up a server where ever they are. Just hire them out with an annual contract that includes performance and timeliness incentives (bonuses for getting shit done well and fast). Set benchmarks for progress, and pass the contract along to somebody else if they're not met. Seriously, I know dozens of people with the necessary skills to do this kind of project, and they'd only be working half-time on it!
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