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Mike Matson
Jan. 13, 2012, 08:42 AM
Video and more information at the link at the bottom.

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/311085.html

A new cross country app has been created for event riders.

You can now walk the course with an iPhone/iPad rather than a measuring wheel.

CrossCountry creates a course map, with jumps overlaid on a Google satellite map. It measures the course with GPS tracking and automatically calculates minute markers. You can also add photos, videos, comments and striding for each jump.

The app was created in Australia and has been used by top eventers including Stuart Tinney, Clayton Fredericks and Shane Rose.

If you go wrong on your course walk, you can use the eraser to retrace your steps.

“While it is based on complex mathematics, riders and officials love the app because it is very easy to use and fast,” said a spokesman for the app.

“It reflects the way you walk a course, predicting the next jump number so you don’t have to type it in. This also alerts you if you have missed a jump."

CrossCountry for iPhone and iPad 3G can be downloaded from the Appstore and costs £13.49. For more information visit

www.crosscountryapp.com (http://www.crosscountryapp.com/)

deltawave
Jan. 13, 2012, 10:09 AM
A little too late and a little too pricey, when we have the Course Walk app. Sorry.

pcwertb
Jan. 13, 2012, 03:39 PM
So how many actually have used course walk and like it? On apple store I couldn't find a ton of reviews.

FoxChaser
Jan. 13, 2012, 05:50 PM
I'll tell you this spring ;). I like what I've seen/ read about it. Looks slick & the developer is quite easy to contact & willing to make improvements. Right now is the off season for many folks, so it might not be getting much use.

deltawave
Jan. 13, 2012, 06:16 PM
I have used Course Walk and if one is so inclined, it's easy to use, fun, and works fine for calculating distance and checkpoints.

I only showed Novice last year so didn't really feel I needed to use it because there were no worries about time. I usually don't wear a watch at Novice and one fence every 200 meters isn't that hard to keep track of! :lol:

I will probably use it more this year when we (God willing) move up.

JFS
Jan. 13, 2012, 08:48 PM
check out www.MyCourseWalk.com Nick is based in VA and is really good to work with. He's working on some things for organizers and is very willing to listen to requests and/or suggestions. And it works on my Droid ;)

Jackie