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I wish there were an App for that

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dbarnhart, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. dbarnhart

    dbarnhart Well-Known Member

    I wish that Speer, Hornady, and Lyman would turn their reloading manuals into iPad Apps. The app could access a database in realtime over the internet for the latest load data..
  2. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    They should at least sell them in eBook format
  3. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    I just hope the they continue to keep them in real paper and ink.
  4. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Well-Known Member

    I'd buy an Android app for it.
  5. Nanook

    Nanook Well-Known Member

    You could just access their websites via your Android browser or iPhone / iPad browser, right?

    Then you'd have the latest and greatest info.

    You have a pretty large screen on the iPad, so it wouldn't be like on a small smartphone screen.

    An app is most likely not necessary.
  6. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Well-Known Member

    That does work, I have Hodgdon's site bookmarked, but an app would be easier.
  7. dbarnhart

    dbarnhart Well-Known Member

    I don't know how forward-thinking the Loadbooks people are but something like this would be a great addition to their line of One Caliber books.
  8. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    I agree with jcwit. I want paper and ink. I like sitting down at the study and go over my load notes and books to pick a load. Even though I have worked them up before I always cross check my loads against printed books and quickload to make sure I have not screwed up somewhere.


    This is my current collection of books on reloading and shooting related stuff.

    Apps are nice, paper is useful has been my motto.
  9. jb27

    jb27 Well-Known Member

    I'd buy that app for the iPhone if they made it too. Would be nice if it would also (or in a separate app) have a logbook to keep track of loads that you've tried.
  10. janobles14

    janobles14 Well-Known Member

    i can program apps for the droid and i looked into something like this a while back. when i contacted the various companies they told me in NO uncertain terms that were i to somehow translate all of the information to a digital media file that they would not hesitate to come get me for copyright infringement.

    i proceeded to ask them why then are there free publications out there, both print and digital...the answer? the free ones arent exhaustive and the complete data is to be sold in books or generate website traffic. makes sense i suppose.
  11. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member


    I first saw the danger of putting too much faith in electronic devices in an Office Depot a few years ago.

    A real estate agent was at the counter asking about a power supply for a Palm PDA. She had broken or lost hers and she knew that her Palm was about to lose its charge, and (in that day) all of her valuable contact data. The store didn't stock replacement power supplies and she hadn't been using the HotSync feature to back it up to her computer, so...

    And another person lost their on-line music collection when a DRM-encrypted application could no longer "sync" with the parent company, which went bankrupt...

    I have a ballistic app running on an Android tablet, so I suppose I'm not too much of a technophobe. However, I still have a lot of printed reference books.
  12. dbarnhart

    dbarnhart Well-Known Member

    I Wish there was an App for that

    I'd still want the paper copies too. it's just that when I'm relaxing on my coach with iPad in hand, it would be nice to pursue the stray thought or idea that comes to mind without having to get up and go to the bench.
  13. Afy

    Afy Well-Known Member

    Actually Quickload has more information than all of the manuals combined. :rolleyes:

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