Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My iPhone app idea that would benefit shooters/hunters.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mwsenoj, May 29, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mwsenoj

    mwsenoj Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    The desert
    Here is the feature request that I sent the company who makes MotionX GPS for the iPhone and iPad.

    I am requesting a feature that would draw a radius around the current location or a point of interest or dropped pin. the radius could be dragged to a certain distance or could be set to a predetermined distance, i.e. "Draw circle with a radius of 200 yds with center at current location". This would be helpful for many different users of motionx gps, namely, hikers looking for a direct route to a certain landmark, or hunters who are trying to get a range estimation to input rough ballistics estimates. I am sure that there are many more uses and implementations for this idea and to the best of my knowledge, there is not another app that will do this (or else I would have bought it and not written this message :)

    Does anyone know of another app that does this? I have checked a few, but there are so many. I know I could just buy a range finder, but I would rather drop $3 on an app than $300 on a rangefinder.
     
  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    3,521
    Location:
    Houston
    I'm not aware of any, but it's a great idea.
     
  3. mwsenoj

    mwsenoj Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    The desert
    I just got a reply from the developer and they said that the feature I am requesting is already implemented on the iPad version of their app. I guess it is not about having a good idea, but rather having a good idea first. They also said that the feature might be able to be added to their iPhone/iPod touch app in the future.
     
  4. pete47

    pete47 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Cabelas has an app called Recon Hunt that does what you want. It has a function call "Kill Zone" that draws concentric circles around your location. The zone can be adjusted via slider from 20 to 550 yds. The app can download the US Topo maps. I have it and it appears quite nice, although I have not used it much. It's an iPhone app but I run it on a iPad.
     
  5. IlikeSA

    IlikeSA Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    779
    Sounds like a good idea for people to define the 1000 foot "school zones" too.
     
  6. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,148
    Location:
    deluxe apartment in the sky
    there's already a ballistics calculator app for android, don't recall the name of it though.
     
  7. mwsenoj

    mwsenoj Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    The desert
    Fantastic! That is almost exactly what I need :) The only place that it did not meet up with my idea was that the radii can only be drawn from the current location of the device and not a waypoint or a dropped pin. Shouldnt matter too much, I wanted to be able to plan out ahead of time but I am going to write the developer and request an expansion of the feature. Thanks Pete47!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page