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        08-01-2014, 02:09 PM
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    Foal
    Question Who would use this app/site?

    So besides spending time with my horses and taking them on trail rides Im also a coder and website designer (self taught). The other day while I was mucking out the field I got to thinking about all the miles we have ridden,pictures we have taken, and other odds and ends that get posted to FB and then soon after get "forgotten".

    SO my idea was/is to create an app that will track your riding miles, take time stamped and gps located Pictures, average speed, slowest speed, fastest speed, time on trail, and other odds and ends. It will then be able to be published to all your favorite social media sites AND the App's custom website.

    The website would have a user profile that would keep and store all of this info and allow you share it on the site and also keep track of "miles traveled" also the reason for the GPS stamped pictures is lets say your friend "mary" is o nthe same trail as you the app would alert (can be turned on or off) you that "Mary" took a picture of "x" in 500 feet. So you can see if "X" is still there or not. Or share your horses crossing the creek experience and give fellow riders a heads up. The uses are countless. The site will also reward you for your miles and adventures. (details still being worked out)

    Theres alot more to this app and site that I didnt want to bore you with but I wanted to see if you guys would use something like this?

    As of right now I have a small team of people who are by my side with this project.

    Do you have any ideas to add?
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        08-01-2014, 02:14 PM
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    Showing
    I think that sounds like a really cool idea!! I'm not an avid trail rider (yet), but I would definitely use it. And I have friends who do LDs and endurance who would use it, too.
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        08-01-2014, 02:38 PM
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    Foal
    Sounds interesting! I'm actually using 3 different GPS tracking apps every time I ride because none of the apps have all the features I'm looking for. Of course, I always get 3 different distance measurements too, so I keep everything in a spreadsheet and average the numbers. I'm not a serious trail or endurance rider, but I still like to keep track of this information just for my reference.

    I do use Facebook and social media, and I only friend people I know, but even so, I am EXTREMELY careful about what information I post, especially my location information. So the option to post everything to Facebook or other social media AND a public website would be a huge turn off for me. As great as it sounds, I wouldn't use a site/app like this unless I could opt out of posting anything publicly.

    If you want some feedback on which features I want and/or a beta tester, I'd be happy to help! :) Good luck!
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        08-01-2014, 02:45 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Monkey    
    So the option to post everything to Facebook or other social media AND a public website would be a huge turn off for me. As great as it sounds, I wouldn't use a site/app like this unless I could opt out of posting anything publicly.!
    Thanks for your input! I never even thought of that! However, as it stands now the only people who could see your location is people you add on your friends list. Thanks to your advice im adding in the "safety feature" that would hide GPS locations if you so choose.

    P.S. Im adding your name down to the list of testers Monkey. I figure if I use an idea the least I can do is allow you to test it. AGAIN THANK YOU!
         
        08-01-2014, 02:56 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MysticTrev    
    Thanks for your input! I never even thought of that! However, as it stands now the only people who could see your location is people you add on your friends list.
    Oh ok, that makes more sense! I suppose I could just be an anti-social grump and not friend anyone

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    Originally Posted by MysticTrev    
    Thanks to your advice im adding in the "safety feature" that would hide GPS locations if you so choose.

    P.S. Im adding your name down to the list of testers Monkey. I figure if I use an idea the least I can do is allow you to test it. AGAIN THANK YOU!
    Sure; glad I could help! I'd be interested in testing it! Please PM me if you need my contact info.
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        08-01-2014, 03:01 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Monkey    
    Sure; glad I could help! I'd be interested in testing it! Please PM me if you need my contact info.
    I added your username on here to my testing list. When we get closer to testing I will definitely message you for info
         
        08-01-2014, 03:12 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    This sounds neat, but I'm fairly certain there are already apps that do this?
         
        08-01-2014, 03:40 PM
      #8
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Zexious    
    This sounds neat, but I'm fairly certain there are already apps that do this?
    There are apps that do some of the things yes. However there's not an app that will add everything in one. For example I use an app that I can track my miles and share it on social media but It wont let me take pics let alone time stamp them, add GPS location of pic (would have to use a different app), notify me of a location that friend of mine tagged, and most importantly don't have a site full of other riders sharing there stories, adventures, miles, ect ect.

    Yeah theres other apps that do some of the same things. Were just taking it a bit further and giving it more Ummph.
         
        08-01-2014, 03:43 PM
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    Foal
    Yeah, there are a LOT of apps that do some portion of what MysticTrev was describing. I know there have been a lot of threads discussing various apps that people like to use. But personally, I haven't found one app that does everything I'm looking for (accurate distance measurements; duration; route taken; average speed in mph as well as time per mile; highest/lowest elevation and location of those points; fastest/slowest speed; total distance traveled by week, month, year, and an all time total; personal records for fastest speed, longest distance, longest duration; a "lap" option; a pause option; a simple UI so I don't have to click through several screens just to start recording a ride; a voice over option that will announce distance, duration, and pace at regular intervals; an option to quickly/easily add comments about a trip; a way to track trips for different horses; and, perhaps most important to me, a way to view all of this data in the form of graphs or tables so I can track trends) so until I find one that does everything, I'm game to try just about anything :)
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        08-01-2014, 03:47 PM
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    Green Broke
    There is a similar ap(not as detailed though) called Track My Hack put out my Woof Wear. I haven't had a chance to test it yet though since I was trampled and can't ride for a few more days. But it tracks your trail, your speeds, the distance etc... then records it all for you.

    The one you are talking about sounds nice though where you can add pictures and such with it. I would totally try it out!
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