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post #11 of 19 Old 08-01-2014, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #12 of 19 Old 08-01-2014, 04:01 PM
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I used to have a GPS device that did half of what you describe, and I could download to my computer and FB. I enjoyed using it, and should get it out of the cupboard to use again....!

I would therefore love an app that you describe, but my concern would be how much battery it would take up on my 'phone. Up to now I have refrained from using any trail tracking apps because I feel that my phone should always have enough juice in it for emergencies, and not be run down by GPSing while I travel.

I am an iPhone user.

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post #13 of 19 Old 08-01-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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I too am an Iphone user (darn those batteries) so I know the concern you're having. This is something that is already being talked about how to make it simple and use less energy.

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post #14 of 19 Old 08-01-2014, 04:43 PM
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I don't care about social network capabilities but we use the iRide Live app Woof Wear has specifically for the live GPS tracking. We train a lot of trail horses so the distance tracking and times along with recording them for multiple horses is nice but not the reason for using, this tracks my phones GPS constantly and you can set it to allow certain people to have access to your location information so should you fall or get separated from your horse there is a way to track whichever one of you the phone is on. It's an excellent safety feature and one I think is worth the small cost. It's $3.18 and this year we put it on all 8 phones of ours and our employees.

Just to give another side on the social sharing, the social networking capabilities as an employer and barn owner do put me off. It's hard enough to convince the young people we typically hire as working students that the time for using the cell phone or snapping selfies is not while riding a clients horse without the option to instant share to facebook. I don't think I'd use a service that had those features.
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post #15 of 19 Old 08-01-2014, 10:00 PM
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Sounds like you are trying to develop an app to do what a lot of watch-type GSP devices do. Seeing as I adore my garmin, I would certainly be interested in such an app for my phone! Second the concerns with the battery usage and the privacy settings to turn off location stuff to the general public. I do like the idea that certain people could use it to track me as a safety precaution, but would not want that for anybody who happened to be on my FB to see.

Being a big photo fan, I think that part sounds fantastic.

Add me to the list of people who would be happy to act as a beta tester.
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-02-2014, 12:06 AM
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Here is a website that is doing some of what you describe. They have left the tracking open, allowing user to chose their preferred GPS or smart phone app. They just upload the data to their website

Open Trail: Discovering America from Horseback...
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post #17 of 19 Old 08-04-2014, 04:08 PM
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I think it sounds like a great app. I for one would like the option to see if my friends are currently in the area I am. I can't tell you how many times I've learned later via FB that some of my friends and I were at the same place at the same time, and we had no idea at the time. It would be really neat if I could be alerted. I know there are other standalone apps that do that, but with all the other "trail riding features" you want to include, I think it will be fantastic!
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post #18 of 19 Old 08-20-2014, 11:37 AM
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I do the open trail site when I am able to find time to ride. Lol
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post #19 of 19 Old 08-20-2014, 11:46 AM
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Hey MysticTrev! We have a website that does a lot of those things up and going. We are also working with EasyTrails (app) on a version that will link directly to the website to upload trails to our member's profile which will make things easier. Check it out and let me know what you think! (Open Trail: Discovering America from Horseback...)
Yea except you are only American. I believe the OP is making something that would be world wide. At least id hope so. Because as a Canadian your site is useless to me...

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