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diarmuid smyth

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A Guide as an App
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:19:48 PM »
Didn't want the other thread to digress but I'm curious as to how people might see an app being used as a guide in the future. I think there'll definitely be a market, its the logical step if guides start moving even in part to handheld devices.

It'll keep a ticklist for you.
Direct you around circuits like a GPS, where necessary invents its own based on a grade range,  climbing preferences etc.
Links to videos of problem being done, allows you to upload same.
Shows grades according to consensus (bleau.info style) and change accordingly with more traffic, hold breakages, increased polish etc. Link you directly to discussions/faqs about specific problems, is this hold in etc. Basically wiki-bouldering.
Recommend problems to you based on problems you've done/liked.
Allow searches of problem types that suit you, aretes, slopers etc
Recommend specific venues based on the upcoming weather.

This is a vision of the future. (This vision assumes blanket 3G coverage)

chris rooney

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Re: A Guide as an App
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 10:23:06 AM »
if consumer GPS gets more accurate an augmented reality topo is surely the nirvana for a  guidebook app.  8)