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  1. NVR2ND's Avatar
    I used the BB version of TeeDroid for most of last year, and I liked it a lot.

    Haven't yet tried the Android version yet, but I would imagine that it's pretty good. Take a look.

    - Mark
    Good Price point on that one.

    I want to use my golflogix while my dad has his skycaddy next time Im back home.
    05-05-2010 03:12 PM
  2. meovino's Avatar
    I have used Greenfinder both on BlackBerry (actually paid for it) and on Android (so far, just the trial. I've reviewed the Android version on my blog. Be sure to try before you buy to ensure that their maps of your course are good. I like it well enough to pay for it, but there are other apps I want to try. I just bought a copy of SkyDroid and I'm excited to try it. For $.99, how bad can it be?

    Mike E.
    05-08-2010 02:00 PM
  3. JungleDanny's Avatar
    I've tried a couple and liked nRange the best. They really do have a nice balance between simplicity (good battery life) and features. I usually just look at the top of the screen but when I'm on a new course, map view lets me see what is ahead and get yardages to the bunkers, etc.
    06-07-2010 10:16 PM
  4. xdmanalo's Avatar
    Great job with the Skydroid! Looking forward to scorecard and shot tracking.
    06-28-2010 08:15 PM
  5. pjs2004's Avatar
    I don't think I saw this mentioned, but here's one called GolfCard that looks pretty good (the web site is a little bit under construction because they just came out with a new version with some big changes):

    GolfCard - Home

    I've looked at all the ones listed in this thread and this one looks like one of the better ones. Golflogix looks good, but I don't like that you can't survey the courses yourself if you want, and it seems to require communication between the phone and the company server. I'm currently using Intelligolf on the Palm Centro, but I'm moving to an Android Phone soon. After looking at all the iPhone and Android Golf Apps, I still don't think any of them beat Intelligolf. I wish they would make an app for Android.

    Here are some of the best things about Intelligolf, which I would like to see in an Android app. It has the most comprehensive statistics recording I've ever seen, and it has a separate app for your PC. So, you can sit at your computer and review all your rounds, or look at various charts and graphs of how you are improving. It's also completely independent from the company, which one of the best things about it. It means that if the company is gone tomorrow, you could still use the app the exact same way. It doesn't require you to sync your scores with the company server, or require any other type of communication with the company. Also, you can survey an unlimited number of courses yourself without the company. Another thing I like is that you can type in notes for every hole and for every round. It's great for keeping track of how to play a particular hole, or for noting certain things about a good or bad round. Lastly, it keeps all of your rounds on your phone and when you are playing, you can review your history of the hole you are on, like how many times you birdied, parred, or bogied, and what your best and worst score was. It's really an amazing piece of software, if your analytical about your game like I am.

    GolfCard has some of the best statistics recording and presentation I've seen on a Android app, and it looks to be pretty independent of the company. You can email yourself the scorecard after the round in a spreadsheet or web format. It still looks like it's missing some of the features I mentioned, but I think I'll try it out when I get my phone...can't wait!
    07-11-2010 07:14 PM
  6. OldSchool's Avatar
    I downloaded GolfCard to my DINC and I have to say that while it seems promising it is not particularly easy to navigate. The HTC menu button is not enabled and there is no local help. If you want to learn how to use it you have to d/l the PDF of the user guide. As of 7/13 it appears that the new "Pro" version is released and that GolfCard has moved their relationship from OOB Golf to USHandicap. I'm still committed to making it work since I paid for it but so far I'd give it a lukewarm rating - especially since visiting their site again this a.m. To be fair though, I have not tried any of the other programs.
    07-13-2010 09:08 AM
  7. james.y8's Avatar
    I'm actually the developer of SkyDroid.
    I used Intelligolf on my WinMo phone. I liked it a lot, and you could map your own course like SkyDroid. Intelligolf folks don't seem too eager to add an android version though.

    I've been using SkyDroid on my LG Ally and it works well as a range finder. I'd love to see some additions:

    Score Keeping
    I'd like to be able to keep score for myself and up to a full foursome.
    Intelligolf also had a feature that you could use their desk top version to keep track of a tournament, so you could set up everyone with their own hand held and then just have them sync up to the desk top when the round is over. I never had a need for it, but it seemed pretty cool / useful.
    Handicap
    I'd like to be able to track my shot distance, GIR, FIR, penalty strokes, etc.
    Course Lookup
    I've already mapped my home course. It was easy enough. I'd like to be able to look up courses based on city or zip code.
    07-13-2010 01:53 PM
  8. alexlevy117's Avatar
    I downloaded the update to Golfcard and was not pleased with the update. It was a great application prior to the Pro update. I just downloaded skydroid and will test it out this weekend.
    Hopefully the developer from Golfcard listens to the numerous negative reviews on the update and provides an immediate fix.
    07-13-2010 05:20 PM
  9. OldSchool's Avatar
    Alexlevy117,
    I have to agree with you. I couldn't get the local course I was playing yesterday to show up using the Pro update though it was there last week when GC was still affiliated with OOBGolf. The documentation portion of the GC site was still bannered with the same "...will be updated within 24 hours..." splash that was there yesterday. I, like you am now looking for another app that can provide me GPS range finding, scorekeeping and optionally synching with my USGA handicap.
    07-14-2010 08:48 AM
  10. richtree's Avatar
    AGREED !!!!


    This isn't a hard request. All golfers want the same things.

    1. GPS

    2. Score Keeping (by marking your shot at the GPS location)

    3. Ability to save to a database

    4. Sync to USGA Handicap
    07-16-2010 10:16 AM
  11. phishman3579's Avatar
    Hey All,

    I am interested in getting some feedback on a free golf GPS program and electronic scorecard. I am in the middle of development and would like some real golfer feedback.

    It's available on the Android Market, it is called SimpleGolfGPS.
    SimpleGolfGps for Android

    I am in the midst of using the course data available on mytourcaddy.com for displaying par/yardage/handicap. It should be done by the end of the week.
    07-18-2010 11:13 AM
  12. OldSchool's Avatar
    Hey All,

    I am interested in getting some feedback on a free golf GPS program and electronic scorecard. I am in the middle of development and would like some real golfer feedback.

    It's available on the Android Market, it is called SimpleGolfGPS.
    SimpleGolfGps for Android

    I am in the midst of using the course data available on mytourcaddy.com for displaying par/yardage/handicap. It should be done by the end of the week.
    Phishman,
    I downloaded SimpleGolfGPS this morning and will give it a test at a local course here in the DC area today and give you my feedback. Do you want said feedback here on the forums? BTW, cheers to you for not only looking to develop this app but for asking for input.
    07-21-2010 07:45 AM
  13. phishman3579's Avatar
    Phishman,
    I downloaded SimpleGolfGPS this morning and will give it a test at a local course here in the DC area today and give you my feedback. Do you want said feedback here on the forums? BTW, cheers to you for not only looking to develop this app but for asking for input.
    Feedback on this forum will work. Hopefully, it'll generate more players to use it and give additional feedback.

    BTW, I am a golfer but I'm software developer by trade which can really invalid my opinion on usability and missing features. I develop for fun, so I am open to all feature requests but it'll take a bit more time to get the code out the door.
    07-22-2010 07:20 PM
  14. phishman3579's Avatar
    Just as an update.

    I am working on integrating with course data (par/yardage/handicap) provided by mytourcaddy.com (a free golf statistics website I created a couple years ago). I'd expect to be done with that integration by Monday July 26th.
    07-22-2010 07:23 PM
  15. broeren79's Avatar
    Hi Phisman,

    sounds good, I might try it in the near future, just have to do some research on it first (courses etc).
    I have tried SkyDroid. I stopped using it after a couple of minutes because, for some reason, it forced using data-access, even though none of the features I used required any access to internet (i did not use the map view etc).
    I would be great if your app allows downloading course info (maybe incl. sat-images?) on a user selected moment (while on wifi, in my case) and require no data-connection during play.

    The reason behind this is that I use mmy HTC Legend using a corporate subscription, that does not include a fixed rate data-bundle, which leads to enormous costs for GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA costs.
    07-23-2010 04:46 AM
  16. phishman3579's Avatar
    Hi Phisman,

    sounds good, I might try it in the near future, just have to do some research on it first (courses etc).
    I have tried SkyDroid. I stopped using it after a couple of minutes because, for some reason, it forced using data-access, even though none of the features I used required any access to internet (i did not use the map view etc).
    I would be great if your app allows downloading course info (maybe incl. sat-images?) on a user selected moment (while on wifi, in my case) and require no data-connection during play.

    The reason behind this is that I use mmy HTC Legend using a corporate subscription, that does not include a fixed rate data-bundle, which leads to enormous costs for GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA costs.
    That could be tough to do with the current set-up. My application relies on satellite data. Although, it's not entirely out of the question getting a connectionless version of my software will take some time. I'll have to look into the feasibility more and get back to you.
    07-24-2010 12:27 PM
  17. broeren79's Avatar
    hi, thanks for replying. I wouldn't mind not having sat-images. A basic map/drawing of the course that allows gps-location matching would suite my needs.
    07-25-2010 06:52 AM
  18. clipse#CB's Avatar
    I am especially interested in this. I am an Assistant Golf Course Superintend. I have used several golf gps apps on iphone, blackberry, and now android. I have not tried skydroid but it is now on my list to try.
    07-25-2010 09:59 AM
  19. chief113's Avatar
    My X is in transit. I can't wait to try Skydroid. I just mapped my course the other day.
    08-22-2010 03:06 PM
  20. freeze's Avatar
    Can't wait to try skydroid as soon as I get my Epic. I'm also going to try Freecaddie. Can either of these programs handle 9-hole rounds? I play in a league where we play 9 (alternating front and back on the course), so this would be a very useful feature. Shot tracking and Score keeping are pluses for me, but not necessarily required.
    08-22-2010 03:56 PM
  21. Hardcase's Avatar
    I'm curious if there are any updates on the apps mentioned here previously.

    I've done some research today and it looks like there are three top choices for programs that feature GPS and score tracking:

    1. GolfCard Pro -- $10.99. There is a desktop program (GolfCardMGR) that syncs scores. Links with online service at ushandicap.com, which will keep track of your USGA handicap. UShandicap.com has additional services that cost from $14.95 for a simple USGA handicap (instead of joining your local club) to $39.95 and $99.95 for more robust memberships. This is a nice feature. My local men's club charges $65/year.

    2. GolfShot -- $29.99. Nice feature of allowing to check distances on the screen by touching the hole map. Has other features on each hole that look useful, such as hazards and layup options.

    3. GolfLogix -- $39.95 a year. Has an online systems that syncs the scores. It has a nice set of features and a loyal customer following.

    There are dozens of GPS tracking apps, so I didn't bother reviewing them all. I want a more full featured product.

    I used Intelligolf through several PalmOS phones. I really liked having the ability to map a course, including hazards and yard markers, on the fly and the desktop software was great. But, it seems they have shut down development as nothing has happened with any of the platforms such as Android and IPhone (neither of which is new anymore).

    I'd be interested in real world reviews of these programs, or suggestions for an alternative. As with other golfers, I'm willing to pay for quality (within reason). Right now $10.99 one time looks a lot better than $39.99 a year. But, $29.99 one time is within the budget.

    So, any updates for us struggling golfers looking for a decent app?
    09-30-2010 03:31 PM
  22. Hardcase's Avatar
    More digging revealed YourGolf. It is a free app that syncs to OobGolf.com. I don't know much about the websites, but OobGolf seems to be preferred by many over competing sites such as USHandicap.com. Though, it does seem that OobGolf has a dubious reputation with golf app developers in the IPhone community.

    Any experience with this app? I'm playing in the morning and plan to try out some of the free versions.
    09-30-2010 07:37 PM
  23. Hardcase's Avatar
    I tried YourGolf recently. It is a nice free app for score keeping. I liked how quick it was to respond. It had really good battery usage; lasted the whole round (about 3 1/2 hours) with plenty to spare.

    I did not care for the GPS. Rather than mapping the course and giving distances to the green and obstacles, it relies upon Google Maps and places concentric circles from your position onto the map. The default view is color mock-up of the course with no definition. You cannot tell where anything is on the course. You can click on a button and it pulls up the satellite image for your immediate area. This is better as you can see the green and obstacles. The challenge is the circles are marked at the two axes (N/S, E/W) and the distances are lost upon zooming in if the axis does not appear on the screen.

    Another gripe is the score keeping, while quick, is not readily robust. It automatically allows you to select the club, but does not automatically allow you to note the result of the shot. To note the result, you have to go edit the hole and edit the shot -- a time consuming process when trying to get to your shot at the same time.

    I did like that after the round it can update directly to Oob Golf. That process was very easy. It also allows you to e-mail a nice image of your scorecard. This was hand for posting my scores on a different site -- as I had the hole-by-hole scores.

    Finally, a pet peeve. With 2.2 Froyo some apps can be loaded onto the SD Card. This is not one of them. I have Moto Droid (the first one) and constantly struggle with having enough space in the main memory for apps. I don't see a reason why this app could not reside on the memory card.
    10-05-2010 04:26 PM
  24. mousewoods's Avatar
    This is a new app of Golf. I used it on the iphone. It's really nice and accurate. Pretty young in comparaison with the iphone version, but it gonna be a huge app on our OS !! let's try it guys
    11-05-2010 04:35 AM
  25. pfisto's Avatar
    Hey All,

    I am interested in getting some feedback on a free golf GPS program and electronic scorecard. I am in the middle of development and would like some real golfer feedback.

    It's available on the Android Market, it is called SimpleGolfGPS.
    SimpleGolfGps for Android

    I am in the midst of using the course data available on mytourcaddy.com for displaying par/yardage/handicap. It should be done by the end of the week.
    just loaded your app is there any manual to look at
    mike
    04-10-2011 06:38 AM
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