GUN I has an idea vSmartPhone+IPSC/IDPA

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  1. Dr. Fuckface

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    Someone should develop a smartphone (or iPhone :greddy:) application that turns your phone into a shot timer. Everything's there: speaker, mic, and electronics. You could probably program it with more capabilities than your average PACT or CED timer, and even sell an add-on desktop app that would download the times/scores from the phone and track them in a journal.

    ibyou're:nuts:
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    Good idea, but I don't think my nokia 3595 is capable of that. :wtc:
     
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    :bowdown: i'd get it for my 8525 in a second
     
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    :rofl: apple would probably freak out if they found out their products were being used for anything gun-related.
     
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    Do eeet
     
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    dooooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
     
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    Cool idea, in for a Windows Mobile application :cool:
     
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    Talk to kungfuwoo, he might be able to help.
     
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    Hey, I just came up with the idea; I haven't the slightest inkling, how to implement it :hs:
     
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    -Here are a couple reasons why...

    -durability. Rain, dust and recoil is not something the phone is tested against when they initially implemented the phone.
    -potential target audience, everyone I know that is serious about Competitive shooting already has a shot timer in their range bag. And we are not a very big crowd, so they're "sales potential" wouldn't be enough to even justify the market research.
    -They don't want to associate with something like "shooting sports".

    I love the way you are thinking, but unfortunately, our "crowd" are very few my friend. I actually appreciate that fact. :hs:
     
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    what does recoil have to do with anything? when you're not holding it in your hand using the program, it'd be in your pocket as a phone.

    also, you wouldnt have to worry about target audience because it would be something free to download (at least it better be :o)

    edit: plus, the phone company wouldnt be involved. how many 3rd party programs exist for smartphones?
     
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    Not a bad idea, but I seriously doubt the hardware and firmware are capable of the type of SPL/decibel differentiation that would be needed to really make it usable.

    I'm also suspect that a cellphone speaker would be loud enough. I've never heard a cellphone nearly as loud as a timer beep. The PACT timers are loud as fuck and I've still had to "shoulder tap" start older guys because they can't hear shit.
     
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    Just read an article about Google co-developing a free smartphone OS that's open-source. That'd probably make it easier to write a program for it. :wiggle:
     
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    I definitely get what you're saying, but I think my frame of mind is a little different. If someone were going to make this, it wouldn't be microsoft, it'd be someone writing it for themselves and then passing it on to a few friends. When I had my palm, a lot of the applications i used started out that way. :dunno: now, is the hardware up to it yet? i don't know, mainly whether or not the spec on the mics would be good enough.

    but yeah; my skies are full of pies and my dreams full of pipe :hs:
     
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    That is the gayest-sounding thing posted in WMD in days. :mamoru:
     
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    shit.

    i meant like pipe dreams.

    shit, that doesn't sound any better :doh:
     

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