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Old 11-22-2013, 09:22 PM   #31
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #32
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Country Doc - Hardwire is the way to go. A 4s will run for a little over 2 hours with no power. Remember you need the power to the phone to be 5v so you can't splice in an iphone charge cable without stepping down the power from 12v. The black box I'm working on will have this sorted but for now you'll should look for a marine quality USB plug that has 12v in. Don't get a normal lighter socket with one of those push-in USB plugs. It falls out...ask me how I know! Also it is a good idea to make a support for the power wire going into the phone. A lot of off-road pounding can make the plug on the phone weak/loose.

The odo adjusts with the volume buttons or the touch screen.

Bruno - I understand exactly what you are saying. You want a scaling factor for the distance. From the events I've done the mileage has been surprisingly dead on since typically the sections are pre-run by a number of different people with different setups. Regardless we'll talk about the difficulty to add a scaling factor. Thanks for the feedback.

Also - I'm going to be somewhat away from the keyboard for a few days, so it might take some time to get responses for the next little while.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #33
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thanks for the tip with iOS
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #34
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Also it is a good idea to make a support for the power wire going into the phone. A lot of off-road pounding can make the plug on the phone weak/loose.
Check out the Lifeproof case. The plugin is rock steady held by the narrow opening in the case.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #35
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Brilliant! Some shekels have arrived in your account from sunny South Africa.

I look forward to trying it out in the field.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #36
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FYI, I tried out my Scosche remote with this app and the volume controls work with it just like the the volume buttons on the iPhone to adjust tenths.

Now to make a case/mount.

This is going to be cool!
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #37
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Couple of questions:
1. If you are stationary, will the mileage continue to accumulate based on GPS, similar to my Garmin. I can "ride several miles" while having lunch. :)
2. How does the iPhone GPS hold up in woods riding with heavy cover. What happens to the trip meter when GPS signal is lost or interrupted. My primary use would be for AMA Dual Sport events.

Added benefits to this app is that you can zero, increment and decrement on the move. Now I just need to find a waterproof case and mount, for those of use not in the desert.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #38
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Also, what mount do you recommend for the Iphone using this app. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #39
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Also, what mount do you recommend for the Iphone using this app. Thanks!
I used the Ram Mount X MOUNT

It looks flimsy- but this held up for over 1500 miles of offroad torture during the Mexican 1000. I zip tied the unit to the frame as a failsafe.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #40
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Couple of questions:
1. If you are stationary, will the mileage continue to accumulate based on GPS, similar to my Garmin. I can "ride several miles" while having lunch. :)
2. How does the iPhone GPS hold up in woods riding with heavy cover. What happens to the trip meter when GPS signal is lost or interrupted. My primary use would be for AMA Dual Sport events.

Added benefits to this app is that you can zero, increment and decrement on the move. Now I just need to find a waterproof case and mount, for those of use not in the desert.
The code is written so that the ODOs will not advance if you're not moving, and as long as you've got a stable GPS signal. If, however, the signal gets wonky [1] and the app thinks you're moving, then yes, the ODO will advance. Usually this means the ODO will tick up by a hundredth or two. I used the app at the 2013 AMA Shenandoah 500 and I didn't notice it log mileage during either lunch .

Speaking of the Shenandoah 500, the app had no trouble picking up a pretty strong GPS signal (+/- 10 meters), including on the George Washington Nat'l Forest trails/roads with loads of tree cover.

My iPhone 5 survived the S500 like a champ in an Otterbox on a Ram X-mount.

[1] "Wonky" meaning the device may temporarily lose its GPS lock (or whatever). As it reacquires and zooms in on your location the app might think you've moved.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #41
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #42
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I never thought I'd buy an Icrap but off to buy a used one.


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Old 11-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #43
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Thanks very much to everyone who's giving the app a shot. Looking forward to your feedback.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #44
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #45
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The term is "I-Poo" . Lets go rally!!!!
Isn't that for the iPood ?
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