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Old 08-20-2010, 06:50 AM
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By next week I will have a smart phone mounted to my Mathews Drenalin. Why would I want to do this? For a couple of reasons…
First off, I’d like to video my hunts.This will make it really easy. Secondly, I am getting ready to write android code to enable the use of a smartphone as a range finder. Finally, once I have the application built for range finding I intend to mount the camera as my only sight which will eliminate the mechanical sight on my bow and will utilize the range finder capability that the new application will have.I am striving for a range finding sight that can take video. The possibilities are endless with this as a tool. You can see what happens to your arrows as it heads toward the target and so can get a decent idea of POI (Point of Impact) that the arrow had as well as being able to study the deer that you just took a shot at while waiting after the shot.
Unfortunately I will have to learn to program Java. I have no programming skills but I think I can learn it over the next 30 days.
Anyone else done this yet?
I think that there will be a market for this. I already have the mount knocked out and am starting on the OS software.
What do you think?

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:58 AM
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Sounds like a great plan. I hope it works for you. I would love to beta test it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:05 AM
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this link froze me up, aint sure if it was me or the link.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:19 AM
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Sounds like a great plan. I hope it works for you. I would love to beta test it.
I also have a Droid (original Moto) and would gladly volunteer to field test / beta test it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:06 PM
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I will buy a smart phone to beta test it!
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:20 PM
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Default Thanks for the offers!

I have probably 100 requests to Beta test it...
Unfortunately the cost is prohibitive to have everyone test it...
I also had a few hundred requests to purchase the mount so I have it up for sale with more detailed video and pictures:
They are located in 2 different places on this site:
http://forhuntersbyhunters.blogspot....-of-range.html
Check it out!
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:22 PM
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WOW!!!! That's cool!!!!! I guess I need to get a new phone. But with that being on all the time hunting, you would probably have to have some extra batteries..?
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:55 AM
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I dont think so unless you do an all day gig in a tree. If you use application killer and run only 1 application and leave the screen off until you need it then you should be good to go.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:01 AM
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I turn my phone off when I hunt. I can judge distance on my own. A compound bow is enough technology for me. I won't be buying any Smart Phone in the future. I like to keep it as basic as possible. Good Luck in your Venture.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:02 AM
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Sounds like spam to me... of course I don't have a smart phone so it may be me. LOL You're not suppose to advertise on here dude.
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