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Tuesday, 02 February 2010
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BerrySki is the first fully offline GPS ski maps App for BlackBerry offering analytics for skiers and snowboarders in North America (8-+ resorts) and now Europe (460+ resorts). 

mapview_242x362_border.pngBerrySki offers a wide range of feature you would expect to find on an app costing a lot more than this , with support almost all BlackBerry® devices including StormTM, BoldTM, TourTM, CurveTM, PearlTM (basically they support all devices running BlackBerry OS version 4.2 and above). 

Main features include:-

  • Download maps for offline usage:

    Once the maps are downloaded to the device, you do not need Internet access to view GPS maps, locate yourself on the mountain and use any other features the software supports. We support resorts in Canada and US (European resorts coming soon).  For a complete list of supported  resorts, please click here.

  • Pan/zoom/locate yourself on the mountain

    The software supports standard mapping features like pan/zoom to get an overall idea of the ski resort. The maps have been specially prepared for usage in ski resorts. Lodges/restaurant/Ticket office/Parking/Skier drop off areas/lift types/runs are marked in the downloaded maps. If your device has a GPS or you use a bluetooth GPS puck, you can locate yourself on the mountain at any time.

  • Record GPS tracks

    If your device has GPS  or you use a bluetooth GPS puck paired with your device, you can record your GPS tracks for ski analytics  or just to see the mountain terrain that you have covered when you take a  break.

  • View tracks overlay

    If you turn on track recording, at any point you can view the resort map with your tracks overlaid on the maps in dark brown color. This would help you  figure out  with a glance which portion of the mountain  you have covered and the trails you haven't touched at all.

  • Live track animation

    If you turn on track recording, you can play your track at any time. The track play shows you a red dot traversing the mountain. The speed of the red dot is proportional to how fast you ski. The red dot goes faster at places where you ski faster. You can see your speed at the bottom left corner of the phone screen.

  • Ski track analytics/stats

    If you turn on track recording, you can look at detailed ski analytics for your tracks. Detailed  track analytics include:

  1. Name of each lift taken, in the order you took them.
  2. For each run, in the order you did it, you can see the name of the trails covered. For each run, you can ski the distance skied, your average speed, your maximum speed and the time taken to do that run.
  3. If you ski through multiple trails during a run, you can view the name of each trail you skied through. For each trail, you can ski the distance skied, your average speed, your maximum speed and the time taken to do that trails.
  • Ski track summary

    If you turn on track recording, you can view the summary of recorded tracks. The track summary includes the following. If you are intermediate skier, you would see maximum distance skied on blue trails. If you are an expert skier, you would find yourself most on the black runs or unknown territory.

  1. Distance skied on blue trails, your maximum, average speed  and  time spent on the  blue trails.
  2. Distance skied on black trails,  your maximum, average speed  and  time spent on the  black trails.
  3. Distance skied on green  trails, your maximum, average speed  and  time spent on the  green trails.
  4. Number of lits taken
  5. Number of runs skied
  • Export tracks for posterity

    You can export recorded tracks in GPX format to our partner website or to your local file system. GPX is a standard format supported by all mapping software including google earth.

Setup is very simple although you will probably want/need to download the maps on wifi before you get stung for massive roaming charges while you're away.

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Bookmark this page as we'll be doing a full eval of the product over the coming weeks

 

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