V1 Golf App
I am a PGA Golf Professional and among other things in my job, I give golf lessons. I bought my PlayBook for a few reasons:
1) I wanted it
2) As a present to myself for being elected to PGA of America Membership
3) I could use the 1080p video function for my students during lessons.
The video quality on the PlayBook has been fantastic and I love having the option to hook it up to our TV in the Golf Shop for a larger screen for my students. I became very excited when I found out that Android apps would have some functionality in the new OS 2.0 because I would then be able to use the V1 Golf App.
I recently e-mailed, Facebooked and tweeted V1 in hopes that they would develop the app to work on the PlayBook and received this reply:
"we would love to produce it for you but we just do not have the resources at this time, sorry."
Major bummer. The PlayBook is a great tablet and super-convenient on the lesson tee thanks to its size and form factor.
I was curious if any other golf professionals or fans have been able to convert the Android SDK to a BAR file? Or, is there a similar app out on the market? I would love to incorporate this into my lessons.
"Hi Matt, Our understanding is that the Blackberry Playbook Android app support doesn't allow direct access to the hardware via Android's native development kit (NDK). We will be procuring a Playbook to confirm this."
So you may be right, it may not work. I hope that if this is the case, they make a decision to support the Android Player on the PlayBook.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-29-12, 03:29 PM #10
- 123 Posts
I think I'll wait just a bit and check back in with V1. Hopefully, they'll be impressed with the PlayBook and convert their files to work on our Android Player. I really want this app!
UPDATE: I reopened the V1 Apple, and it started to work! I was signing up, but then the player crashed. Now I'm back to the website...I'll keep trying.
I also sent the link for the free PlayBook offer for developers to V1...hopefully that will be a good start.
Last edited by mfreypga; 02-29-12 at 08:16 PM. Reason: Update
UPDATE: V1 announced a new app for iOS. I asked if they had plans for BlackBerry and they said: "We are working on a "browser based" version of the V1 Pro which will allow you to run it off of your browser, regardless of operating system." That's better than nothing, but I'm hoping for an app to be released as well!
- 04-18-12, 02:12 PM #14
Good luck on your search!
- CrackBerry User
11-20-12, 01:55 PM #15
- 74 Posts
I have VI here somewhere - Must be on laptop my wife is using these days. Haven't used it lately, but the way we used it, was to tape a swing with a good digital video camera on a tripod, then transfer the file to the laptop for analysis on V1. Perhaps this could be done with Playbook too? Use the PB to record and provide instant playback of swings, then for analysis on big screen tale it to shop, hook up to computer and load file from V1?
Don't know why I don't have V1 on my laptop, Maybe a problem with Win 7 or maybe I bought a download only and don't have a CD? Will have to check.
BTW, if this helps, don't bother sending me money. A free lesson will do
- CrackBerry User
01-08-13, 04:21 AM #16
- 41 Posts
I´m also a PGA instructor and new PB owner.
Having been in contact with a few "golf-app" developers for other platforms its sadly to note that their interesest in BB OS is zero...
I have found a lot of apps for Photo and was wondering if anybody here has a suggestion for an equivalent for video.
What I, as instructor, would like to do is;
- record the students motion
- easily cut frames before/after the swing
- zoom in/out
- play the swing frame by frame / slow motion
- "print screen"
- export to mail/youtube
Thanks in advance