Announcing our app Snowzat

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  1. MetroView

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    MetroView is a Newcastle based software development company, announcing our new app “Snowzat” for the snow industry.

    The app features:-
    • All mainland Australian resorts in 3D detail.
    • Find Someone on the slopes - setup a social group and have your friends marked on the map).
    • Navigation around the mountain, including through open space and real time lift closures.
    • Tracks your stats in any resort (whether with RF gates or not), competes against others using actual KM travelled (not vertical metres). [Released next week]
    • Weather, webcams and resort report / lift status.
    • Wind direction shaded on the map.
    • Looks after your battery, will run the GPS and comms all day through some trickery (of course depends on what else you do).
    This is our first release, with other new features already nearly completed. We’ve been passionate skiers and boarders for many years (occasional posters on this site).

    We welcome your feedback.

    The app is free, and available on iPhone (Android not yet available sorry).

    www.snowzat.com

    vimeo.com/metroview/snowzat (Video)
     
  2. marv hucker

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    How's it deal with cruddy coverage?
     
  3. MetroView

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    You won't be able to share your location if you have no comms at all, and of course realtime weather, cams etc won't be available. If you have poor comms you will often still get a few bytes through sometimes enough to share your position as it is a small message.

    Other than above, all data and navigation is pre-installed so coverage and data usage is not required. Your stats tracking does not require an internet connection, just GPS.

    The app is 20mb on the app store including the data.
     
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    doesn't seem to download from that web page
    can't see it in App Store
    [ok, got it now]
     
  5. MetroView

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    Unfortunately we can't offer an install off our website as Apple does not allow it.

    The app is currently iPhone (not iPad) so that might be why you don't see it, or do you have an old iOS prior to 8? Or of course Apple may also just be a bit slow in propagating the new app around all their servers, although hope not they have had all day and it shows up for us a while ago. Hope you can get it installed, happy to help further of course.
     
  6. Hanz Onyawaif

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    Great Idea! Can't wait to try it next wee... Oh damn I need a newer phone! Will be recommending to mates that own newer phones!
     
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    yep, first tried with ipad
    I was surprised that clicking the App Store logo didn't take me to the download
     
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    I love the app, just waiting for an android version and though I do prefer vertical metres as a measurement of how far you go, kilometres works fine. This probably won't replace the RFID tracking system at Perisher but will sure do a treat in Victoria and Thredbo. Also love the wind overlay :D
     
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    SnowZat is now available on both Android and iPhone. Full 3D Coverage now includes:-

    CANADA
    BC
    • Big White
    • Sun Peaks
    • Whistler-Blackcomb
    JAPAN
    Hokkaido
    • Furano
    • Kiroro
    • Niseko
    • Rusutsu
    • Tomamu
    Nagano
    • Hakuba
    • Nozawa Onsen
    • Shiga Kogen
    Niigata
    • Kagura-Naeba
    • Myoko Kogen
    USA
    CA
    • Big Bear Lake
    • China Peak
    • Dodge Ridge
    • Heavenly
    • Homewood
    • Kirkwood
    • Mammoth Lakes-June Mountain
    • Mountain High
    • Mt Baldy
    • Mt Shasta
    • Mt Waterman
    • Northstar
    • Sierra-At-Tahoe
    • Snow Valley
    • Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows
    • Truckee District
      • Boreal
      • Soda Springs
      • Sugar Bowl
      • Donner Ski Ranch
      • Tahoe Donner
    • Yosemite Ski and Board
    CO
    • Arapahoe Basin
    • Aspen
    • Beaver Creek
    • Breckenridge
    • Copper Mountain
    • Eldora
    • Keystone
    • Loveland
    • Telluride
    • Vail
    • Winter Park
    UT
    • Alta-Snowbird
    • Park City-Deer Valley-Canyons
    • Solitude-Brighton

    We will be adding New Zealand (expecting every resort) for the southern winter as well as some other gaming features.

    Merry Christmas to everyone. Appreciate the community feedback we have received so far.
     
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    Very timely. I'll load it onto my droid before heading off to Sun Peaks and Whistler next month and take it for a spin.
     
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    Is this an extension of ski.com.au ?
    Logo looks very similar . Why not not just promote it as such ?
     
  12. MetroView

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    We aren't any relation to the owners of this site, just happen to be a software company in the same town.
     
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    Integration with Recon Snow 2 would be nice. ....
     
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    running Android 4.4 - it says my device is not compatible with the app
     
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    Android 5.0 (Lollipop) is the minimum. With the 3D drawing there are some older versions that don't have some needed functions.
     
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    We are pleased to announce out Winter 2017 release, available on iPhone and Android. New features of the app include:
    • New challenges and competitions.
    • Touch the map to arrange a meeting with friends.
    • New messaging view.
    • Improved friends finder.
    • Day's activities highlighted on the map.
    • Improved Statistics views.
    • Win prizes from Burton and Garmin.
    During the season, we will be regularly on the slopes. PM me if you will be there and would like to share your experience with the app.

    Full 3D map coverage is available at all the local resorts:

    AUS
    NSW
    • Charlotte Pass
    • Mt Selwyn
    • Perisher
    • Thredbo
    TAS
    • Ben Lomond
    • Mt Mawson
    VIC
    • Dinner Plain
    • Falls Creek
    • Mt Baw Baw
    • Mt Buller
    • Mt Hotham
    NZ
    Canterbury
    • Craigieburn Range
      • Mt Cheeseman
      • Broken River
      • Craigieburn Valley
      • Mt Olympus
    • Fox Peak
    • Hanmer Springs
    • Mt Dobson
    • Mt Hutt
    • Mt Lyford
    • Porters
    • Roundhill
    • Temple Basin
    Taranaki
    • Manganui
    Marlborough
    • Rainbow
    Manawatu-Wanganui
    • Mt Ruapehu
      • Turoa
      • Whakapapa
      • Tukino
    Otago
    • Awakino
    • Cardrona
    • Coronet Peak
    • Ohau
    • The Remarkables
    • Treble Cone
     
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    No Lake Mountain? Extensive XC trails there.
     
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    Be happy to add in some X country areas but they can be tricky to digitize without reference points like lifts. Be happy to try LM but, PM me a trail map link if there is one and I will put it in the next batch. Or if you have GPS tracks of the trails, of course that also works.
     
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    Just received an email from Snowzat summarising my Japan trip, lifts taken, runs used most often, etc.
    I like this app.
     
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    Yikes, what elevation model are you using for NZ?
     
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    Just downloaded and will put to test in NZ later this season as well as at the VIC resorts :)
     
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    I will download as well.
    We have been using "Maprika" for this sort of app.
    It will be interesting to see how they compare.
     
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    Is it possible to add a free topo map so that the positiong system can be used outside of the ski fields?
     
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    Sorry Gimped, no generic topo option is available.

    If you are heading to the slopes we now have some competitions setup, where the top ranked people for various periods will receive Burton and Garmin gear (goggles, watches, camera). Have a look in the app for more details - all you have to do is have the app registered with an email address, and be be on the move in a resort with the app running.

    If you are more the "everyone wins a prize" type of person then we also have 15% off Garmin product vouchers for clocking up 20km.