dog walk app for iPhone, iPad – dog lovers keep track of each walk

By on May 23, 2013 at 5:17 am

Durbanville, South Africa – grapevine-cottage today is proud to announce the release of dogwalk 3.9 for iPhone and iPad. The app supports notes and pins, so that each dog owner can keep a rich diary of his activity with his dog. “dogwalk” takes care of everything, from automatic start and stop to sharing with friends and family through email, facebook and twitter, and iCloud synching between devices.

The friendship between a dog and its owner can be a very special one – for a lifetime they walk through easy and through difficult terrain, both in life and more literally in the field, each morning and each afternoon. Keeping a record of these walks is like a very special diary that connects the owner and the dog, and everything they “walked” through. The dogwalk app captures every moment of those walks, in summary and in detail, and allows to share them with others.

Grapevine-cottage recently made available version 3.9 of their dogwalk app with an enhanced set of features including iCloud integration. They also confirmed further development efforts to push their app to become the #1 private dog walking app for Apple iPhone and iPad.

Right from the start, dogwalk provides a new user experience: Clear colors, essential information, automatic functionality where appropriate. For each walk it shows a unique graph, a miniature of the recorded track, and users quickly learn to identify their tracks visually. The detailed view features the track as a bigger graph on a map, allowing to capture notes and mark positions on the map with pins, and to share the achievement with friends and other dog lovers via email, facebook or twitter. Monthly and yearly summaries are provided automatically, and all user devices are kept in sync via iCloud.

Field tests and feedback from users indicates, that the unique way to track and display the regular dog walks animates dog owners to walk more, longer and different tracks, collecting as many new walk miniatures as possible. This is healthy and motivating and fun for the dog and the dog owner.

Dogwalk has as well an optional automatic start feature – enabling users to forget about the app during the course of the day. They just take their iPhone with them as always, and the app starts and stops all tracking automatically. This is especially useful to help with a routine task they would have to do otherwise every day, for several years. When arriving home, the new walk is directly available on the iPad, ready to view.

Languages:
The app is available fully localized in English and in German; however the main screen items (weekdays, date) are available in all Apple supported languages. The app supports display of distances in miles and in km.

User support:
* Contact to support is built in to the app, support languages are English and German

Features:
* Universal app for Iphone, iPod and iPad
* GPS tracking and recording of walks with a dog, started by a single tap
* automatic start of tracking when leaving home, including local notification and sound (configurable)
* automatic stop of tracking when returning home
* beautiful rendered graphics to show each walk and monthly / yearly summaries
* capture notes and mark positions with map pins
* share the walk via email , facebook or twitter with other dog lovers
* backup walks to Itunes or iCloud
* sync devices with iCloud

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
* iPad mini Wifi + 3G
* iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 3.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
dogwalk 3.9 is priced at $3.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category.

dogwalk 3.9
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grapevine-cottage cc is located in Cape Town, South Africa, and has started to develop a series of apps to assist iPhone users to enjoy their passion. grapevine-cottage cc is registered as close corporation in South Africa and was founded in 2005. Copyright (C) 2005-2013 grapevine-cottage cc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.