Do you like to ski or snowboard? You're going to love SkiBuddy for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 19 Nov 2013 03:40 am
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If you're a snow sports fan then SkiBuddy may well be the perfect application for you. The native BlackBerry 10 app is a super tool for skiers and snowboarders who wish to track their journeys and have access to them at a later point - and it looks to do the job beautifully. 

Once the application is opened you will be presented with a choice of three sports to choose from - skiing, snowboarding and cross county. Once one is selected you will be taken to the main screen where the action happens. On the right hand side of the screen you won't fail to notice the 'Start' icon. This also acts as a stop and pause button when you come to a halt. The rest of the display if filled with other information - such as speed, distance, altitude etc. 

At the base of the display are two tabs. The first of these is 'Ski Run' and this contains all the information I have just mentioned. The other tab is 'Log Book' where you can view all your recent ski runs. They are listed in order of when the event took place and the list shows some basic info, but by tapping on one you get all the results/data. 

You will notice that at the top of the screen is a map of the route, but you can't interact with it. However, down the base of the display is a Map tab and this will open up BlackBerry Maps where you are free to zoom in and out to check out exactly where you traveled. 

Sharing is incorporated and this is done via the accounts you have in your BlackBerry Hub. I was a little disappointed not to see Dropbox or Box there as I thought some folk may like that option, but I presume it's missing for a valid reason. 

SkiBuddy is priced at £1.50/$1.99 and is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices. If you are serious about skiing/snowboarding you will absolutely love this app. Nice work Mr Dev! 

Download SkiBuddy for BlackBerry 10

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

16 comments

Siya10

I like to snowboard in real life

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Nathan Hesketh

Then this would likely be of interest to you. It is not a game, rather an app to use while on the mountain. I'm actually probably going to get it before the next time I ski at Whistler.

AnimalPak200

I think they meant that Crackberry is not real life... lol, jk... they obviously didn't read a single word (well--- except 'ski') before rushing to post a comment.

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GiantSchnauzer

Lol

Z30, and yes, it's a bit on the heavy side..., but the Carbonate case is Killer!

meltbox360

This is awesome. I always wanted something similar to this. I don't need all the features but definitely worth the price to me. So long as it works well.

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bryan newell

Need a surf spot app please :) I go to magic seaweed online but an app would be great :)

Via my spangly Z30 BBM#27

mike_kom

I prefer free ones like endomondo, sportrate or nogago..

TheStoryUp

Nogago maps is awesome, I live in Waterloo and there many bike and walking trails. This app looks interesting though, would be good more for cross-country than snowboarding.

Just Me

Sweet, been waiting for this for a while. Endomondo doesn't cut it as a ski tracker. This app does, run counter, max speed and decent. Nice to see.

Need some pow.

mckillio

I'll check this out even though I do like endomondo. I really want iSnowReport. Hitting the slopes on Saturday!

Cleanton

I wanna use this app when I'am roaming. Does it use data or only gps?

Curahee

It uses data for the map. So as long as you don't open the map in the logbook you will not use internet.

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gbcoa

I think is still lacking. When I ski, I normally and old IPhone 3gs I got from a friend and tether it with my BB so I can used live 3D map and trails. Unfortunately there are not good inexpensive app for skiers. At least not for me or my friends. Current weather conditions, ski resorts stats and info, up to date ski maps with trails gps and sharing capability is great. Mostly;y when you go to Colorado and you go in different direction that your friends.
I like the fact that you can see altitude, speed and track distance but many ski areas like vail start offering hat capability already. They even give medallions or badges (what ever they call it) like foursquare.
Hopefully some will create an app with more gps trail tracking capability.

chocol8thunda

Looking forward to using this when I'm crushing the pow...

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chrispmoto

I used Berry Ski, bought from BlackBerry World and it works really well.
It seems you need a subscription and the devs haven't been answering my emails...
Might have to give this one a try, it is a lot cheaper too..

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