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Replace Your Paper ATA Card

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by AllAmer4, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. AllAmer4

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    If you have a smartphone and would like to do away with your paper ATA card, you'll be interested in The Trap App.

    The ATA still requires you to carry your paper card to show proof of handicap yardage, but now there is no need to write scores and calculate averages on the paper card. The Trap App will do it all for you and you're allowed to present it at the time of classification.

    -Record registered, league, and practice scores.
    -Calculate averages for 16 Yard, Handicap, & Doubles
    -Record scores by target year
    -Compare your scores to the averages at each shoot for class, category, & the field.

    Expected release in the Apple and Android app stores is early August. Please sign up to be the first to know!

    Thanks,

    Dean

    http://trapshootingonline.com/thetrapapp/
  2. Donm

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    Dean. Would you please post something here when it comes out. Sounds good. Everyone undere the age of 25 will have it for sure. Maybe some of us old guys too.
  3. Jack L. Smith

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    Dean, great Idea & I'll use it on my iPhone; my age is not 25, and higher than the transposition there of.

    Is the ATA going to upload the (our) resistered scores into it?

    That is, will there be a a separate registered tab for ATA classification, and "other" for non registered?

    jack in PA
  4. AllAmer4

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    Jack, at this point, the ATA will not be loading scores into it. I'm hoping to work with them to achieve this in the future.

    You'll be able to record, and separate, registered from league and practice. It requires your manual input, however, to type in each score (this is already done on the paper card anyhow).

    Thanks for your interest.

    Dean
  5. Catching Chrome

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    Will it be free?
  6. senior smoke

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    Just when I'm thinking to get back into ATA shooting, now this. To complicated for me. Why can't things just stay the same? You young guys will find some way to get us older guys out of the sport for sure. One way is to go high tech and some of us will certainly be watching from the side line. Just a matter of time before the ATA will require this.
    Steve Balistreri
  7. Mark425

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    I will have it on my Android as soon as you release it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Pretty cool stuff. I keep Davids ts.com scoresheet on my phone already..
  9. AllAmer4

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    @Catching Chrome - sorry it won't be free. There is a significant development cost associated with it.

    @SeniorSmoke - Nobody is forced to use it. You can still use your paper card, and in fact, you'll need to bring it with you to verify handicap yardage anyhow. Plenty of people don't have smartphones, so it can't possibly be required purely as a practical matter.

    Take a look here. 50% of US consumers use smartphones.... http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/07/nielsen-smartphones-used-by-50-4-of-u-s-consumers-android-48-5-of-them/
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    AllAmer4:
    Trust me, it will be required someday in the very near future. Nothing against you, I just do not like change.
    Steve
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    The battery never dies in a paper card and it never catches a virus!
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    Allamerica4, Why should I pay you when I can keep it on my card free?
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    Will this be a free App??
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    <blockquote><I>"Will this be a free App?"</i></blockquote>See post up 4 by AllAmer4 ^

    Keller
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    Thanks Keller. I didn't see that the first time thru. I use Davids system here and my paper card still works good.

    Like you said, "The battery never dies in a paper card and it never catches a virus!"

    Besides, I'm a tightwad.
  16. Calkidd

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    You had me lost at a cost. I am all about electronics and I embrace change, because if you don't you'll be left behind. However, the developmental cost shouldn't be so much that the app should cost money. Good luck.

    Right now while I am waiting in line for the handicapper, I load up the ATA website showing my current scores and singles average on my Droid Razr Maxx. Just in case there is a dispute.
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    I would not be afraid to pay for an app like this. it seems like a great idea for tech savvy people! Please message me when you do release this for android! And to all the people Complaining about a price. If you would watch what it takes to make something like this, i'm pretty sure you'd pony up that one dollar and ninety nine cents.
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    I haven't written down a score for ten years, probably. I'll use this.
  19. Jacob Guthrie

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    I'm with you Barry what's an average card? LOL
  20. Jason Hassler

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    I for one like this. I will be purchasing and trying out this app, provided it isnt priced too high, and I applaud those who are developing it. Hopefully the ATA will cooperate and make this even more useful. I will be using my paper card as well though. The app will be useful to review my scores and even share screen shots! Thanks guys! It will be interesting to see if anyone attempts to punch a hole through an iPhone when they earn yardage. Lol.
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