We’ve written blogs about golf courses and some of the features of our Android and iPhone golf app. In this article we have prepared an interview with Mobitee founder Stan Chapus and IOS developer Dmitri to introduce you to Team Mobitee and to inform you of exciting new updates to our Android and iPhone app.
Q – Stan, there are a lot of Golf GPS applications in the Market, many of them are even free. What makes the Mobitee GPS Golf App different …and better from all the others?
Stan Chapus – First of all I would like to point out that most of the golf apps are available only for one or two platforms. Mobitee is compatible with all the popular platforms like iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry and Bada. So, if you make up your mind to change your phone system, you will easily find our software in the app store you’ve chosen.
We have a wide variety of features compiled into one app. One more advantage is that you don’t have to pay a yearly subscription fee; we charge you only once when you buy Mobitee Premium. It should also be mentioned that we have а good working relationship with our customers. We always listen to their suggestions and then put them into practice.
Q – How did you come up with the idea of creating an application for golfers?
Stan Chapus – We knew about GPS Equipped Golf Carts. We found it interesting and helpful. When we saw the built-in GPS feature inside new Smartphones, we thought that it could be interesting to provide a personal GPS Assistant for each golfer.
Q – What inspires you and your Team while creating new features for Mobitee?
Stan Chapus – We are golfers and use Mobitee each time we play golf, so we have many ideas to improve and to make our app the most complete and easiest GPS Golf assistant for every player.
One of my iPhone developers, Dmitri, says “it is exciting when you read a very appreciative testimonial and realize that more than 350 thousand people are already using your app. You want to create more and more features to help the golfer’s needs.”
Q – How do you work with customers?
Stan Chapus – We have a great support team who receive customers’ letters and try to fulfill their requirements. If a user sends us a course request, it is entered into our system and, within 72 hours it is available in the app.
If users have some problems with handling the app, the support team will also be of great help to them, answering questions and making sure our app is easy and fun to use. It is very rewarding for us to receive thankful responses from our customers.
Q – How are you going to reach out to new customers?
Stan Chapus – Our Application is considered to be the most accurate golf tool. It is not a gadget. It is easy and fast to use. Mobitee respects the player and the game. We don’t foul the app and litter the mailing boxes of our customers with advertising. That’s why new customers download and love our app. Also, in the near future, we are going to launch a sponsorship program.
Q – What are your next steps, how are you going to improve your app in the future?
Stan Chapus – 2013 will be amazing for Mobitee and its users!
Many new features will be released: Statistics, many new game modes… we will also be releasing a new Community website to help users analyze their data and statistics, share information with friends and even meet new golf mates. So stay tuned!
Q – In which countries is Mobitee downloaded most of all?
Stan Chapus – Mobitee is purchased all over the world and, presently, our biggest markets are in the USA, France, the UK, Australia, and Japan. We have partners in many countries who promote our golf GPS app and by these means we are expanding our market.
Q – Is the app available for iPad, iPod touch?
Stan Chapus – Mobitee is available for iPod touch, but as it has no built-in GPS feature so certain features like Rangefinder will not be available. Shot tracking will not be very accurate because the location is through wireless networks. As for iPad, unfortunately the app is currently not available on this device, but we are going to release it very soon.
Q – What feature of your app do you consider to be the most useful for golfers?
Stan Chapus – Hard question to answer. I would say four features:
- distances remaining to front / middle / and back of green
- our unique flyover feature with Google Maps
- Scorecard automatic calculation
- And soon, the statistics
Q – Question for Dmitri; what can you tell us about the process of development?
Dmitri – The process of development? Well, generally we draw new ideas for our app from the users themselves, who send their proposals to our mail and through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Ideas are first considered by the support team, then transferred to our managers who are devout golfers who can evaluate the usefulness of an innovation.
After confirming and clarifying an idea it is given to the designer who creates graphical specifications for the developers.
Next step is writing of the code. Thus the idea actually gets placed into the Mobitee app.
The final stage is testing until smoothness is perfected and bugs are fixed. We keep to such a scheme although, quite often, we use our unique ideas in the app. Each member of Team Mobitee can make suggestion(s) which can be released in the app. So if you come up with any ideas we are always eager to consider it.
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