Social networking has merged with golf scoring with the release of the newest iPhone application for GameBook, the only golf app providing real-time scoring. Available now at the Apple store for $19.99, the updated 1.2 version of GameBook provides players the opportunity to connect with one another through an online, web-based community. This virtual meeting place, called the GameBook Clubhouse, is available at www.golfgamebook.com.
“With this new technology, GameBook enables you and your friends to enjoy and share your golf experiences in unique ways that each user can personally tailor,” GameBook CEO Mikko Rantanen said. “We’re calling the online community the ‘GameBook Clubhouse’ because that is exactly what it is. No matter where you are in the world, you can arrange games, follow your friends’ games, send pictures and even videos in real time – basically do anything you and your golf buddies would do at your home club.”
Using the online community, GameBook users can create their own tournaments and games with real-time leaderboards. They can also track personal golf statistics as well as compare stats with friends and share pictures and videos in real time, even during a round. Similar to other social networking platforms, the GameBook Clubhouse allows users to create their own profile and “invite” others to join their friends list. The community also allows users to set and edit personal goals, check local weather at favorite courses, see which friends are “on course” and much more.
Developed by PGA professionals, in conjunction with leading Apple iPhone developers, GameBook is designed to be easy to use, regardless of one’s computer skills. GameBook has received exceptionally good feedback already from PGA events in Florida and Georgia. GameBook comes with more than 10,000 courses worldwide in its database. Other courses can be added quickly and easily, either with the iPhone or through the Clubhouse, Gamebook’s online community.
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