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GolfScope augmented-reality demonstration exclusively for Nokia Windows Phones

A few weeks ago we broke the news that Executive Caddie, the premier and highly rated golfing assistance app for Windows Phone, was getting a makeover and an upgrade for the Nokia Collection. That means that if you own a Lumia 610, 700, 800 or the big 900 you're entitled to a custom version of the app made for your phone for free.

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At the time we reported on those "exclusive" features for Executive Caddie +:

  • Tournament scoring
  • Real-time leaderboards
  • Group heckling with toast notifications
  • Additional social features
  • Themes to match the Lumias, including Cyan, Magenta, White and Nokia Blue

But the biggy was an augmented reality tool called Golfscope described as

"...an augmented reality view of players on the golf course with live player and scorecard information. Basically, a player can point his phone at any other player on the course and the player’s avatar and round summary will appear in the overlay. The overlay can be tapped to see the other player’s scores, stats, and other round information in real-time. GolfScope is a patent pending technology."

We promised we'd show you what that actually looks like and as you can see in the video above, GolfScope is ready to go. We should note that what you see in that video is not a simulation, that's an actual live demonstration of GolfScope from a Nokia Lumia 900 that has vide-out capabilities (yeah, devs get some great tools).

We're expecting the exclusive Nokia version of Executive Caddie + to land in the Nokia Collection in a few weeks. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you golf and don't have a Lumia you can still get the regular Executive Caddie for free in the Marketplace.

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AzD says:

Hmmm. This might tempt me to get a Lumia. And take up golfing. Ah, never mind.

Luffy07 says:

About that, where are those promised lumia exclusive EA games ?

jhoff80 says:

Okay I'm sorry, but this is useless.  Showing the tiny handful of other players that are using the app?  What's the point?  How about an AR feature that lets you point at, I don't know, hazards or the pin itself and see how far away they are?  I realize that you can see distances in the Rangefinder section of the app, but that stuff would be much more useful in an Augmented Reality mode.