BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – We’ve all heard the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared,” and nothing could be more appropriate in helping prepare hunters with better planning than having essential information in the palm of their hand with HuntMate or HuntMatePro iPhone apps.
No matter where in the world they’re at hunters with iPhones (and soon other “smartphones” listed below), can take advantage of the latest advancements in technology they offer for use all at a onetime charge of $9.99 for HuntMate or $19.99 for HuntMatePro. Each packs an incredible array of data into an easy-to-use handheld iPhone application – or “app” in tech-speak — designed specifically to help hunters in the field.
Developed by Sammy Lee, an outdoor industry veteran of over 30 years, the HuntMate apps are finding popularity worldwide since going “live,” following the success of Lee’s fishing apps called FishMate, FishMatePro and FirstMate all launched in the spring of 2010.
“Every hunter knows to increase their odds of taking that trophy, they need to be in the woods or fields when game are most active,” said Lee. “HuntMate and HuntMatePro show you the best “Hunting Times” for the day based on the Solunar Times. And it works.”
Features and benefits are plenty. A touch of the numerous screens include the “Hunting Times” page with the times for moonrise and moonset, sunrise and sunset, plus the major and minor feeding times and the current moon phase. The Weather page has the current weather conditions and long range forecast for the next six days at their immediate location or worldwide for optimal planning. There’s also a “Trophies” page to store photos to send to their buddies and record pertinent information for future trips.
“For even more offerings,” said Lee, “the advanced HuntMatePro includes color weather radar with a near 100 mile range updated every 15 minutes; an extended forecast prepared for your current location or anywhere else including temperature, humidity, heat index, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction. Another touch of the screen loads you up with hunting tips and delicious game recipes from the most informed sources in the industry, plus Geo-Tracking and GPS location coordinates data.
“When a hunter uploads a photo to the Trophies page, on HuntMatePro, immediately after taking their game, they’ll find an ‘i’ on the Google Map. When the ‘i’ is touched, the Google Map opens up and will take the hunter from anywhere in the world directly back to the exact spot where the photo was taken and posted. Geo-Tracking helps get the hunter back to their ‘Secret Spot’!
“Both hunting apps give you all the information you need to plan a trip anywhere in the world,” said Lee, “and we plan to have more user friendly and essential updates along the way.”
Each app can be purchased online at Apple’s iTunes Store in the Apps section. They require either an iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone OS 3.0 or higher and iTunes. A version for other smartphones such Blackberrys and Droids will be ready for download in the near future.
HuntMate and HuntMatePro along with FirstMate, FishMate and FishMatePro are designed by Sammy Lee Enterprises, Inc. For more information go to: www.HuntMateapp.com or call 205-980-4486.
To make it easier for busy families to prepare delicious meals on the grill, outdoor stove and fire pit, Coleman is kicking off the cookout and camping season with the release of its newest iPhone application. The “Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner” is a free application that allows users to find the perfect meals based on food type, category or available ingredients, making time spent outdoors even more enjoyable and efficient.
In addition to allowing users to rank their favorite recipes in a host of categories, the “Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner” is the first iPhone app that allows users to plan meals for an entire camping trip by selecting the number of days and campers. The app generates shopping and equipment lists to make pre-trip packing and preparations easier, ensuring that mealtime at the campground or in the backcountry is as delicious as it is memorable. The Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner also organizes recipes for quick reference while allowing users to mark their favorites and E-mail suggestions to friends.
Coleman’s Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner is available now for download through the Apple iTunes store and can be found through the site’s search engine or by browsing under the Lifestyle category.