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Announcing Stats — Baseball and Softball Batting Averages

Most of my applications are based on things that I use in my day-to-day life, and my latest iPhone/iPod touch software is no exception. Keeping the softball scorebook for a team I’m involved with is tedious and time-consuming by hand, and I wanted a better solution, thus Stats is born: an iPhone/iPod application for tracking baseball and softball batting averages.

Stats lets you define your team’s roster, both with names and numbers. Once you’ve set up your team, you can create a game, including tracking its date and if it was played at home or away, then record the number of at-bats and hits for each player in that game.

Once you’ve recorded the results, the statistics tab lets you view batting averages for all of your players, and the ability to filter it by date. You can even export the statistics to an e-mail message to send it out to the team, or to send it to your desktop to bring into Excel or Numbers.

I hope you’ll find Stats as useful as I have, and let me know if you have any suggestions on how I can make it more useful for you!

GasHog mentioned on The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Saving money and reducing your fuel consumption is obviously a hot topic these days, especially with rising fuel costs and increasing awareness and concern about the environment.

It’s no surprise that applications which help you stretch your dollar and reduce your consumption are getting some attention, and GasHog is no exception! GasHog was mentioned this morning on a post to The Unofficial Apple Weblog about saving gas and money with your iPhone.

Many thanks to TUAW, as well as TreeHugger.com for the original article about saving gas, energy, time and money using your iPhone.

PhotoCalc “exposed” on James Duncan Davidson’s blog

Photographer and technologist extraordinaire James Duncan Davidson give PhotoCalc a kind shout-out at the end of his blog post, Focus and Recompose Exposed.

Focus and recompose is a frequently used technique by many photographers. It is often used when you want to compose their subject in an area of the frame that doesn’t have an autofocus point nearby. On many cameras which have just a few focus points, focus and recompose is sometimes the only strategy that you will have at your disposal. When shooting in bright light with small apertures, this strategy can work just fine. However, when you shoot with wide apertures, focus and recompose can lead to poor results, even failure.

At the end of the post, he suggests PhotoCalc as one of the ways to calculate depth of field values while shooting in the field.

GasHog version 1.5 available today

GasHog’s latest update, version 1.5, has just been approved by Apple, and will be available for download and free upgrade in the iTunes store starting today (Saturday, September 27). This version represents some of the most requested additions from GasHog users:

  • the ability to e-mail a backup of each vehicle’s filling log for data safekeeping or import into a spreadsheet
  • a keypad for quick entry of the amount of fuel added and the total cost
  • additional precision for amount of fuel added
  • support for additional digits of cost for countries with varied currency
  • touching the vehicle name at the bottom of the display brings up the vehicle list for quick switching (if tracking multiple vehicles)
  • stats display now includes cost per distance statistics over time
  • various cosmetic improvements and bug fixes

Before upgrading any iPhone/iPod touch application which stores data on your device, you should always synchronize with iTunes to make a backup. I am led to believe that version 2.1 of the iPhone/iPod touch operating system has solved the data loss problem that plagued earlier versions, so please make sure you’ve updated your device before installing the GasHog update.

This release resolves most all of the requests I’ve received for enhancing GasHog. As always, feel free to contact me as the support e-mail address if you have any problems, feedback, or requests!

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