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.
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
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.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
Hmmm. This might tempt me to get a Lumia. And take up golfing. Ah, never mind.
About that, where are those promised lumia exclusive EA games ?
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.
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