Frequently Asked Questions
How do I start a Ski run?
Press the big green start button before you get in the ski lift (or when you start a descent) and go skiing or snowboarding! The app keeps track of your activity throughout the day. If you're in an ski lift or your descent begins, the app will see the difference and register it as a separate run.
Pause or stop?
When you're going for a snack, a drink or you just having a break? Press the orange pause button to pause. When your break is over, press the big green start button again.
Is it the end of your skiing or snowboarding trip? Then press the red stop button. The app then processes all GPS data and the run will appear on the ski run tab
All your runs are in the 'Ski run' tab. The newest runs are at the top. After selecting a run, the app will immediately show you some stats. Want to know exactly where you've been, then press the 'Map' button. For interesting graphs press the 'Graphs' button. On the 'Graphs' page are two different types of graphs, speed and altitude during your ski run. You can analyze every run separately because every run has it's own statistics and graphics. You can view them by pressing the 'Run by run' button.
Want to share a Ski run? First press the 'Ski runs' tab and select the Ski run you want to share. You can share the Ski run via Twitter, Facebook and mail. You can also choose to share the Ski run with Dropbox or Google Earth. When you choose to share your Ski run by mail or 'Open with' option, the Ski run is exported to a KML or GPX file, the export format is explained in this FAQ.
The app is optimized for long-term use, however it depends on GPS reception, weather and other apps. Many users can easily spend a day skiing or snowboarding with a full battery.
One of the most asked question is whether the app uses an Internet connection. The app only uses a Internet connection is one is available and then for the name of the location. Do you want to know for sure? Then set roaming to off. You can do this by going to 'Settings' page on your iPhone, select 'general', 'Network', switch the 'Data Roaming' option to off.
For sharing the Ski run via Facebook, Twitter or email an Internet connection is obviously needed.
The Ski run App currently supports two export formats, these are GPX (GPS Exchange Format) and KML (Google Earth). Go to the Settings tab and select "Export format", here you can select the desired format.
Do you want metrical or imperial units? You can change the units in the "Settings" tab. Press 'Units' and select the units of your choice.
Auto screen off
You want the screen to turn off automatically when you put your iPhone in your pocket? Then set "Auto screen off" to on. When you're on the slopes and grab your iPhone out of your pocket, Ski Run app will instantly show. Without unlocking!
The Ski run app uses a GPS signal to track the Ski run and it requires location services to be enabled. If location services are switched off, you will be notified. You can activate location services on the "Settings" on your iPhone. Next select "Location Services". Change the settings slider to "Location Services" on this page to "on". If the location services are already enabled and the app still gives you the same message, check whether the Ski run App is in the application list and is activated.
Ski Run app doesn't store any usage data. When sharing a route, the app will save parts of the route completely anonymously.
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