Every time we submit a new release of our app to Apple we include a description of what is new in that particular release. Many times this can be described as just “bug fixes”, but when we submitted this brand new version of GameBook we ended up writing “Actually we have updated everything in the app!”.
The new app has now been submitted and it is only a matter of days before we can release it for you to explore. But before you get your hands on the app, we wanted to lift the veil a little and introduce you to our personal favorites of the new features that are going to enable you to experience golf like never before.
Kalle enjoys exploring the stats
My favorite feature on the brand new GameBook app is definitely the Statistics-section. I have always been striving to improve my game and want to do it solely based on facts. To me it is very important to know exactly how the different parts of my game can affect the score and understand which parts I need to concentrate on in order to improve it.
Previously, you’ve been able to collect and explore statistics on GameBook, but now we’ve presented them to you in a very nice visual way. The new graphics make it easy and even fun to study your game – even if you don’t happen to be a stats-nerd like me.
When looking through my own statistics charts I learned for example that fairway hits have a huge impact on my scores. When I do hit the fairway my score on that whole is 0.17 under par on average whereas missing the fairway causes my scoring average to be 0.31 over par. Fascinating, isn’t it? This summer you are going to see me chasing down those fairway hits.
Social activity is Mane’s favorite
While Kalle enjoys his stats, I’m more of a social guy myself. To me the greatest thing about the 3rd generation Golf GameBook is by far the never-before-seen GameBook Feed. It’s a newsfeed that those of you who use other social media platforms are very familiar with. With this new Feed, GameBook will rise right up there with the other social media platforms, and even above them as on GameBook you are allowed and welcome to talk just as much golf as you desire – without annoying any of your friends and followers who are not into golf. On GameBook everyone is into golf!
I am following quite a few people on GameBook and already during our testing phase my GameBook Feed has been flooded with cool photos, fun videos and interesting links. The best thing is that GameBook notifies me whenever something interesting pops up on my feed, so I won’t miss a thing even if I don’t constantly have the app open.
So, once you do get your hands on the completely renewed Golf GameBook app, make sure to follow as many people as possible to make the experience more fun. I suggest that you choose to follow at least me and Kalle as well as our Tour ambassadors Mikko Ilonen and Stewart Cink. And most importantly, start posting yourself!
This is where our post series on the history of GameBook ends and we start to write a whole new chapter. Hope you’ve enjoyed this trip down the memory lane with us! We will let you know as soon as the new app is available to download from the App Store and hope you’ll keep following us here on the blog as well as on GameBook, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Enjoy the 3rd generation Golf GameBook!
– Kalle & Mane