With the upcoming ski season comes a new iPhone and iPod Touch application from Hangtimer designed to measure your air time, for those more accomplished skiers and snowboarders who do take flight. Using the iPhone’s accelerometer (similar to technology used by NASA); the HangTimer application determines the split second you become airborne.
Other features of the HangTimer application include: a list of the user’s 10 best jumps, automatically locates ski resorts worldwide; and downloads trail maps, lift status, and snow reports. For users with the iPhone 3G, HangTimer has added bonus features which use the built in GPS to find your exact position for every jump and plot it using Google Maps. The GPS also enables the HangTimer application to display the user’s speed as he or she cruises along and how fast they are going when they take flight. All this information is saved for display on a graph that allows them to check out their entire run and see where they caught the biggest air and fastest speed.