[LINK] Fwd: [crimescenewriter] For the hi tech sniper who like to rock to the tunes

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Wed Jan 21 11:49:46 AEDT 2009

oh my

>A new application has been launched for the iPod 
>touch to help gun users line  up a clean shot at their target.
>The BulletFlight app, which costs £6.99 to 
>download from the iTunes store, has  been 
>developed by Runaway App to turn the iPod touch 
>into a ballistics  computer which the company 
>says can provide “quick solutions in the field”.
>Users can mount their iPod touch to their rifle, 
>and then use the iPod’s  touch-screen to tap 
>in details about the wind conditions, ammunition 
>type,  distance to the intended target and even the wind speed.
>“Unlike other apps, BulletFlight does not 
>output information in table format,”  says the 
>application’s iTunes page. “What it does do 
>is dynamically give you  the solution you need now to take that shot.”
>The application features built-in profiles for 
>three weapons ­ the  M110  semi-automatic 
>precision rifle, the KAC PDW, and the 14.5in 
>SR16 rifle ­  although users can add more weapons into the app.
>“Environmental calculations are based on the 
>Sierra Bullet model,” says the  BulletFlight 
>iTunes entry. “Up to five ballistic 
>coefficients with  corresponding velocity 
>thresholds may be used for each profile.”
>BulletFlight is not the first shooting 
>application for the iPhone and iPod  touch ­ 
>that honour goes to iSnipe ­ but it’s the he 
>latest in a long line of unusual apps for the 
>devices, which have included simulated 
>beer-pouring, a  fart machine, and even “breathalyzers”.

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