Full Flight Technology, maker of the Velocitip electronic arrowpoint, has plans to build a mobile app for iPhones that will make sighting-in a new bow much easier and faster. The company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 for the project, which Full Flight Technology CEO Bob Donahoe calls the “UNO.” The idea behind the app is simple: shoot the bow at a set distance, plug the bow’s specs into the app, and set sight pins to match the positions the app shows.

“Today, sighting-in a bow is tedious at best,” Donahoe said while introducing the app. “You can take a series of 50, 60 shots or more as you gradually move away from the target from 20 all the way out to 80 yards, and adjust pin positions in increments at each distance […] but there’s a certain amount of trial and error. With UNO, you only need to sight-in at one distance and the app does the rest.”

Donahoe explains the app in further detail in the video embedded below:

Full Flight Technology states that the funds raised by the Kickstarter campaign will go towards bringing an iOS developer to the team and producing a working prototype. The startup company is still a new player in the achery industry, yet it caused some waves in 2011 when it released the much anticipated Velocitip. The device is essentially a 100-grain field tip with an advanced electronics suite inside that measures arrow drag, time-of-flight, impact speed, and other pertinent flight data. The Velocitip may be expensive—$300 for every field point and even more for the complete system—but Donahoe hopes that the technology will change the game for archery manufacturers, professionals, and even how the average bowhunter practices shooting.

“Now we need your support so every archer who sights in a bow can have the benefit of the UNO’s app-enabled technology,” the company states on its Kickstarter page. “With your backing we will bring the UNO to life and deliver a fun, intuitive and useful mobile app for archers around the world.”

Stating at a pledge of $1 or more, Full Flight Technology will be rewarding supporters with an array of archery gear, free copies of the app, and even hands-on training sessions with collegiate champion archer Joe Wilkin. At the highest pledge level, the company offers a turkey hunting package in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, or Michigan.

The Kickstarter project started on June 1 and has raised over $1,500 so far.

Image screenshot of video by Full Flight Technology on Kickstarter

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4 thoughts on “Mobile App Aims to Make Archers More Accurate

  1. I am and have been a bow hunter for near 30 years and I am sorry but I would not trust any sight chart that is not asking for two different distances to allow site chart to be accurate. I have a older PSE and the site array that I have for me works great and the chart it came with is superb but to be 100% on your marks you need to have 2 distances to gauge your bow, cannot work with a single distance because it has no idea what poundage and the fall rate of your arrows so if you take a series of shots at 30yards and then try to use this app I can be sure at 80yards how is it going to give me a accurate pin location. My bow is older and I still trust my aluminum arrows and it cannot adjust for that and my 80lbs draw to give true arrow travel. Sorry just my opinion I hope you have success with what you are trying to do.

  2. One more thing because my bow is older and has some years on it I state again the app cannot give true flight from a single distance, it has no idea the string speed or limb rebound to come close to being accurate with a single distance and when you are finished with your design I would like the opportunity to challenge it on my bow with my site pins.

  3. That exact same thing has been available for years on the OnTarget 2 software. OT2 is very accurate due to requiring additional measurements from your bow other than just arrow speed.

  4. I love using the iPhone and anything else to improve my archery but sighting in is soo freakin easy if you have any consistency at all. I Have a new sight and set my pins at 20 and 30 and 40 yds in about 20 minutes last night. Daily practice will verify if I need to bump them up or down to be dead on. Sorry, but this app idea is low value.

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