b-bark is an excellent mobile application for hunting, dog tracking, hiking, geocaching, fishing and other outdoor activities. You can go into the outdoors with confidence and enjoy your activities without worrying about the tools to help you navigate. Find your own ways to have fun in the outdoors with b-bark!
b-bark iPhone/iPad-, Android- ja Windows Phone 8 applications are so called native clients. These applications run on following mobile platforms:
- Apple iOS 7 or newer
- Google Android 2.3.6 or newer
- Windows Phone 8 or newer
The Android version is most advanced, with iPhone/iPad and WP8 applications missing some of the newest features (e.g. teams). The applications have similar logic of use.
Download the free trial version from applicable apps store and experience b-bark in your own mobile device.
For each object you’re tracking, you can change the following settings:
|Calling the collar||You can call the collar using the speed dial on b-bark. The speaker on the collar is mute by default. The speaker can be activated during a phone call by pressing the * key on the phone and muted by pressing # key. The owner of the collar controls which phone calls the collar will pick up.|
|Automatic maps update||All the available maps are automatically updated. The map tiles are saved on the cache memory of the touch screen device, which makes loading them faster the next time you’re in the same area. For more information on maps, click here.|
|Custom maps usage and sharing||The b-bark native applications also support custom maps that you can share with other users through the server. The file size of one map is not limited, although using maps with a large file size can be slow due to the limited processing capacity of the device. Maps with a file size of 10 Mbytes or less work on all the supported mobile devices. The file format should be either .jpg or .png. For instructions on using, sharing and calibrating your own maps, click here.|
|Reviewing the route||In the history view you can review the object’s routes after the tracking is finished by retrieving the information from the server. The routes are saved on the server for the minimum duration of one year. Using the history tool on the map view, you can also view earlier information in an ongoing real time tracking.|
|Drawing and sharing POIs and other map notes||
Extensive set of POI icons allows you to add e.g. tree stands and stations, feeding places and elk licking stones by using descriptive POI icons.
You can use area and line drawing tool to mark map areas, roads, roads etc.
You can also share POIs and your notes with other users.
You can create a list of all tracked objects, both b-bark collars and other mobile devices, using the b-bark software. The list is clear and easy to maintain. You can quickly use it to see which b-bark collars or b-bark applications are active, and select which of the objects are shown on the map view.
Communicating with your hunting buddies is easy; just add messages on the tracking information of any object on the list (these messages aren’t delivered on the collars).
|Route measuring feature||The object’s route is measured on the map view. The measuring tool displays the full distance, as well as any individual legs distances you’ve drawn on the map.|
|SMS based tracking (MPTP)||b-bark also supports MPTP tracking. You can add devices supporting MPTP tracking on the list of tracked objects. b-bark collars also respond to MPTP tracking requests if the owner has allowed it.|
|Coordinates||Three different coordinate display formats: WGS84-, degrees/minutes format (N DD°MM.MMMM’) and MGRS-coordinates.|
|GPX-routes||Support for GPX routes import and export function.|
b-bark web application is mainly intended for use on a home computer. Web application is the ideal tool to explore saved routes or remote tracking, in which case the items real-time monitoring on the big screen is much more convenient.
b-bark web application works on all devices with a web browser that supports HTML5. The features of the b-bark web application are a little more limited than the native application. Features that are not included in the web application:
- Custom maps
- MPTP device tracking
- SMS-based information sharing
Click here to try b-bark web client for free!