PingSkills Application

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Last updated 7 years ago

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 8 years ago

Hi PingSkills

Just want to share my idea on making PingSkills application on android or ios as there are a lot of people using android or ios right now

So it'll be easier for them to access the pingskills website and video

What do you think about it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Frendy,

It is an interesting idea.  You can also just save the link to the website on your phone or laptop which will gain you access quickly.

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Rutvik Thakkar

Rutvik Thakkar Posted 8 years ago

That's really a great idea. It will change the pingskills experience completely and make it awesome. Please try to make an application.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It is something we would like to do at some stage. What we have done at the moment is make the website mobile friendly.

I'd love to hear from anyone who primarily uses the website on their phone and get any feedback about how it works. Please let me know if you've got any feedback PingSkillers!

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 8 years ago

Application would be great! PingSkills looks very good from pc as well as phone.

Siddharth Shah

Siddharth Shah Posted 8 years ago

Good idea Frendy

Peter Mortensen

Peter Mortensen Posted 7 years ago

The mobile site is very good, however I can't view videos on the mobile site due to Android flash restrictions. A mobile app would be a much smoother experience. I would suggest you check out's mobile app as it is more convenient with a tablet at a training session than a laptop.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your thoughts. If I could get the videos playing on the mobile (using HTML5) then would it suit your needs? Or do you still think that an app would be better? What features could we add to an app that wouldn't be on the website?

It's great to get your feedback as we are always looking at ways to improve the site.

Peter Mortensen

Peter Mortensen Posted 7 years ago

Hi Jeff.

Well, using HTML would be a vast improvement but for a really smooth full functionality experience including things like play lists, video progress, resume and so on, I think you would only get with an app. There is a reason, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, etc. have all made apps. The experience is just better. As I said,'s app is brilliant (and site) and is kind of applicable to the service you provide (e - learning). I really think you need both the good site you have but also the app. I would use them for inspiration personally.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Thanks for the feedback Peter.

Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 7 years ago

I would celebrate an app. The vault for example, working also offline would be amazing. 


Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

An offline vault sounds like a prime candidate, and you could reuse so much code - just add synching.

Valerio Di Gregorio

Valerio Di Gregorio Posted 7 years ago

One pros of mobile app is the notification system. You create a post or write a comment then you are subscribed to notifications. Ideally this generates more engagement so more comments and more discussions. You don't have notification in a mobile browser instead. Email notifications are usually filtered and they don't speed up the process enough to create more engagement from followers.

More advanced features of the app might help people during training using sensors on the phone. This is probably hard to make in practice but it works well with golf. You can track movements with the camera to evaluate the mechanics of your swing and fix it.

Also my mate (he's better than me at table tennis) keeps on saying he could win a match against me using his phone as a bat. Sometime he actually plays using the phone so I suggested I could make an app for him that shows a moving bat (the sensors may understand how to properly move the 3D image) and also simulate the real noise when the touchscreen feels the pressure of the ball. Now this may be funny when you have no bat with you and you absolutely need to play table tennis, it's not funny at all if the screen gets broken after a FH loop.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Don't worry the plastic ball will break sooner than your cellphone display ;)

Valerio Di Gregorio

Valerio Di Gregorio Posted 7 years ago

Johan, I buy celluloid balls and gorilla glass only :)

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