What is MOBO?

MOBO is modern way to practice orienteering sport. Todays smartphone is 3-in-1 device for orienteer – map, compass and punching device all in one package. Still you need basic orienteering skills to complete courses- maps in phone are standard orienteering maps and for navigation you need to use built-in on-screen compass. There are special signs in controls points with QR code. Punch information will be sent to server where you could see statistics of MOBO users. MOBO application is developed for local permanent orienteering courses, but using this platform, it’s possible to organise outdoor orienteering events for everyone and everywhere.
First MOBO course opened January 1, 2012 in Estonia (Keila).

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MOBO courses

Course name CPPunches
1.! MOBO demo rada 1 465
2.Alutaguse Puhke- ja Spordikeskus 16 562
3.Antini Kapi 11 20
4.Aravete 16 336
5.Bramhall Park 12 39
6.Elva (L) Tervise- ja Spordikeskus 15 451
7.Elva Tervise- ja Spordikeskus 31 1459
8.Espoo Oittaa 18 290
9.Gaujas grīva 19 99
10.Green Field 5 (Minsk) 36 14
11.Haabneeme Karulaugu terviserada 17 646
12.Haanja 18 316
  13.Hampstead Heath 25 479
  14.Harku terviserajad 16 2320
  15.Heinola Vierumäki 15 671
16.Helsinki Olympiastadion 15 2457
17.Hyvinkää Tapainlinna 15 541
18.Imatra Hossukka 17 474
19.Inari Kiilopää 19 113
20.Jõulumäe püsirada 23 868
  21.Järve terviserajad 7 1308
22.Keila Terviserajad 19 1601
23.Kilingi-Nõmme 23 145
24.Konnevesi Lapunmäki 15 102
25.Kouvola Känkkärä 15 505
26.Kubija terviserajad 16 1033
27.Kõrvemaa püsirada 29 1351
28.Kääriku terviserajad 21 525
29.La Roche-Chalais 12 27
30.Laagri 16 620
  31.Las Łagiewnicki, Łódź 19 57
32.Lasek Osobowicki 16 60
  33.Lohja Kisakallio 13 250
  34.Lohja Liikuntakeskus 15 221
35.Lutsu talu 21 227
36.Lüllemäe külarada 13 416
37.Malvaste Loodusrada 11 283
38.Mammaste püsirada 16 387
39.Mõedaku 18 126
40.Mänttä Mäntänvuori 15 670
41.Nivillac 10 2
42.Nouailles 13 28
43.Nõmme spordikeskus 11 2929
44.Palivere terviserajad 21 812
45.Paralepa 23 851
46.Peraküla 12 290
47.Pirgu terviserajad 21 790
48.Pirita Seikluspark 11 537
  49.Pirita terviserajad 16 1848
50.Przełęcz Tąpadła 32 1
51.Raeküla 21 584
52.Riihimäki Riutta 15 428
53.Rohuneeme 24 641
54.Rovaniemi Ounasvaara 15 342
55.Saarijärvi Summassaari 15 102
56.Saku terviserajad 16 1154
57.Stadion WAT 16 78
58.Zhukau Lug 24 0
   59.Tammela Koulukeskus 15 111
60.Tartu Raadi 13 547
61.Tartu Tähtvere puhkepark 16 1584
  62.Tuusula Kellokoski 2 9 139
63.Tähtvere mets 11 467
64.Uusikaupunki Kukonmäki 2 15 338
65.Valgehobusemäe püsirada 21 862
66.Valgerand 15 307
67.Vooremäe terviserajad 16 1277
68.Äänekoski Liikuntapuisto 15 428
69.Ylivieska Liikuntakeskus 15 40
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MOBO 1-2-3

1First you need to install application into phone. Free MOBO app is available for : Windows Phone, Android, iPhone and Nokia (Symbian) devices.
For Android users: If you have problems with internal QR reader, you may install external app for reading codes, like QuickMark

2Choose course/map name and wait until map is downloaded to the phone. Use build-in compass and map on screen to navigate to the control(s).

3To make a punch - select from the app menu (or press button [Photo]) "Punch" and make picture from QR code. Successful punch will be sent to server for statistics. If you complete course, you may give feedback from course information page in app.

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Help and hints

Punching in control - Best distance between QR code and phone is about 20..50cm. But it depends what QR software you are using and conditions.

Calibrate compass - The compass, installed on Phone device requires calibration after the device is powered up. In addition, these sensors might require periodic recalibration. To calibrate hold the device in front of you and sweep it through a figure 8 pattern.

Demo ControlDemo raja KP How to try MOBO? How to practice without going to forest? Start application and choose "!MOBO DEMO" course, click tree on right and make a "punch" - read this code. It's easy! And now it's time to visit nearest course in park!

Protect your phoneProtect your phone Protect you phone - If you don't have weatherproof phone, keep phone in plastic bag as you protect your paper map. You may read QR even throw bag!

MY MOBO is your personal MOBO page, where You could get more personalised statistics. Using Google or Microsoft Live account, you may bind your different phones into single MOBO account. To see My MOBO page, choose from the application menu My MOBO or visti website mobo.osport.ee/mymobo (first you had to bind MOBO account with Google/Live account from the phone).

MOBO control with NFC stickerMOBO control with NFC sticker Some courses have controls with NFC (NearFieldCommunication:: wiki) tags - small sticker under the control sign with MOBO-NCF logo. Just put your phone near to NFC sticker and the phone will register your visti to the control. NFC controls are marked in control descriptions.
NB! You need Android or Windows Phone 8 device for NFC-punching !

How to add course(s)? If you like idea of MOBO and you will to make permanent orienteering course with MOBO controls, please contact with me: mobo(at)osport.ee.

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