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 1 432
2.Alutaguse Puhke- ja Spordikeskus 16 522
3.Antini Kapi 11 11
4.Aravete 16 314
5.Bramhall Park 12 36
6.Elva (L) Tervise- ja Spordikeskus 15 441
7.Elva Tervise- ja Spordikeskus 31 1412
8.Espoo Oittaa 18 255
9.Gaujas grīva 19 99
10.Green Field 5 (Minsk) 36 14
11.Haabneeme Karulaugu terviserada 17 380
12.Haanja 18 313
  13.Hampstead Heath 25 445
14.Harku terviserajad 16 2275
   15.Heinola Vierumäki 15 429
16.Helsinki Laakso 15 779
  17.Helsinki Olympiastadion 15 2384
18.Hyvinkää Tapainlinna 15 456
19.Imatra Hossukka 17 452
20.Inari Kiilopää 19 109
21.Jõulumäe püsirada 23 826
  22.Järve terviserajad 7 1201
23.Keila Terviserajad 19 1553
24.Kilingi-Nõmme 23 141
25.Konnevesi Lapunmäki 15 96
26.Kouvola Känkkärä 15 485
27.Kubija terviserajad 16 975
28.Kõrvemaa püsirada 29 1194
29.Kääriku terviserajad 21 497
30.La Roche-Chalais 12 26
  31.Laagri 16 565
32.Lasek Osobowicki 16 50
  33.Lohja Kisakallio 13 161
  34.Lohja Liikuntakeskus 15 47
35.Lutsu talu 21 223
36.Lüllemäe külarada 13 396
37.Malvaste Loodusrada 11 275
38.Mammaste püsirada 16 353
39.Mõedaku 18 126
40.Mänttä Mäntänvuori 15 536
41.Nivillac 10 2
42.Nouailles 13 28
43.Nõmme spordikeskus 11 2839
44.Palivere terviserajad 21 789
45.Paralepa 23 794
46.Peraküla 12 271
47.Pirgu terviserajad 21 730
48.Pirita Seikluspark 11 519
49.Pirita terviserajad 16 1796
50.Przełęcz Tąpadła 32 1
51.Raeküla 21 566
52.Riihimäki Riutta 15 392
53.Rohuneeme 24 595
54.Rovaniemi Ounasvaara 15 313
55.Saarijärvi Summassaari 15 69
56.Saku terviserajad 16 1099
57.Stadion WAT 16 75
58.Zhukau Lug 24 0
59.Tampere Suolijärvi 15 136
60.Tartu Raadi 13 497
61.Tartu Tähtvere puhkepark 16 1466
   62.Tuusula Kellokoski 2 10 77
63.Tähtvere mets 11 449
64.Uusikaupunki Kukonmäki 2 15 330
  65.Valgehobusemäe püsirada 21 784
66.Valgerand 15 256
67.Vooremäe terviserajad 16 1205
68.Äänekoski Liikuntapuisto 15 412
  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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