Friday, November 26, 2010
Lausanne, 25 November 2010
Three weeks after launching its ground-breaking iPhone app for Equine Prohibited Substances, the FEI has today announced that the app is now available on Android smartphones.
The mobile application gives those involved in horse sport fast and easy access to crucial information on prohibited substances. When it was launched at the start of November for iPhone users, it was greeted with great enthusiasm by the equestrian community, already more than 2,000 people worldwide have downloaded the app and it featured third on the iTunes Store “New and Noteworthy” section.
The official FEI Android version is available from today on Android phones with the version 2.2 (or later) operating system and can be downloaded from the Google Android Market, using your Android smartphone. The official FEI iPhone app is available for download from the iTunes Store.
The Android and iPhone apps enable users to navigate the Equine Prohibited Substances database that has featured on the FEI website since April 2010. When a searchable term is entered, a short definition of the substance appears, accompanied by its FEI classification and common trade names. A feedback function with automatic email acknowledgement allows users to seek further advice or clarification if necessary.
Users will only need to download the app once, the online database will be automatically updated to incorporate new substances after annual reviews of the list take place.
The Equine Prohibited Substances List app is the FEI’s most recent mobile phone application for the equestrian community. An app was developed earlier this year for FEI Dressage Tests for Eventing, Dressage and Para-Dressage.
Note to Editors
Research In Motion, the manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone device, is expected to announce support of Android at the end of 2010. The FEI prohibited substances app will be configured accordingly and made available from that platform.