Select an orienteering map from the app and print it. Press start and navigate to the next control point using the printed map. There are no physical flags in the course, but the app tracks your locations and notifies you with a sound when you have found the next control point.

The app includes a compass so you only need the printed map and your phone to run a race.

If you get lost you can ask UsynligO for a "hint" with the direction and distance to the next post.

You can also choose to publish your elapsed time to the UsynligO server and be included in the result list for the course you have run.The result list will include how many "hints" you have used, in addition to your time and split times.

If you want to publish a new map so other users can run your course, you can go to and upload your maps.

UsynligO basically lets you arrange orienteering practices and races without the hassle of putting physical flags in the forest. The courses can be available for as long as you determine.

It is also possible to access courses from Livelox, which means you can rerun Livelox courses if you already have the map.

The app supports both traditional orienteering and also Score Orienteering. In Score orienteering, the user can choose which order to visit the control points in, and the user collects points for every control point found.

What’s New

Version 3.56

* Added ability to sync races to and from the "my races" screen. This means you can now republish results if you did not have a data connection at finish (or if you use a phone without a sim card). This can also come in handy if you use the same user on multiple phones and would like all races to show up under my races. You can also use this feature if you have updated your display name or team and would like that reflected in existing online results.
* Added a publish option for races under my races. This means you can choose to publish or unpublish the race also when accessing the race from my races.
* Fixed a bug which prevented the name from automatically being picked up from Google when using Google login (the name would then be missing from the result list). Also: If you use the new sync feature, your name will now be updated in the online result lists, even if it was missing earlier.
* Fixed gpx export timezone bug.
* The store gpx track setting is now on by default (for new installs only)

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

wboneal ,

Love this app

This app provides me the freedom to orienteer on my own schedule and to review all my mistakes at my leisure. The absence of visual controls can be problematic, especially in dense brush and trees, where the control itself is a tree. The hint features are a great help if I’m running out of time or can’t tell which of 300 trees is the control. They can show you where your are, the direction of the control, and how far away it is. However, today when I finally asked for the first time how far I was from the control, the app had already attributed 5 such requests to me that I hadn’t made, and attributed 3 “where am I” requests, when I had made only 1 such request. I’m not really competing, so such glitches are not important to me, but they will matter mightily to someone who is.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Make sure you have the screen lock turned on. My guess is that the buttons were accidentally activated.

Chubby G1 ,

So far so good

A few kinks - like breaking my tracking mid way through. Hope I can fix this. Otherwise it’s pretty amazing.


Trond Benum
195 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Danish, Northern Sami, Norwegian

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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