i get that, i think my point is being missed though: if you're a weekend golfer and not using the "cheating" mechanisms of your phone's apps, i don't think what you're doing should be considered violating any rule.
players on the PGA Tour can't wear shorts during competition. does that mean when i wear shorts on a Saturday golf outing that i should disqualify that particular score from a handicap calculation?
OMG! I am sorry I brought up the whole rules thing. Geez man, Let me say this and try to stay on topic at the same time. Maybe you can understand this if I sum it up. From my perspective, and the perspective of several others on this forum, we believe someone would be better off with a dedicated GPS device instead of a smartphone application. I believe this is even more the case if said person was currently or soon to be competing in Tournament golf due to the possible legality issues associated with using a smartphone during competition.
If you like your phone app that's great, I have used one on my iPhone 5 and it worked fine. I just think its more of a pain in the butt to deal with and I know one of the associations I occasionally play in does not allow the use of phones.