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07-05-2012 05:32 PM
twenty1knots
Re: iPhone Sailing

I use Android.

***Sent from my Galaxy S®III
07-05-2012 12:44 AM
Capt. Gary Randall
Re: iPhone Sailing

TropicCat, thank you for advising me about the age of this post. Even though it may be two years old I was not aware of this age because I am new here. However I did find it to be very interesting to me to Share newer technology as it becomes available. 15 years ago I was carrying around a huge tower and monitor. Now I carry a laptop. My job demands that I carry my navigation equipment from boat to boat as jobs arise. The smallest technology becomes very inviting as long as you don't give up any reliability. As anyone knows a good Marriner never relies on just one form of navigation anyway. Thank you. captg
07-04-2012 06:28 PM
Fau
Re: iPhone Sailing

I'm going to download these ^^^^ now. Thanks!
07-04-2012 04:34 PM
claire.giulini
Re: iPhone Sailing

Hi These are some of the apps that I think are very useful while on a sailing boat (both for apple and android products)...
For navigation and chart purposes I like:
  • chart and tides
  • navionics

Also, when planning your trip, these apps might be useful:
  • tide app
  • NOAA Buoy and Tide data
  • magnetic declination
  • weather underground
  • predict wind

Other apps that I put on my smartphone are:
  • anchor alarm
  • marine traffic
  • ship finder
  • signal flags info

If you want to keep a “how to sail” and “how to race” manual on your device check out:
  • boater’s pocket reference
  • RYA Handy Racing Rules

I love to improve my knowedge of stars and planet. For this purpose, I love:
  • Star walk
07-04-2012 08:40 AM
TropicCat
Re: iPhone Sailing

guys... you responded to a technology thread which is 2 years old. Heck, it's already obsolete
07-04-2012 03:07 AM
Capt. Gary Randall
Re: iPhone Sailing

The technology is here why not use it. I have been using a computer for navigation professionally for the last 15 years loaded with GPS card it makes it very convenient to keep all your records on a computer I don't see why a phone would be any different.

Now I use a laptop with voice recognition as well as GPS included it makes perfect sense to just build smaller again. My newest system is a laptop loaded with my navigation program and keeping all of my waypoints on CD just recently the last three years I have been using Google Earth along with my other programs I can actually load the waypoints and make a trip to my destination before I ever leave Port. It is also very easily done to look at a entrance in foreign waters before I arrived to see where the shallow water is. I am very impressed with the technology of cell phone these days adding voice recognition would make it very easy to navigate with all hands on the wheel. My laptop can connect to the autopilot, gyrocompass, radar and etc. recording everything I do running it on a disk and saving it for later. I don't see why the same technology can not be adapted to a cell phone that operates off satellite completely in the near future. It will be a must for traveling to foreign ports eliminate the need to buy charts and to locate hazardous shoals that may not even be on the chart. I would be interested in knowing about your new application and maybe adding some input. The Google Earth can even be used to see who is ahead of you in that case you need to avoid piracy at sea. CaptG
07-04-2012 02:38 AM
MelSplashography
Re: iPhone Sailing

Not sure about in the US but here in the UK BoatLaunch gives every slip in the UK also a great little personal AIS type program called Yottie and one called Boatie run alongside my Navionics and aye tides apps
08-16-2010 02:28 PM
DropTop
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Originally Posted by Paul2000 View Post
It would be nice if the ap worked off the gps even if it lost the cell service. Some aps stop working completely if they lose cell service.
the navionics app does work 100% with no cell service
08-16-2010 02:03 PM
Paul2000
One that works without 3G

It would be nice if the ap worked off the gps even if it lost the cell service. Some aps stop working completely if they lose cell service. You could design an app that allows downloading additional maps and data and updating while cell service is available, and just show the functions that are unavailable due to cell loss as unavailable while allowing the gps only functions to continue to function. Store the maps on the sd card instead of using the network and you will still have it available. I think Mapdroyd does this for the android system. Speaking of which, don't forget the Android market, it is growing really fast. I got a Motorola droid and am completely hooked.
08-11-2010 11:09 PM
DropTop
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Originally Posted by trailblazer1229 View Post
I agree with most that Navigation Apps might not be the most sought after because of coverage and lack of update speed.
actually, the Navionics app works completly offline and only requires the GPS to get a lock (aka uses no data service). It is also much faster to browse the chart on my phone than looking at the chart plotter, but that doesn't mean I would suggest using it in place of the marine grade chart plotter tied to the sounder for actual depth info. It is however a good supplement or backup device (as long as the battery isn't dead)

Quote:
Originally Posted by trailblazer1229 View Post
Wind, tide, weather app
Local hazard app (known shoals or wrecks)
Channel marker app

Rum app. Ideally this would tell you the closest place that sells it.
Slip finder app. Let me know when/where slips are available.
wind, tide, weather, see my above post

local hazard and channel markers are coverd by the charts, in the navionics app.

rum and slip apps, those would be nice to have
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