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SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:19 PM

New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Somewhere I would like to be !!!

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:30 PM

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Sorry, I will spam this sleeping thread to reach ten posts in order to submit you a new android sailing app with screenshot attachements !!!

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:31 PM

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another post...

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:32 PM

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Still 7 more !!!

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:33 PM

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the robot detect is the post are the same !!!

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:33 PM

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soon the end

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:34 PM

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by the way, the new app is SailfreeGPS on google play

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:35 PM

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really sorry for the inconvenience

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:36 PM

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Just two more

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:37 PM

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Last post. I really apologyze

SailFreeGps 04-26-2019 05:43 PM

New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
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Hello,

Sailor for 30 years, last November, I was making my first transatlantic!! How many memories...
But during these 15 days, I would have needed an app to see if the action of a trim (sheeting, easing, bending the mast, digging the sail, raising the tangon, ...) is positive or not.

So back, I created an Android Application: SailFreeGPS for smartphones or tablets that displays graphics with speed and course history. You can thus see if the new trims are positive or not (despite the waves, gusts or calms).

In addition I have created a page displaying COG, SOG, magnetic compass and current Position.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps

Moreover, since the values from the GPS are too fluctuating on our smartphones (while we advance to 6 kt stable, speed fluctuates from 4 to 8 Kt), I added a "filtering function" (average of a number of points that you can adjust).
You can also adjust how many past you want to see (from 30s to 20min)

I also added a Man OverBoard (MOB) function which will lead you to the MOB position using a graphical displaying.
SailFreeGPS also handle a night mode and allows you to share your position, Cog, SOG using one of the app installed on your device: SMS, e-mail, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snap, ….

Do not hesitate to provide me feedbacks or suggestions: [email protected]

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Fred.

Arcb 04-26-2019 06:10 PM

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Interesting, I downloaded it and took a quick look at the features. I like the graphing feature to measure performance. I played with the settings a bit and it seems the longest graphing period is over a 20 minute period?

It would be nice if it had (or maybe it does) a logging feature so you could save and analyze the data at a later date.

I won't get a chance to field test it until next week end. I will try and report back after testing it out.

SailFreeGps 04-27-2019 04:17 AM

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Hello,

I haven't planned to ad a logging feature but may be an anchor watch once !!!

SailFreeGps 04-27-2019 12:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Arcb (Post 2051598514)
Interesting, I downloaded it and took a quick look at the features. I like the graphing feature to measure performance. I played with the settings a bit and it seems the longest graphing period is over a 20 minute period?

It would be nice if it had (or maybe it does) a logging feature so you could save and analyze the data at a later date.

I won't get a chance to field test it until next week end. I will try and report back after testing it out.

Yes, SailFreeGps only propose to display information from 30s to 20min
Fred

rocullen 04-30-2019 12:41 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Looks like a handy app. I will try it out.

SailFreeGps 05-04-2019 08:29 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

I am changing the "Settings layout" in order to be more explicit and more evolutive.

SailFreeGPS

Fred

MarkofSeaLife 05-05-2019 03:35 PM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
I used it the other day on a quick 2 day trip.

The graph is very small and hard to see. To expand it one needs to drop the time from 20 minutes to lower. It would be nice to spread it with fingers.

20 minutes is long enough for tracking but not long for currents on a 2 day trip. It would be nicer if it was 24 hours.

outbound 05-05-2019 04:10 PM

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Any thoughts for us IPad peopl?

Arcb 05-05-2019 06:38 PM

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I tried it today, but found I couldn't really see it that well while I was trying to sail the boat.

But I have a sailing kayak so a bit of a funny nav set up where my electronics go in a soft sided clear chart case on my foredeck in front of me. So it's a bit tough to see a cell phone screen at the best of times because of the angle.

SanderO 05-06-2019 05:35 AM

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Is there an actual smart phone app... or only a web site? On a large PC monitor the information is interesting.
You might want to shade the hours when the sun is down... as this is useful when planning long trips for those who prefer to sail in daylight.

SailFreeGps 05-06-2019 04:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife (Post 2051600204)
I used it the other day on a quick 2 day trip.

The graph is very small and hard to see. To expand it one needs to drop the time from 20 minutes to lower. It would be nice to spread it with fingers.

20 minutes is long enough for tracking but not long for currents on a 2 day trip. It would be nicer if it was 24 hours.

I didn't imagine SailFreeGPS could be used for so long time !!!
I just imaged it could be used to help to trim the sails ...

Fred

SailFreeGps 05-14-2019 05:32 PM

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Hello,

I was developping the new "Setting Screen" but I Think the old ones are better.

Which one do you prefer ?

New
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps

Fred

SailFreeGps 06-03-2019 05:28 PM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

I have published a new release where
  • you can dismiss to display magnetic compass (to save battery)
  • Mob button is now accessible from every screen)

Fred

GLausin 09-18-2019 08:46 PM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Looks like a cool app, just downloaded it and will give it a try. Thanks for making this available.

SanderO 09-19-2019 09:00 AM

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speaking of navigation software.....

I think a comprehensive data logging feature would be very handy. All I see now is the track. A track might only show you had passed in "safe water".. at some point in time.

What would be useful is the ability to click on a location on a track... and get the following information

time vessel was at the location
depth
boats speed
SOG
wind speed, true and apparent
wind angle, true and apparent
actual wind speed and direction

This would require lots of memory.... and sample rate would have to be limited.

SailFreeGps 10-01-2019 03:25 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

I have added :

* One hour of history
* ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) calculated using remaining distance divided by VMC (for Waypoint and MOB)
* Easier way to set Waypoint
* Time displayed on first screen
* Up to five Waypoints
* ...


https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps


Fred

SailFreeGps 10-17-2019 06:59 PM

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Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
Hello


Here is a new release (V1.6.2) including:

6h of recording
Trip distance
GPX and KML export
Ability to share this file by e-mail/WhatsApp, ...


https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps

Fred

SailFreeGps 12-01-2019 05:34 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello

New version 1.7.3 !!!

It contains a regatta menu where :
* you can set port and star mark
* it displays distance to line
* you can manage a countdown timer (with bips and flashs)

Now, you can also add a new waypoint by long click on the map. and other features ...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps

Fred

SailFreeGps 12-31-2019 07:01 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

Last release of the year :) (1.8.2) with :
  • Possibility to manage waypoints from a list (sort, filter, edit, delete ...)
  • Possibility to import waypoints from GPX/KML files
  • Possibility to share the regatta marks to your challengers/friends via a GPX file
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ic.sailfreegps


Bye, Fred

SailFreeGps 01-18-2020 09:50 AM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

I have just created a new FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/SailFreeGPS/
You can like it, if you want to have access to latest news (including video!!!).


Fred

SailFreeGps 01-25-2020 03:15 PM

Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS
 
Hello,

New small release increasing the number of available waypoints to 8
New menu containing Beaufort and Douglas scale
Few bug fix

Fred


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