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Old 05-22-2011, 06:15 PM
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Tell me what your top ten i phone apps are. Does the SST gang have an app? and is there a way to get overlaying info like actual gps coordinates overlayed on a water temp chart?

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Tell me what your top ten i phone apps are. Does the SST gang have an app? and is there a way to get overlaying info like actual gps coordinates overlayed on a water temp chart?

Thanks guys!
Great question, since I'm about to go down the dark road. Getting an iPhone this week. Never had one or a Ipoddy thingy. Oh boy!!!
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Have a couple that i use quite a bit.

1st is the Navionics. Fun to study charts on the crapper.

Most used are a link to the marine forecast webpage (without going into the browser first) and one called buoy data which has tides and buoy data that can be set up as you like. very, very handy.
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I like the BuoyData App. You can pull data from any weather buoy nationwide or it uses your current location to pull the nearest 20 or so weather buoys. The app allows you to click on them to get current weather info - like wave height, water temp, air temp, wind etc. Pretty neat. I find it pretty amusing to locate buoys in the Bering Sea only to find current conditions at 80kts and 30ft waves.
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Marine Weather Pro. I think the PRO version is fee based (maybe $14.95), but well worth the expense. It combines advanced weather data and buoy data.
And I'll second Navionics.
I've recently also downloaded NutiCharts - although the verdict is still out on this one.

You'll find that these are great "back-up" tools, as well as the cool factor of being able to look at charts, weather, etc. while away from the boat.

Whether you get the iPhone or an Android product, there are a lot of tools available. MOST are very good.
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Post What would you like to see in an ipad or iphone app for marine use?

What would you like to see in an ipad or iphone app for marine use?

Please post your wish list, it will be interesting to see how creative you guys can be.
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Buoy data by far is the most used by me. Has all tide and buoy stations at your fingertips in text or graph mode. Love it.
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iPad/iPhone apps marine related that I currently have and use are:

1) Weathertrack- download and display grib files that give you wave, wind, sea temps and a host of other information. Can download 5 different formats from NOAA; and US Navy. WW3 is NOAA ocean wave; GFS is NOAA/NCEP global GFS model and gives pressure, wind, temps, cloud cover.. and others great app but was an expensive 1 rime download 19.95 if I recall)
2) BuoyData -like everyone else said handy app and its free
3) Tide Graph HD - choose from thousands of stations organized by state - input date for future tides or see current tides.. very quick and reliable -also shows sunrise, sunset, moonrise and set and moon phase... I don't remember if this was free or not
4) For Boat US members there is an app that automatically calls for a tow based on your GPS coordinates.. you can see your location on a map again based on coordinates.. share your location on facebook etc.. this was just released and hopefully in the future when you go to Boat US directory it will show you nearest participating marina for fuel savings based on coordinates.. they currently show a directory but it isn't populated with alot of data for the iPad.. may be for phones
5) Weather Radio - which allows you to listen to the NOAA broadcasts from your phone or iPad.. can configure it to "push" notifications out about Flood, Wind, Marine, Tropical etc... listen to local alerts and forecasts based on GPS coordinates... has alot of nice features and replaces or compliments a Weather Radio
6) Just downloaded an app that I believe was developed by a THT member called boating suite.. this was $4.99 ..the jury is out as I literally just downloaded this a day or two ago... but it basically is a log... has seperate logs for Fuel...Maintenance... Expense Log.. todo list and shopping list.. I can see using the shopping list as I am on the boat and use the last of something up... put it on the list so I don't forget.. the fuel log allows you you to enter hours on engine(s).. date purchased.. cost.. tip.. type of fuel (87/89/90+ or diesel).. and creates alot of reports.. looks like it will come in handy and can be exported via csv files..

Always looking for new apps that help us enjoy our past time... interested to see if there are others I should consider..
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radarnow is a good app.
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Marinetraffic.com that shows AIS targets on your Iphone or Droid.

Marine Compass is always a good one to have.

For Droid users... A task manager is a absolute must have.


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i dont have an iphone but one of my buddies does and always uses BuoyData.
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Nav Rules (Coast Guard regulations)
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I like the lists above, but will add activecaptain. If you go to new ports, you can get reviews and info related to marine services (like trip advisor for your boat).

Also, Bakodo is a neat app. It will let you the camera in he iphone to read a barcode, and then it will show you a listing of prices from online sellers. I've used it in West Marine to scan the product bar code off their shelf, pull up the price at another vendor, and then get them to match it at the register. Works with other stuff as well, but I just smile when I use it at WM.

If you need a gps for driving or walking around, MotionX is damn good. I was going to buy a Garmin Nuvi, but figured I'd give the iphone a try first. It works so well I'm never going to buy the garmin. Sorry Garmin. How about writing an app for the iphone yourself?

And while not boating related, if you get a lot of business cards, cardmunch is neat. You just take a picture of the card through the app and they will transcribe it into a contact you can use on your phone or in outlook.
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I like the lists above, but will add activecaptain. If you go to new ports, you can get reviews and info related to marine services (like trip advisor for your boat).

Also, Bakodo is a neat app. It will let you the camera in he iphone to read a barcode, and then it will show you a listing of prices from online sellers. I've used it in West Marine to scan the product bar code off their shelf, pull up the price at another vendor, and then get them to match it at the register. Works with other stuff as well, but I just smile when I use it at WM.
If you need a gps for driving or walking around, MotionX is damn good. I was going to buy a Garmin Nuvi, but figured I'd give the iphone a try first. It works so well I'm never going to buy the garmin. Sorry Garmin. How about writing an app for the iphone yourself?
And while not boating related, if you get a lot of business cards, cardmunch is neat. You just take a picture of the card through the app and they will transcribe it into a contact you can use on your phone or in outlook.

Gerg, does motionX give you the option of route via interstate, state and secondary
route options. The Garmin and Tom Tom go by shortest time or shortest route which is a pain in the a$$. If I were to follow the routes suggested It would continually direct me on and off the interstate and state highways thinking its saving time or distance. I find directions by Google more accurate than my fancy Garmin Nuvi 1450 GPS with lane assist. It even becomes more of a problem when you are actually in an area that you are not familiar with and out of the Country.
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Gerg, does motionX give you the option of route via interstate, state and secondary
route options. The Garmin and Tom Tom go by shortest time or shortest route which is a pain in the a$$. If I were to follow the routes suggested It would continually direct me on and off the interstate and state highways thinking its saving time or distance. I find directions by Google more accurate than my fancy Garmin Nuvi 1450 GPS with lane assist. It even becomes more of a problem when you are actually in an area that you are not familiar with and out of the Country.
It has options for fastest/shortest route, and on/off for avoid freeways, avoid toll roads, using traffic data, and optimize stops order.

I haven't noticed it zigzagging all over to stay to an absolute shortest route when set on fastest route.

Hey, it's free for 30 days with voice commands, and free forever if you can use it in slent mode. The charge for voice after 30 days is $20/year.

I'm traveling a lot these days, at least one new city a week all over the country. I use it all the time and love it.
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6) Just downloaded an app that I believe was developed by a THT member called boating suite.. this was $4.99 ..the jury is out as I literally just downloaded this a day or two ago... but it basically is a log... has seperate logs for Fuel...Maintenance... Expense Log.. todo list and shopping list.. I can see using the shopping list as I am on the boat and use the last of something up... put it on the list so I don't forget.. the fuel log allows you you to enter hours on engine(s).. date purchased.. cost.. tip.. type of fuel (87/89/90+ or diesel).. and creates alot of reports.. looks like it will come in handy and can be exported via csv files..

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Post back soem feedback on this app after you use it a few days.... I'm interested in this one also. Who from THT was part of this app??
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Anyone try any of these yet??? Just released, supposed to be awesome apps!!

http://www.gtgboating.com/


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Post back soem feedback on this app after you use it a few days.... I'm interested in this one also. Who from THT was part of this app??
Hey Birdman,,

I am the creator of the Boating Suite app. You can read more about it here: www.boatingcafe.com.

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