ASA is great - App is fixed and running great I have sailed and raced for a big part of my life. This is a nice teaching tool. It also fun. The issue is that on my Nexus 9 tablet running 7.1.1. the latest upgrade has turned this into a great App. I have changed my review and give it 5 stars. It run very very nicely.
👍 I thought it felt very natural as far as bringing the boat up to speed, sail luff, and rudder to wind vector calculations for a phone game. Definitely worth the few bucks to learn basic handling on & try to get your times down. A tiller/wheel option would be nice. Also, a m.o.b. drill would be good to include. Thanks & Nice job.
Great App Very well made, very informative with super gaming style interaction.I have not sailed since Boy Scouts so this was a great starter/refresher course. Excited to get started in an actual sailboat with an ASA instructor.
Can't exit this app! The button at the lower left corner of my phone (for going back one screen) seems to be disabled when this app is running. Also, this app only works in portrait view please provide a landscape interface for when I turn the phone on its side. I think this app is missing the hand of a skilled professional developer. The modules themselves seem excellent. I would think that ASA could afford to give this app away. I'm sure it draws new members.
Sticky gingers Controlling the rudder with your thumb on the screen eventually results in it no longer sliding easily due to the oils in your finger. This would be a MUCH improved experience if you could just tilt your phone left or right for steering. Maybe even tilt the phone forward and aft for sail trim. Would be much more natural. See an airplane app called "Flight Pilot" for an example of the phone tilt controlling (in their case) roll and pitch. Also, how about some heeling for close hauled? Great graphics!
I was really hoping the app would help me with all parts of my ASA 101 quiz. Most of the app falls flat. "Points of Sail"module is great, you guys did a great job with that. After a few days I was able to quickly identify what tack I was on. "Apparent wind"module could use a bit more interactivity. Change up the wind direction each time? "Right away" module. I wish this was random with the types. As it works now you are provided the question and then react to the answer. I dont feel like it helped me decided what was the right course in a real world situations.
* New test mode for Sail Trim module.
* New practice mode in Sailing module.
* New social media features so you can share your course times with friends.
* New menu system for better navigation.