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Hello, I'm new user of the app. I'm enthusiastic by this, by possibility increase safety on small yacht without MMSI! However, I'm usually a bit strict on applications that collect more personal data than necessary. Especially, if the app is payed. Please correct me if I'm wrong. >>> 1, Unlike the User guide in the application, which says about "Location sharing enabling" (in describing "Onboard" button), I couldn't find this switch anywhere. So, If I understand well, the current version DO NOT enable Collision detection without internet transmisting own position to your net, isn't it? >>> 2, If I try switch "Onboard" without PERMANENT use Background location, this function is refused. I understand the philosophy: By single click start all safety functionality. No doubts, no forgotten something, no problems with darked screen. But I'm not a blunt consumer, I'm a responsible sailor! I have a cell phone in my pocket that will discharge in a few hours in a weak signal. And I want to be the one who evaluates myself in places where there is a risk of a collision, such as near a port or a busy waterway - after whole day sailing for example. I want to be the one who decides to share my coordinates, unless the law imposes this obligation. A strong warning when switching off 1, or 2, is fine. But making them completely impossible is unacceptable for me. If these obstacles are insurmountable, I will be disappointed and ask for a refund.
11 people found this review helpful
May 24, 2022
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App is cool, functionally of it sucks, many areas you can be right next to a ship or vessel you know has ais and it literally doesn't even show up on the map. You pay money for the app and all the add ons and then later their customer service basically tells you that they don't have coverage in your area. You should probably tell people that before they pay for the app. Don't waste your money on this app... This app is far more novelty than functional.
1 person found this review helpful
May 18, 2023
Our coastal real-time AIS coverage is amongst the best in the industry. Your particular case was a river which are notoriously difficult to provide AIS for apart from around major towns/cities or by satellite AIS which is not real-time. Folks can check our coverage for free with our BoatWatch app or via our website.
Ive used this app since i started sharing to Steve's site . The app is my daily driver and have my ais-catcher decoder linked to it as well through various receivers .The app is decent for its simplicity and the ability to share from/to multiple devices is excellent. Also the maps and ship icons are laid out clearly and you can differentiate between them . I see some negative reviews with regards to navigation remember these apps are more hobbyist than accuracy. Keep up the good work . Rab
4 people found this review helpful