I use this daily. Excellent. I have one occasional problem. I use uk charts and sometimes they completely dissappear from the screen. Presumably the standard map moves on top covering the charts. I have not found how to switch between the two on purpose. Accidentally seems no problem!
Your app is super powerful and I think warrants trust and use by experienced sailors. I sail offshore often and was super interested in your app after seeing it mentioned on Sailing Anarchy. You've done really great work getting it this so far along. With some additional effort, I think you could make this the best weather nav app across both Android and iOS. I think the app is suffering from some UX issues that could be resolved and would make it so much easier to use. In some cases the buttons are rendered at a fixed size/density, which makes them extremely hard to click on a high DPI screen (e.g. a Pixel phone). The button icons are hard to interpret, or even too small on a large smartphone. Also, the app doesn't use a standard settings UX, and has many options that could be hidden in an advanced settings pane. There are popular open source getting started libs you might consider using to replace your intro page with something that doesn't require a PDF download, which would have the added benefit of being localized for the user. Another part of getting started should probably be which areas to download for offline and which polar to use, right? At the moment the user must know to configure those parts. Consider adopting Material Design components for the non-raster and non-weather rendering portions of the app, and do all the rendering in the middle. Somehow the app spawned a foreground service on me that I couldn't figure out how to turn off in the app. I think it was the record service, but I really couldn't seem to disable it. I had to force stop the app to end it. I think your app would benefit from three primary activities: weather viewing, route planning, and route following/recording. Much of this could be automated to make things simpler, like an option to just automatically download and plot the weather for my location when I open the app, or an option to notify of course changes while underway. Lastly, I think you should employ tablet specific layouts that provide additional widgets and UX treatments that make the app easiest to use on a tablet (like a search box). Stylus support and keyboard support might not be bad either, especially for route planning. Sorry for all the feedback, but really please keep up the great work here.
I take back my earlier negative review. Sailgrib combined with Gribs from Skiron is now my go-to source for weather and planning. I particularly like the meteogram for a given place feature as well as routing.
Unbelievable bang for the buck! Would be great if it could automatically run routes with x hours interval to find the most efficient departure time. But maybe the feature is already there and I just didn't find it yet. Slightly worried that one day he turns this into a subscription model, though..
My earlier comment (1*) was my user misstake. Sorry..... good product! -> Does not start on date inserted but right away...
Easily worth the money as it enabled me to keep sailing round a High, so saving a whole lot of fuel and engine wear. Thank you!
- GPX V1.1 support
- bug corrections
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