With just a few clicks, this APP enables paraglider or hang glider pilots to tell their retrieve bus their precise location and what they are planning to do.
For convenience, the APP remembers your name, bus mobile numbers and your favorite GPS co-ordinate format.
You only have to decide what to tell the retrieve bus, wait for the GPS fix to 'ping' and hit Send SMS.
For convenience, the pilot messages are picked from a pre-set list of likely XC flying scenarios, which can be customized by editing the "Retrieve.txt" file which is created in your /Download folder.
Multiple languages can be used in each message.
The composed SMS message is also saved to your clipboard. So if you need to modify the message on-the-fly, after the GPS fix, just quit the Retrieve APP and paste into your SMS message client or email app and edit before sending.
This APP works well with the Retriever Bus APP but also works standalone. Each SMS message includes a Google maps link that the driver can simply click on.
Up to four retrieve buses can be included. To set a bus mobile number either type it in directly or touch the little red bus icon and pick from your mobile contacts.
To reassure the pilot their message has been received by the bus, the SMS delivery progress is tracked & reported for each bus number.
The emphasis is on convenience, so pilots don't have to transcribe complicated co-ordinates from their vario or GPS and can send their status message as soon as they land before packing up, making the retrieve as efficient and enjoyable as possible for both pilots and retrieve drivers.
The APP also works well on Android smartwatches with GSM and GPS.