Some of Anchor Alerts features:
- unique anchor projection system, just point and click and your anchor position is set
- user defined swing area with 'touch-to-set' exclusion and slack zones
- very low memory usage and the longest battery life in its class
- can be set to run completely in the background while you use your phone / tablet for other things
- can be controlled by SMS* from an authorised second phone and can be set to send SMS alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs (* on devices that support telephony only)
- silent or audible alarms, with or without vibration
- vessel tracking, historic location traces and more
If you want the best anchor alarm / anchor watch for Android, you want Anchor Alert.
See http://www.slimjimsoftware.co.uk for a full run-down of features.
** GPS accuracy and performance depends on your phone's hardware. Please read the help page fully and make sure you understand how to tell if the anchor alarm is running in the background and how to completely stop it.
NOTE: some Android devices using versions 4.0 to 4.0.4 are known to be overly aggressive when shutting down background tasks, this interferes with Anchor Alerts background function and may cause it to be shut down after a few hours without warning. if you own one of these affected devices please contact your carrier about an upgrade to 4.0.4 or later, in the meantime you should only use foreground mode. Android versions 2.x, 3.x and later than 4.0.4 should not be affected.
Finally, please email me and let me know how I can make this anchor alarm / anchor watch app better before leaving negative reviews. My goal is a 5 star rating from everyone that buys this app, please help me achieve this!
In addition to all the basic functionality of an alarm clock (multiple alarms, snooze, recurring alarms, vibration ...) Circle Alarm offers:
• MY MUSIC :
With Circle Alarm, wake up to your favorite music or ringtone (mp3, wma ...).
• FLIP TO SNOOZE :
When the alarm rings, you can simply flip your phone to snooze it!
• INFO SNOOZE VOICE :
When you snooze an alarm, Circle Alarm says: "Next alarm in X minutes it will be X hours and X minutes."
No more need to check what time it is.
• LONG CLICK TO STOP :
The alarm's stop button reacts after a long click (that way you will never stop the alarm unintentionally).
• FADE IN VOLUME :
The alarm volume increases gradually and gently wake you.
• CIRCLE TIME PICKER :
With the Circle Time Picker interface, it has never been so fast and elegant to schedule an alarm.
And more to discover yourself!
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An idea ? A remark ?
Thank you in advance. :)
====== PERMISSIONS =====
• WAKE_LOCK : Wake the device screen up.
• READ_PHONE_STATE : Handle alarms that rings during phone calls
• INTERNET : Bug reporting only.
• VIBRATE : Make the phone vibrate.
• READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE : Read ringtones from SD Card.
Please know that the performance and accuracy of the Anchor watcher application depends on the hardware and software of the used device. If you have bad reception, please move the device to location that has better satellite reception!
Because this application uses GPS to monitor movement, it will consume battery little quicker than normally. I suggest you charge your device while using the app, although it's not necessary and the impact on battery live strongly depends on device used! There is also advanced option to set GPS update interval which might greatly improve battery live.
♦ Shows GPS location
♦ Shows GPS accuracy
♦ Allows you to set anchor
♦ Monitors current distance to anchor
♦ Alerts you in case you drift to far from anchor
♦ Sends SMS if you drift to far away
♦ Responds to SMS keyword with status
♦ Offers you to select sound alarm
♦ Allows setting maximum drift with SMS
♦ Allows setting exclusion zones
♦ Uses device's compass to set the anchor even if you are not located directly above it
♦ Draws history positions over map (might consume a lot of RAM if it's run for a long time as data has to be saved somewhere)
♦ Setting minimum required GPS accuracy - data with smaller accuracy is ignored (by default this value is set to 50 meters)
Features that will come:
♦ alert on low battery
Application requires some permissions. Let me explain why:
♦ Fine GPS location: To monitor your location
♦ Send and receive SMS: To alert you of drift with SMS and to respond to your keywords
♦ Full internet access: To use a map
♦ Network state: For Google AdMob
With new version, it will require some additional permissions. Although I am trying to minimise the permissions, there are various parts of the app that require such permissions. Once new version is rolled out to all users, I will update permission description.
This application could be used on boats, sailboats, motorboats and any other things that could freely move.
In case of bugs:
Every application sooner or later has a bug. If you find one, please inform me so I can solve the issue. You can also contact me if you have suggestion for improving the app. I will gladly listen to your suggestions!
IF GPS doesn't work, please bear in mind that it might be hardware issue, as some devices have trouble getting good GPS fix! I can not do anything about that, nor can any other app.
If you want to post negative comments, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can solve the issue(or add a feature). I can not respond to comments so I can not help with issues there.
If you want to help me by translating the app to other language, please contact me!
Please keep in mind that application is provided "AS-IS". It should not be relied on to and I shall not be responsible for any problem/expense/life threatening situation it could cause.
♦ If application doesn't open, please try clearing app data from settings
Alarm won't work if any kind of Power Saving mode is enabled (Greenify too).
Puzzle Alarm Clock features:
- Disabling alarm clock with an NFC tag and QR code,
- Random puzzles with every alarm clock (math equation, memory cards, captcha, patterns), up to 5 puzzles to solve in a row,
- 3 Puzzle difficulty levels,
- Checking if you really woke up,
- Setting an app that will be launched after an alarm clock,
- Loud explosion sound (amazing effect with external speakers),
- 3 soothing melodies for soft alarm clock,
- Increasing alarm clock volume,
- 'Time to bed' notifications before the next scheduled alarm clock,
- 'Next alarm' notifications before the next scheduled alarm clock,
- Recurring and multiple alarm clocks.
send SMS messages
- to send SMS to an emergency contact in case you don’t turn off alarm in time
read your contacts
- the same as above
find accounts on the device
- to verify previous purchases and unlock the ad-free version
take pictures and videos
- for scanning QR code to turn off alarms
read phone status and identity
- to avoid problems when an alarm is disturbed by an incoming call (we postpone alarm for 5 minutes in this case)
full network access
- for displaying ads and verifying previous purchases
Google Play billing service
- for purchasing ad-free version
control Near Field Communication
- for scanning NFC tags to turn off alarms
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
- to put our alarm tones in phone storage
disable your screen lock
to display the alarm screen on top when your screen is locked (we lock it again after you turn it off)
- Your music must be kept in phone storage. Storing it in SD card will make alarms mute.
- Turn off automatic updates for this app - if it updates during alarm, the alarm stops.
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Presentation of all GPS data from device
Position, satellites, gps signal strength
Gps diagnose and gps testing
Splendid user interface: 2 color themes
With GPS Data you can check signal quality, test gps module, check your position/location, satellites count, signal quality, fix time and much more!
The nicest GPS test, status and diagnose app! If your gps navigation works horrible use this app to gps test, diagnose and fix your problem!
Four different tabs are at your service to test and see your GPS data:
1) Sky tab + signal view – sky map view presents position of satellites connected with device on the sky. Each small circle represents one satellite with color adequate to signal strength and its status. Sky map circle is rotated depending on device compass. Signal strength view presents strength chart of satellites connected with device. Each bar represents one satellite, height of the bar is proportional to received signal strength.
2) Signal tab – list of all satellites connected with device. Each row represents one satellite. With this list you get all details about satellite prn number, info about satellite fix, signal strength and type: GPS/GLONASS. Elevation and altitude is available in landscape mode.
3) Info tab – on this tab all most important data are available, which is:
a.Position info – latitude, longitude, altitude
b.Signal info – accuracy, satellites fixed, first fix time (fft)
c.Movement info – speed, bearing
4) World tab – world map view presents position of the device, it also shows global sun position and day-light/night-dark area. There is local and UTC date time from GPS, also time of the sunrise and sunset are available.
Application offers different measurement units:
a)Speed: Metric – kmph, Imperial – mph, Nautical - knots
b)Distance: Metric – meters, Imperial - feet
GPS test and diagnose of your device. Management of A-GPS Xtra Data available:
a) Delete A-GPS Xtra Data
b) Download new A-GPS Xtra Data
★ GPS and GLONASS satellite types are available!
★ Satellite sky view
★ Signal strength and signal quality
★ Detailed gps informations
★ Position: latitude, longitude, altitude
★ Gps fix time, accuracy, speed and bearing
★ Sunset, sunrise, day-night map view
★ Two splendid color themes
★ and more....!
Problems/Games for waking up:
• 1 Shoot the Bird - Shoot the bird to shut down alarm.
• 2 Math Problem - Solve three mathematical equations to shut down alarm.
• 3 Word Problem - Retype three randomly generated words to shut down alarm.
• 4 Color Problem - Find given color amongst 9 different colors to shut down alarm.
• 5 Drag and Drop - Pick up the trash to shut down alarm.
• 6 Draw Line - Connect circles to shut down alarm.
• 7 Draw Number - Assemble given number using available parts to shut down alarm.
• 8 Cards Problem - Sort cards in clockwise order starting from the top to shut down alarm.
Supported languages : English, Montenegrin.