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Old 12-01-2015, 13:19   #1
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In search of the Ideal sailing app

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I am considering doing a sailing app in which you could see the services each port offers and also how to get in and out depending on the weather conditions. Please let me know whether this last point would be helpful or if there would be any other sort of sailing app that might be more helpful and needed. Thanks a lot in advance your honesty is appreciated
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Re: In search of the Ideal sailing app

Look up squiddio an app wokrking with that might be good

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You mean squidoo?, i couldn´t find squiddio, thanks
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Re: In search of the Ideal sailing app

Have you looked at "Active Captain"? It does that sort of thing.
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Re: In search of the Ideal sailing app

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Hi everyone,
I am considering doing a sailing app in which you could see the services each port offers and also how to get in and out depending on the weather conditions. Please let me know whether this last point would be helpful or if there would be any other sort of sailing app that might be more helpful and needed. Thanks a lot in advance your honesty is appreciated
Regarding the first part, there are a number of apps that already do this. The navigation apps from Garmin and Navionics, for example, in addition to navigation data, also show marinas, restaurants, etc. for ports. There is also Active Captain which sports crowd-sourced data such as gas prices, boat yard reviews, etc.

As for the second, outside of navigation data, I don't see how you can create a useful app. Getting in and out can be highly circumstantial depending on wind, currents, and local conditions. You can't write an algorithm for that. The best you could do would be to crowd-source comments and notes.

As for other sailing apps, there are a ton already out there. Anchor alarms, racing apps and timers, polar diagram development, etc. At a casual glance the market seems a bit saturated, but maybe that's just because I don't have a killer app idea.
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