Originally Posted by NickThorne
If it helps, I have just published "Anchor Alarm Free" to Google Market.
It is a no frills GPS based android (2.1 and above) anchor alarm. And it is free , with no ads either.
"GPS based anchor alarm. Set anchor location & maximum drift. Enable the alarm.
GPS position is checked every 20 seconds. An alarm (beep) is emitted if drift outside this limit is detected. Resets if drift reduces.
Limited to only work in foreground, also there is no loss of fix alarm.
Upgrades planned in the near future."
It's still undergoing tweaks (like making it available on lower API version phones for instance). All feedback would be welcome.
Here's a link w w w.appbrain.com/app/anchor-alarm-free/com.nickthorneltd.anchoralarm
Well thank you. I just installed it on my HTC and the ease of use and the pure practicality blow me away,,,,,,,, kudos sir, kudos
I will use it tomorrow night. I will anxiously await further developments also.
Big time thanks.
Even though it's really fly by night toys and unreliable equipment
I says as I sit her typing this on the iPad
waiting for the blow to pass. The blow I knew about and tracked on weather
apps, in addition to the tidal shifts that affected the seas in route
on yet other apps, not to mention chart plotting, google earth
overlays, and I even watched President Obama's announcement in my bunk last night.
Do I plan on learning
to use a sextant
? I'd like to, in the meantime, damn these toys are fun. And now an anchor alarm......... I KNEW someone could do that.........