Just released this week: DragQueen - a free anchor alarm
. It has been installed by over 1,000 people already this week. We used it for 2 months at anchor
before releasing it to the app store. I'm the developer. An Android version is already working from the same source and will be in the Android Market in a few weeks - also free. I intend to release the source code for it too with no license
so anyone else can take it and enhance it, add to it, whatever.
There are some really interesting and new chartplotting apps coming in early 2012. These apps are so relatively inexpensive that it's worthwhile getting a few. I'm currently working with at least 4 iOS developers on products that aren't on the market yet. One in particular is an incredible product.
I personally like Navimatics Charts
& Tides a lot - they have great ActiveCaptain support. There is a fantastic competitor coming for the popular Navionics
products - if you can wait a little, hold off.
Get all the weather
apps you can get - a variety are excellent. I only paid for Weather4D which I like when I have a WiFi
connection. WeatherBug is the one I generally go to for radar
I'm developing a very large app that will act as a companion to your chartplotter
. It's unlike anything else and doesn't really compete with anything right now. It'll also be free on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and SmartTV. It supports phones and tablet sized screens. DragQueen was an experiment
using this multi-platform development technique to produce real GPS
apps for the various app stores. This upcoming Companion product will also be free.