Function: Marine Charting and Navigation
Their tag line seems to be "Written by sailors for sailors", and the app appears to be intuitive and fairly straight forward. When the app is opened there is a disclaimer splash screen where you have to hit accept. Once by that the main navigation screen is displayed. There are four soft keys on the bottom of the app. They are Settings, Move to, Charts, Navigation and GPS enable symbol.
The "Settings key provides the ability turn on or off the chart info, position, destination, waypoints, routes and tracks. It has a night setting dim the screen and the ability to turn on the instruments view across the top of the app.
Routes are added by tapping on the screen where you want to travel. The route points position can be adjusted by using your finger tip to move them to where you want. Shown at left by the circles.
Waypoints can be added at the GPS position or by entering the coordinates of the waypoint. Shown here by the red flag.
It has a whole list of features including the usual routes, tracks, waypoints with the ability to save and name each one. This management feature makes is easy save and store the data.
- Award winning raster charts from Imray
- Waypoint creation and management
- Routes: distances, targets, bearings
- Position and destination
- Course to steer, speed and bearing
- Magnetic compass overlay
- Distances, bearings from any point to any point
- Electronic bearing line
- GPS and instruments displays
- Tide stations can be shown on maps
- Aerial photographs and harbour plans
It appears that they only have the North Sea region out so far. I am expecting more region covering the West UK and Ireland, Atlantic France, Spain and Portugal, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean but don't know yet when they will be available. The price of $41.99 for a region seems high compared to other apps with similar functionality.
Check with iTunes and search for Imray to find the app for your area.