Saturday, April 16, 2011

BoatUS App

Application: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Function:  Boating safety, towing
Cost: Free
Rating:****

BoatUS has come up with a great app to coordinate with their already popular marine services. This app is available for both the Android and iPhone devices. We all know BoatUS as the towboat guys who offer services in 290 ports spread throughout Canada, United States and Mexico.  They have a fleet of over 600 vessels that can provide towing, ungrounding, jump starts and fuel delivery.

If you are a member you have 24 hour access to over 25 services from BoatUS. This new app just makes the whole process easier.  The BoatUS app on your iPhone will provide the BoatUS folks your contact and member information and allow them to get your latitude and longitude when you request their services. 

Features:
  • Text or Email your boat’s location to friends and other boaters
  • Share your raft up anchorage or favorite fishing hole
  • Show your boat’s near shore location on Google Maps
  • Displays your Latitude & Longitude (even out of cell range)
  • Call for a tow and BoatUS will know your location
  • Access 25 BoatUS Services for your boat’s tool bag
  • Get the hottest boating news from BoatUS Press Room
  • Share breathtaking cruising destinations
  • Keep a log of where they’ve been on the water
  • Warn others of where to avoid ‘Uh Oh’ grounding spots
  • Have the comfort knowing they can call 24/7 for a tow


Now this is an app every boater should have.  When you first open the app it will ask you for your BoatUS member number, phone number, name, email, emergency contacts and boat information.  This data then goes into the BoatUS database.  When you hit the "Call for a tow" button in the app, BoatUS already has all the information they need to come and help. 

The app also allows you to easily share your location with friends and family complete with Google map link and GPS coordinates. A list of BoatUS services is also available. BoatUS plans to add additional features and functionality to the app in future releases.

If you are a BoatUS member this app is a no brainer. Download it now and be ready for those unexpected emergencies.  Now help is easier than ever to call with the new BoatUS app. If your not a member chances are you will need their services at some point in the future. Sign up today!

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