Anchor Alert

Anchor Alert

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The first (and best) anchor alarm for Android.
Features a unique anchor projection system, just point and click and your anchor position is set. User defined swing area with exclusion and slack zones, runs in the background and can be controlled by SMS* from another phone.
Get SMS alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs, silent or audible alarms, with or without vibration, vessel tracking and more, all with very low memory use and long battery life.
(* on devices that support telephony)
If you want the best, you want Anchor Alert.

Anchor Alert is an advanced anchor alarm application made by a professional software developer and MCA certified Yachtmaster. It was the first anchor alarm available for Android devices and remains the number one choice of serious boaters. It uses a unique anchor projection algorithm which takes into account the magnetic declination of the current location to more accurately set the anchor point. It has a clutter-free interface and once initial verification has taken place runs fully off-line. It has been designed primarily to maximise reliability and battery life while allowing the user a great degree of flexibility and customisation.

See http://www.slimjimsoftware.co.uk for a full list of features.

** GPS accuracy and performance depends on your phone's hardware. Please read the help page fully and make sure you understand how to tell if this application is running in the background and how to completely stop it.

NOTE: some Android devices using versions 4.0 to 4.0.4 are known to be overly aggressive when shutting down background tasks, this interferes with Anchor Alert's background function and causes it to be shut down after a couple of hours without warning. if you own one of these affected devices please contact your carrier about an upgrade to 4.0.4 or later, in the meantime you should only use foreground mode. Android versions 2.x and 3.x should not be affected.

Finally, please email me and let me know how I can make this app better for you before leaving negative feedback. My goal is a 5 star rating from everyone that buys this app, please help me achieve this!

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Recently changed in this version

v1.6.2
- fix for start-up error on Android 3 devices
- use local magnetic declination tables to auto-correct compass bearing
- measurement unit display fix for small screens

v1.6.1
- added option to limit number of repeat SMS messages

v1.6.0
- fixed graphical glitch with compass
- improved handling of night mode
- fixed broken link in help, updated help text
- support for Holo theme and Action Bar on newer devices
- heaps of under-the-hood improvements!


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  • (69 stars)

    by Nigel Heaton on 02/01/2014

    Don't think twice about having to pay for this app. It's the best app for sailors that has been developed. It certainly worked for me and alerted me to a potentially disastrous situation for which I am eternally grateful. Works better than my Garmin!

  • (69 stars)

    by Daniel Otte on 08/07/2013

    You must have this if you anchor your boat and can't stay on deck to be sure you stay put. Sleep soundly or go ashore for the day and know the boat is where you put it.

  • (69 stars)

    by Erik Gerking on 03/03/2013

    I used this app sailing in the San Juans last summer. I am a fairly novice and paranoid sailor, but using this app allowed us to have an amazing week. Using this app we were able to anchor in some very tight conditions in weather. There was one night w

  • (69 stars)

    by Preserved on 30/12/2011

    I held off buying this because of the price for months. When we launched the boat in the spring, I realized that while expensive for an app, this was a negligible boat expense, especially for the peace of mind. I used it 15 to 20 times over the 2011 seas

  • (69 stars)

    by A Google User on 30/12/2011

    I held off buying this because of the price for months. When we launched the boat in the spring, I realized that while expensive for an app, this was a negligible boat expense, especially for the peace of mind. I used it 15 to 20 times over the 2011 seas

  • (69 stars)

    by Euan on 31/07/2011

    Bought this a couple of days before my annual sailing trip thinking it would be "a bit of fun", but on the first night when it took 5 attempts to set the anchor and with winds stronger than expected it worked brilliantly and provide a great deal of reassu

  • (69 stars)

    by covvb0y on 26/05/2011

    Was hesitant on the price, but really.. The peace of mind and ability to sleep after a long passage is more than worth it. Great app