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- runs as a background task
- can be controlled by SMS* from another phone
- features unique anchor 'projection', user defined swing area, exclusion area and slack zone
- text message alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs
- silent or audible alarms, vibration and SMS*
- vessel tracking (while running in foreground)
- very low memory use and long battery life
(* on devices that support telephony)
Anchor Alert is an advanced anchor alarm / anchor watch application made by a professional software developer and a RYA/MCA certified Yachtmaster. It was the first anchor alarm available for Android devices and remains the number 1 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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- 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
- added option to limit number of repeat SMS messages
- 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!