Posts

Boatspeed 1.12: Multifunctional Displays in the Navigation View

Image
When navigating a route we have multifunctional displays showing information on your course in black and on the route in blue: Black displays: Your current speed. Your course. Total remaining distance to aim. Blue displays: Velocity made good along the route. Heading to next waypoint. Distance to next waypoint. The displays switch automatically. Velocity made good for routing As seen above the app now also indicates the velocity along your route. Settings moved to drawer menu. The general settings for units, formats and the map type are moved to the drawer menu left and no longer available with the options at the top.

Boatspeed 1.11.0 with Topspeed

Image
  WHAT'S NEW TOP SPEED - SPEED HISTORY The "Speed View" now provides a history in the background, so you may easily follow the changes of your sailing speed. You can switch this feature on in the sailing config dialog: NAVIGATION: DELETE ROUTES EASILY In the navigation view we have a new dialog to easily delete rows.

Boatspeed 1.10 Comes With VMG - Display

Image
  VMG - VELOCITY MADE GOOD The new feature is the vmg, meaning the speed your boat makes against the wind. It is shown in the upper right corner of the sailing view, if you switch it on in the sailing config dialog. The vmg is given in the same unit as the speed, may km/h or knots or miles. A negative value indicates that you are sailing downwind. For the calculation of the vmg it is important to know the wind directions as exact as possible. That's why we implemented a new dialog to set the wind direction. To open this dialog long press at the vmg view or use the option menu entry. Here you have three ways to enter the wind direction: If you already know it for example from your weather app or another instrument just set it by the wheel and press ok. Use the build in compass. Adjust your device pointing to the wind direction and hold the "use compass" button so that the wheel will roll to the direction you point to. Use the wheather report which is provided by  Open Whea

What's new in 1.9.1

Image
  INTERNATIONALIZATION The new version comes with internationalization. Boatspeed in now available in more than 40 languages, most of them machine translated. This is still an experimental feature, and we can't check the quality of the translations. If you are not satisfied or prefere english for some reasons you can still switch back to english. To do so find a switch in the  settings  dialog: (5) Always use english. This switch is only shown when english is not your default language. BUGFIXES Bugfixes for navigation and anchor alert.

Boatspeed 1.9.0

Image
The new version gets more out of your tacks. You now have different views of your tracks available and you can understand your travel history more precisely. In addition, labels for the waypoints can be created and important locations such as harbors or anchorages highlighted. There is another improvement in the regatta module. During the countdown, tapping the display causes the displayed time to jump to the next full minute. You can easily synchronize your countdown with the competition management. Get it at :

Boatspeed 1.8.8 released

Image
The new version lets you backup and restore your tracks.  Backup works with a build-in filesystem, SD-card and a cloud storage like google drive. Get it at :

Boatspeed 1.8.7 released

Image
  Release 1.8.7 comes with to following new features: Navigation: 1. You can now enter a target locations coordinates, the position is added to the route. The following patterns are among the supportet formats: 54°22'12" N 007°12'13" E, 54°22'12"N 007°12'13"E, 54°22.12 N 007°12.13 E, 54-22N 007-12E, 54.1234 N 007.1234 E and more. 2. Switch the size of the nautical symbols of the map: Large symbols: Small symbols: The switch is located in the route settings: Sailing: Configure the frequency of speech output: Set the frequency for speed and heading announcements from "off" over 10s 30s 1m 2m 5m to every 15 minutes. Tracking: Now showing weekday-name in the track title. Fixes for Android 10 Tack - export fixed for android 10, you may now choose the  filename and directory. Anchor alert fixed for android 10. Due to system restrictions, the anchor alert view can't be shown automatically when an alert happens. Please press the anchor alert no