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Water Tracker (beta) - FREE

by Grant M Defayette, Version: 1.0.7 , 637 KB  

Package name: com.gdecosoft.watertracker , Last Update: 2012-12-02 04:51:38


37 ratings (3.649 average)

10,000-50,000 downloads


What's new in this version (1.0.7):

This update fixes a couple of force close issues. There are improvements in location selection reliability, as well as better information dialog on map. Note that when the buttons stop working when selecting location that this is the expected behavior and the app has not frozen. Just press the back key once to cancel location selection. There will soon be a demo video available to highlight features and provide instruction.

Description

Retrieve current data like water level, temperature, and stream flow from USGS servers for rivers, reservoirs, lakes and more. Features include ability to search by current location, user selected location, view graph of last 5 days activity, view data source on map, set alerts for any available condition. This application will work anywhere in the US. This application uses data from USGS servers. NOT ALL RIVERS LAKES or STREAMS will be listed. Only those that USGS monitors. To find out if the data you are interested in is available go to http://wdr.water.usgs.gov/nwisgmap/

Note that not all data is available for all locations.
This can happen because of a broken sensor or environmental
interference (ice in the water, etc). Also some stations may be entering values by hand instead of electronically so readings may be taken at irregular intervals.

Brief instructions:
1. To set location hit menu key while in the "Search" tab,
select "Location". To search for a location select "Select location" option and select state. Enter search phrase and press enter or the search key. Now wait a moment and select a location. If your location is not found try searching for a location near the one you want.

2. To set an alert first long click on a site in the search tab. Then, from the alerts tab hit menu key and select "Set new alert option". Set conditions to alert for (value above, value below, etc), set alert site, set alert variable (temp, water level aka gauge height, etc), set a value, and save alert.

3. General operation is fairly simple. There are four buttons on the bottom. These act like tabs (in future versions they should be independent screens, like setup button). From these tabs you can click on items to expand them and long click on items to get a menu for that item. The menu key brings up a different menu in each tab. The tab menu has options related to that tab.

Please email me if you have any questions about how to use the application or if you (or the application) have any problems at all. I am not spending a lot of time testing this on my own anymore since I have other projects going BUT I am fixing bugs and adding touch ups where needed. This is the time (beta stage) when I need user input. ;) Thanks for using the app and enjoy!

Last comments from Android Market

etteyafed (*****)
Love it! ;) Works great on my LG Vortex.

Kimberlady (**)
I would rate this 5 stars if I could actually read any of it. It's tiny! I can't even tell if it works.

Joe (*****)
Looks Good Works Great. Especially like that it converts C° to F°. Would be nice to have a widget for the home screen that displays temperature, streamflow, gauge height and precipitation for your favorite locations.

Ra (***)
Great potential! Appeared to have a problem during first install and wasn't working too well on my Samsung Intercept, but upon reinstall it's working better. The UI is obviously under development and it would be nice to have long&

Steven (*****)
Awesome!

trapper (*)
Gay

Sarah (*****)
Superb app and fast response from developer.

Kimberlady (*****)
Excellent!

Elliot (*****)
This is great, works just like it says. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts or anyone wondering what the river conditions are like near them - HTC incred

David (*****)
Easy to use and useful info. I use it all the time!!!

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