15 ratings (4.267 average)
What's new in this version (1.4.22):
All users, please update to latest version
- fixed rotate screen shut-down on set anchor screen
- fixed GPS co-ordinate display bug
- fixed custom SMS message bug
- updated help to specify SMS control messages should be all upper-case
- handle accidental start (switch off GPS when no anchor has been set and home is pressed - improves battery life)
- improved night mode
Anchor Alert is an advanced anchor alarm, it allows you to set your boat's anchor location and alerts you if you drift too far.
Anchor Alert features:
- anchor 'projection' with user defined swing area, exclusion area and safe zones
- silent or audible alarms with vibrate
- text message alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs
- controlled by SMS* from another phone
- runs as a background task and more.
*on devices that support telephony
visit http://www.slimjimsoftware.co.uk for full details.
Please note: 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.
IMPORTANT: SOME ANDROID 4 DEVICES USING VERSIONS PRIOR TO 4.0.4 ARE KNOWN TO BE OVERLY AGGRESSIVE WHEN SHUTTING DOWN BACKGROUND TASKS, THIS BREAKS 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 ARE NOT AFFECTED.
Finally, please email me and let me know how I can make this app better for you before leaving feedback. My goal is a 5 star rating from everyone that buys this app, please help me achieve this!
Last comments from Android Market
As good as it gets within GPS limits of the phone.
Great tool for boaters. Does what it says. Greatly improves my peace of mind on the anchor! Responsive developer.