Anchor Alert

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 automatically takes into account the magnetic-declination of your location to more accurately set the anchor watch point. It has a clutter-free interface and runs fully off-line (after initial verification). It has been designed primarily to maximise reliability and battery life while allowing the user the greatest degree of flexibility and customisation possible.

Some of Anchor Alerts features:
- unique anchor projection system, just point and click and your anchor position is set
- user defined swing area with 'touch-to-set' exclusion and slack zones
- very low memory usage and the longest battery life in its class
- can be set to run completely in the background while you use your phone / tablet for other things
- can be controlled by SMS* from an authorised second phone and can be set to send SMS alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs (* on devices that support telephony only)
- silent or audible alarms, with or without vibration
- vessel tracking, historic location traces and more

If you want the best anchor alarm / anchor watch for Android, you want Anchor Alert.

See http://www.slimjimsoftware.co.uk for a full run-down 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 the anchor alarm 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 Alerts background function and may cause it to be shut down after a few 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, 3.x and later than 4.0.4 should not be affected.

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

Recent changes:
v1.7.3
- bug-fix release

v1.7.2
- option to reset anchor without losing existing historic location trace
- option to clear trace

v1.7.1
- improved tablet support
- UI improvements

v1.7.0
- option to enter compass bearing manually
- option to delay alarm to allow vessel to move back into range
- option to cancel and reset alarm when vessel moves back into range
- improved errant GPS fix handling
- renamed 'safe zone' to 'slack zone'
- touch to zoom text now works in landscape
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$17.38
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4.3
User ratings
25
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
208 kb
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About 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 automatically takes into account the magnetic-declination of your location to more accurately set the anchor watch point. It has a clutter-free interface and runs fully off-line (after initial verification). It has been designed primarily to maximise reliability and battery life while allowing the user the greatest degree of flexibility and customisation possible.

Some of Anchor Alerts features:
- unique anchor projection system, just point and click and your anchor position is set
- user defined swing area with 'touch-to-set' exclusion and slack zones
- very low memory usage and the longest battery life in its class
- can be set to run completely in the background while you use your phone / tablet for other things
- can be controlled by SMS* from an authorised second phone and can be set to send SMS alerts* with embedded Google maps URLs (* on devices that support telephony only)
- silent or audible alarms, with or without vibration
- vessel tracking, historic location traces and more

If you want the best anchor alarm / anchor watch for Android, you want Anchor Alert.

See http://www.slimjimsoftware.co.uk for a full run-down 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 the anchor alarm 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 Alerts background function and may cause it to be shut down after a few 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, 3.x and later than 4.0.4 should not be affected.

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

Recent changes:
v1.7.3
- bug-fix release

v1.7.2
- option to reset anchor without losing existing historic location trace
- option to clear trace

v1.7.1
- improved tablet support
- UI improvements

v1.7.0
- option to enter compass bearing manually
- option to delay alarm to allow vessel to move back into range
- option to cancel and reset alarm when vessel moves back into range
- improved errant GPS fix handling
- renamed 'safe zone' to 'slack zone'
- touch to zoom text now works in landscape

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A Google User
May 27, 2014
Good app For sure the best in his category
A Google User
Jan 2, 2014
Excellent "must have " App. 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! I notice my original story appears on the website so I won't repeat it here. One thing that is interesting is that although I have a steel boat the app works fine below on Android 4.1 (HUAWEI ) . It's Five stars from me. Thanks for the useful updates.
A Google User
Jul 8, 2013
Must have for cruisers! 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.
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Saved my bacon! 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 where the app detected us dragging the achor in a tight anchorage with other boats. Without this app, our sailing trip would have: a) not been possible, or b) been disastrous. Thanks to the folks that developed smart phones and apps!
A Google User
Mar 3, 2013
Saved my bacon! 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 where the app detected us dragging the achor in a tight anchorage with other boats. Without this app, our sailing trip would have: a) not been possible, or b) been disastrous. Thanks to the folks that developed smart phones and apps!