Pirate Buoy

Pirate Buoy


Pirate Buoy allows users to find NOAA buoys based on current location, current address, or specific longitude/latitude coordinates. Once a buoy list is created for a specific location users may view buoy data, map the location of a buoy station, favorite buoy stations (for persistence), and setup a "Buoy Call". "Buoy Calls" are notifications sent to the user (even when the application is not running) when certain user defined data criteria is met. For example, if a user wishes to setup a "Buoy Call" for BUOY_X when the wave height exceeds 4 feet all they have to do is setup this criteria under the "Buoy Call" setup window. The following data items are available under the "Buoy Call" setup window:

Wind Direction
Wind Speed
Gust Speed
Wave Height
Dominant Period
Average Period
Mean Wave Direction
Atmospheric Pressure
Pressure Tendency
Air Temperature
Water Temperature
Dew Point
Visibility
Tide (* Rarely available)

"Buoy Call" Notification update every 30 minutes.

Great for surfers, boaters, or general ocean enthusiasts. Enjoy.

Recent changes:
Fixed a couple of reported bugs regarding preferences update and asynchronous dialog updates.
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Free
66
3.3
User ratings
57
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
149 kb
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About Pirate Buoy
Pirate Buoy allows users to find NOAA buoys based on current location, current address, or specific longitude/latitude coordinates. Once a buoy list is created for a specific location users may view buoy data, map the location of a buoy station, favorite buoy stations (for persistence), and setup a "Buoy Call". "Buoy Calls" are notifications sent to the user (even when the application is not running) when certain user defined data criteria is met. For example, if a user wishes to setup a "Buoy Call" for BUOY_X when the wave height exceeds 4 feet all they have to do is setup this criteria under the "Buoy Call" setup window. The following data items are available under the "Buoy Call" setup window:

Wind Direction
Wind Speed
Gust Speed
Wave Height
Dominant Period
Average Period
Mean Wave Direction
Atmospheric Pressure
Pressure Tendency
Air Temperature
Water Temperature
Dew Point
Visibility
Tide (* Rarely available)

"Buoy Call" Notification update every 30 minutes.

Great for surfers, boaters, or general ocean enthusiasts. Enjoy.

Recent changes:
Fixed a couple of reported bugs regarding preferences update and asynchronous dialog updates.
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 18, 2014
Does not set location correctly on galaxy S5 I used to use this on my S4. Ever since I upgraded to my S5 it thinks I'm in California. I'm on the east coast and i cannot get buoys on my coast at all. There are no settings option either.
A Google User
Jul 18, 2014
No wave height!!!
A Google User
May 27, 2014
Does not work
A Google User
May 3, 2014
Galaxy S5. Shows "local" buoys in California, I'm on Lake Michigan. No option to change location, no method to get to any settings. May need to be updated to work on this phone.
A Google User
Apr 27, 2014
Needs work I like the small size and speed. But saving favorites doesn't work, so need to do a search every time.