{Stus-List} iPhone

Jim Watts jimwatts at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 23 00:43:15 EST 2009


I did a beta release on the iMarinetoilet and it didn't live up to expectations.
 
Jim Watts
Paradigm Shift
C&C 35 Mk III
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brent Driedger 
  To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 9:00 PM
  Subject: Re: {Stus-List} iPhone


  Apple is about to release iGPS, iRadar, iTillerpilot, iMarinenetoilet. and an ibilgepump. I'm sure you will all want these for Christmas so hurry and get to your apple store soon!


  Brent
  s/v Wild Rover

  On 22-Dec-09, at 4:41 AM, Gary Russell wrote:


    Boy!  What a Grinch!  :-)
    Gary
    S/V Expresso


    On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Colin Kilgour <charliekilo552 at gmail.com> wrote:

      Here's where you can go wrong.

      Saltwater can kill an iphone in nothing flat.

      And I'm not talking big water or submersing it.  My son's ipod touch
      was down below when some spray came through an open portlight. The
      ipod had some surface water on the screen - nothing serious, it
      seemed.  He wiped it off almost immediately but was too late - it was
      fried.  A very hard lesson for an 11 year old.  (And Santa's all out
      of ipods on our boat)

      By contrast, my blackberry has been doused way more that it should be
      (I carry it with me in the dink all the time) and it survives
      unscathed.  I keep waiting for it to succumb, but so far - it lives
      on.

      In sum, I would never consider using an iPhone for any kind of actual
      navigation and certainly not "as a backup".  The hardware - while cool
      - is way too fragile.

      (And yes, I know laptops are also fragile and many people - including
      me - have used them for navigation.  The difference, imho, is that the
      portability and versatility of the iphone work against it.  Ie:
      because you use it all the time, it's less likely to be stowed and
      more likely to be put in places where it might get splashed)

      My $0.02

      Colin
      Vieques ('Spanish VI's'),
      Puerto Rico



      On 12/21/09, Edward Newman <ketch2 at charter.net> wrote:
      > I have both -- each have features the other does not.
      >
      > The iNavX seems to be a more complete application using NOAA charts by
      > default.
      >       Better waypoint and route management
      >       Can use Wi-fi  from your computer to display more navigation
      > information
      >       Uses third part tides app that sells for $10 I think.
      >
      > You can buy Navionics charts for the iNavX application I understand.
      >       Easier to move around on maps and get bearing distance info.
      >       Has really nice tides/current info imbedded in app
      >       Routes and waypoints cannot be hidden (at least I don't see how to do
      > it) and clutter map
      >
      > The iNavX allows you to download all or any charts you may wish to use
      > for free.
      >       You must call up each chart as you move from one to the other.
      >
      > The Navionics application covers large regions only.  You may have to
      > buy a couple of regions if you travel.
      >       The Navionics charts seamlessly page within the region you purchase.
      >
      > I only recently added the Navionics app and have not used it on the
      > water.  The iNavX is really sluggish for showing speed info since you
      > are not tracking 12 satellites.  I would imagine the Navionics  app
      > has similar characteristics.  I really like the iNavX and think it's
      > worth the money but like Gary said "How can you loose?" at $9.99.
      > Actually, I think I had to pay $14.99 for my region.  Both of them are
      > fun to use but they only should be considered as a backup system.
      > They are not as feature rich and capable as a regular marine GPS and
      > you can loose, drop, low battery, get wet you iPhone and then your
      > scr#@%%&.  Neat stuff though with a lot of features I did not cover.
      >
      > Ed Newman
      > S/V Sovereign
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > On Dec 21, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Gary Russell wrote:
      >
      >> I have the Navionics app for my iPhone.  It's only $9.99 US, and
      >> it's pretty complete chart plotter.  Seems to work well.  How can
      >> you loose?
      >>
      >> Gary
      >> S/V Expresso
      >>
      >> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Sam Salter <samsalter at netkaster.ca>
      >> wrote:
      >> There's an application on the web for the iPhone called iNavX -
      >> downloads for about $50.
      >> It's a GPS plotter (I think)!
      >> Anybody got it or tried it?
      >> Is it worth the money?
      >> With an iPhone around $500 and $50 for the App it would appear to be
      >> good value compared to a hand held plotter. That's assuming it's OK
      >> and does what I think it does.
      >> Sounds too good a deal to be useful!
      >> Anybody???
      >> (There's also an application for racing - can't remember the name -
      >> anybody tried that?)
      >>
      >> Sam Salter
      >> C&C 26  Liquorice
      >> Ghost Lake  Alberta
      >>
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