Friday, February 12, 2016

Ukraine (Black Sea) coverage now available.

We are pleased to announce that we now have detailed coverage of Ukraine(Black Sea) coast available.
More details are available at the link below:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AIS(Automatic Identification System) Tracking now available for Android devices

i-Boating client for Android now supports AIS(Automatic Identification System) target display on the map. 
The main features in this update are:
  • Connect to AIS receiver over TCP (NMEA over TCP)
  • Automatic target ageing
  • Color coded AIS targets
  • Tap on target to view more details (ETA, MMSI, IMO Number, Report Age etc.)

Monday, February 8, 2016

SonarPhone Fish Finder/Depth Finder now available in i-Boating app

We have worked very closely with Vexilar, a leading marine electronics company to add support for SonarPhones. Using this Sonar/GPS combo, i­Boating app users will have incredible insight into their fishing spot, what the underwater structure is like and where the monsters are swimming.

Connect Multiple Devices, each with customized Sonar Displays

Multiple devices running i­Boating app can connect to the same SonarPhoneTM, with individually customized Sonar displays. Each i­Boating client can customize the following even if they are connected to the same SonarPhoneTM.
  • Background (Blue, Greyscale or White)
  • Temperature unit (Celsius or Farenheit)
  • Depth unit (Feet or metre)
  • Chart Speed
  • Fish Symbols/Depth
  • Keel offset
  • Temperature offset
  • Fish Alarm
  • Depth Alarm

Auto Follow with Real Time Track Overlay

An adjustable height split screen enables you to look at realtime depth and water temperature along with yourlocation on the map. In Sonar mode, the app turns on auto follow:
  • Continuously update device’s location on the chart.
    • This is the standard moving map that shows device’s position on the chart
  • Real time track overlay of the course you have sailed so far.
    • This shows the course you have already sailed in dark red/brown color. This gives you an idea ofhow you got to your current location.
  • Direction arrow showing a boat’s location if current course is maintained
    • This is helpful to avoid any sailing hazards esp if you are sailing for fun and not following a pre­defined route.

Sonar Logging/Free HD Bathymetry maps

i­Boating Route Manager now includes support for Sonar Logs. Share your Sonar Logs with i­Boating
community and contribute to the creation of HD bathymetry maps for your waterbody.

Friday, November 27, 2015

External Bluetooth GPS with Windows tablets (Surface Pro, Surface RT, Surface Book etc.)

We've recently added support for external bluetooth GPS receivers for Windows device. Step by step instructions, details, supported device are available at the following page on our website.

We have tested on a variety of devices incl. using an Android phone as bluetooth GPS provide for a Toshiba laptop running Windows 8.1. Please do verify with your bluetooth device to be sure that it works.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

i-Boating localized to multiple languages

We've recently translated i-Boating to multiple languages.  Localized version of the app is already available for Android. The localized version for  iOS will become available as soon as it is approved by Apple.

Here is a list of languages in which the app is now available.
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • English 

Finland and Norway marine charts and lakes are now available.

We are pleased to announce the availability of  Finland and Norway marine charts and lakes in i-Boating.  The coverage is derived from vector data and updated regularly, using updates provided via collaboration with Finnish and Norwegian Hydrographic offices.
For Finland the coverage also includes bathymetry/depth maps of inland lakes.

Coverage for Windows platform will be added in upcoming week.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

iBook on Route Planning by Mr C J Medway

Mr. CJ Medway, a world renowned author on several book on route planning has recently published an i-Book on route planning using the latest version of i-Boating.
The book is a step by step guide, illustrating  how the data required for making safe and efficient route for small boats, using the tidal currents can be derived from the iPad.

Thanks a lot Chris for publishing this book.