Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor [Update]

It had to happen one day ! iSailor users will be disappointed… in May 2018, Transas was acquired by the Finnish group Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in technology and markets intelligent solutions for the marine and energy. As part of the integration into Wärtsilä brand, Transas iSailor is undergoing a makeover process that you will notice in the next release. Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor. Read more …

Digital charts : purchase or subscription [Update] ?

[Update 3 March 2019]

With the multiple charts disappearances during the successive updates of iNavX, I received a number of requests for assistance in the recovery of the said charts.

Regardless of the fact that I am not the NavX Studios LLC bracket (iNavX) (¹), a focus is needed on the method of charts provision by distributors for our mobile applications.

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iNavX and iSailor offer more functions

The year 2015 barely begun, developers already deliver us their applications developments, probably developed between two glasses of champagne during the holidays. I consider iNavX and iSailor as the two best navigation apps so far under iOS. These are the ones that offer the most extensive functions and the choice of the best maps. They each have their qualities and their faults, and I took advantage of the innovations introduced by their recent update to attempt a quick comparative price/functions.

Warning, this exercise is associated with a snapshot vision, valid today but quickly obsolete tomorrow, as changes are rapid in this domain. On the other hand it is always difficult to share the objective and subjective aspects in a comparative, I was already confronted in the past (¹). Read more …

Navigation Apps : the (rare) new products in Spring 2014

The least I can say, is that the news are not rushing. After the frenzy of announcements 2013, developers seem to have stalled. It is likely that multiple apps navigation should not favor their profitability, and the financial return on investment in development time and maintenance must not be achieved by all. Navionics remains the undisputed leader. In creating its new "Boating" formula supplement and / or replace "Marine" (¹) it probably boost sales began to out of steam. iNavX independent application remains the best-selling in the U.S., and the rest of the world through combination with Navionics cartography, particularly in France through… the strong promotion in which I contribute. Its developer multiplies very regular updates, which assures proper positioning on the AppStore and user satisfaction, despite the questionable ergonomics certain functions. Read more …

iSailor 1.6.0 relooks the user interface

Since 14 February iSailor came up with a new interface. Little change for charting, but a completely redesigned user interface and enhanced with new features. In addition, the position can be obtained in different ways : either device location services (Built-in GPS with your iPad / iPhone), either GPS of AIS transponder if you are provided. Soon be added the board GPS via WiFi. Read more …

Navigation Apps : the news of the return

While I held my summer studious testing hardware and software in conditions of extreme hardship, developers lined fierce relentless miles of lines of code to improve our navigation applications. What devotion, what sacrifice !

développeurs en action

Stressful working conditions…

Concerning navigation applications, mainly come from the new Navionics Marine and Transas iSailor. In honor where honor, start with the leader of our smartphones and tablets, Navionics… Read more …

iSailor, charts are available for France

isailorTransas updated list of new charts available for iSailor, include coasts of France :

∙ Germany ∙ Australia ∙ Bermuda ∙ Canada ∙ Denmark ∙ Egypt ∙ Spain ∙ Estonia ∙ Finland ∙ France ∙ Greece ∙ Italy ∙ Ireland ∙ Latvia ∙ New Zealand ∙ Norway ∙ Papua New Guinea ∙ Netherlands ∙ Portugal ∙ United Kingdom ∙ Sweden ∙ USA : Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, Great Lakes (U.S.. Waters). Read more …