Regardless of what you all think about the usefulness of this app for professionals, I hope every weekend warrior with a boat and an iPhone in Puget Sound downloads this thing and learns how to use it. Maybe gTrax should come with a free copy of the COLREGS app for every person who downloads it! (http://doubledogstudios.com/apps/navrules/index.html).
Here is my review of gTrax…where is my T-shirt and coffee card?
"A quality app at a Reasonable Price"
Those of us who follow gCaptain have been waiting for this app for a long time, and I have to say that it was worth the wait. This app is easy to use, even for persons not familiar with the AIS system. If you have a view of the harbor from your home (lucky you), this app will tell you the name and nationality of that ship at the dock. Or maybe you walk the dog along the waterfront and you were wondering where that ship at anchor is from? If you ride the ferry or sail on a cruise ship, this app will tell you were your ship is, real time. Professional mariners will appreciate the functionality. If you work on boats, your friends and family can now see where your vessel is from the iPhone. Pleasure boaters might finally realize that ship in the traffic lanes is making 25 kts and headed right towards them!