Now (finally) we have an iRegatta and iRegatta Pro for both iOS and Android.
Today iRegatta costs the same as it did almost 3½ years ago, when it was only a speed, VMG, distance to start line and countdown tool.
A lot of features have been added for free all these years, but the price has remained 10 USD.
A couple of new features have been added to iRegatta again.
The BWC sentence has been added. So if you receive BWC sentences, iRegatta can use that as navigation target. In case you want to disable that feature, there is a new setting to ignore BWC sentences.
Some handicap races use a pursuite-type start, where you are starting at a pre-specified time. iRegatta now has this feature added to the Start View.
Tap the timer button in the lower right corner, and you'll see a view where you can set at what time your start is. If you tap "Save", iRegatta will start counting down to that time.
You can leave iRegatta and come back, and it'll still be counting, but do NOT touch the "Pause" or "Sync" buttons, that would invalidate your start time.
3.07.0 is aailable for Android, while the iOS version is awaiting Apple approval.
In the upcoming version 3.06.0 of iRegatta, it's been made easier to prepare a race course with waypoints and update it while you go around the course.
When creating a route, you now have 4 new waypoints you can put in your route: Buoy 1, Buoy 2, Buoy 3 and Starting vessel.
So before the race, you prepare a route with the course you are going to race (ex. Buoy 1, Buoy 2, Buoy 3, Buoy 1, Buoy 3, Starting vessel - This would be a "triangle-sausage" type of cause.
KND-SailingPerformance (www.sailingperformance.com/) has developed an app to predict polars for Crusing Yachts.
iRegatta will be able to import these polars directly from the iPolar App, starting from version 3.05.0 of iRegatta. The update has been submitted to Apple for approval, so it should be available within 2 weeks.
(iPolar is an "iOS only" app, so this feature will of cause only be available in the iOS version of iRegatta).
3.03.0 is released on Android and in the approval process at Apple.
A couple of new features are included:
1. While counting down to the start, a polar is projected on top of the boat position, showing how far you can sail in any direction according to your polar. this should help you estimate if you can reach the other end of the line before the gun.
2. If tracking with "Extended logging", Performance percentage is added to the file.
I just learned that iRegatta is mentioned in Simrads new "GoFree" comercial - I suppose that means they've tested it and found it works with their hardware (haven't herad from them).
iRegatta mentioned for a few seconds 1:16 to 1:20
In the last week I got many mails from user encouraging me to continue the work with iRegatta on Android - thanks a lot for the support.
I've decided to give it another chance, and continue the development parallel with the iOS version. After all, the basic work is done, and from here it'll only be added functionality...
The main issue is the diversity in Android hardware, so I would like to encourage all iRegatta Android users to go to the forum and tell what device and Android version you are using, and let other (or new users) know if you experience any problems.