We are very happy to announce that version 1.2 of the MaxSea TimeZero App has just been released.
Version 1.2 includes many useful new features, as well as improvements on existing ones.
We have taken into account all the feedback received by users of the App since its initial release and have focused on developing the most-requested functions. The MaxSea TimeZero App will now be even more useful, with an impressively wide range of features.
Here are more details on the improvements in v1.2:
Routes and Marks can now be imported/exported by using the iTunes file exchange feature under .TZD format. This allows the user to exchange data between ALL TimeZero systems (NavNet TZTouch system, MaxSea TimeZero/Nobeltec TimeZero software and Apps).
- There are two import functions: Add or Replace Data.
This is a great way for users to customize their TimeZero App. Pictures and screenshots can now be taken from the App and geo-referenced on the chart according to the boat’s position (or in the center of the screen if the GPS is not in use/not available). They are recorded in a specific layer that can be displayed/hidden from the tab corner and in the iPad photo albums under the name “TimeZero” as well.
The waypoint tide ToolTip of an Active Route has been improved with a tide mini-graph that pinpoints the current tide status, as well as:
- Previous high or low tide.
- The next complete tide (one low and one high tide).
This tide mini-graph has also been added to the Waypoint and Active Route context menus (if a station is available within 50 NM).
Four types of event can be configured from the Boat icon and the More “(…)” menu to mark the current position of the boat with specific icons.
A two-finger long tap gesture can be configured as a shortcut for the following actions under the MaxSea button, from the “General” menu:
- Take a screenshot.
- Activate the camera.
- Create an event.
These bugs have been fixed within this new version:
- Cancellation by default of automatic sleep mode activation of the iPad during the chart download process to avoid any interruption. The user can always manually reset the automatic sleep mode on his iPad.
- The chart download process will be cancelled when the iPad goes into sleep mode (if reset manually by the user) and the progress circle stops appearing.
App reliability with bad wifi or 3G connection
The reliability of the App has been improved when there’s a bad WiFi (or 3G) connection, in order to avoid:
- Frozen chart display.
- White screen without any data.
The MaxSea TimeZero App is free to download and comes with a demo chart of the Miami region. We encourage you to download the App so you can see how it works first-hand!
All chart regions cost 44.99€, except for the US charts, which are 35.99€.
This presentation video introduces the TimeZero App and the benefits it brings to coastal sailors.