HI, check my blog: http://mobablog.wordpress.com/, It's an app called MOBA I developed for the iphone in collaboration with hortis.ch.
I'm French sailor that usually sail and compete like genoa and spi trimmer on differents kind of boats, Sinergia 40, Farr 40, GP42, and others cruiser racers, I own also a Minitransat 6.50 which with I do coastal and short offshore regattas in the Spanish mediterranean coast.
First I got the idea after many deliveries and offshore regattas, the fact that more and more iPhone and iPad appeared on the boats, I thought it would be interesting to have an app which could complete the MOB systems normally found on board through the GPS devices.
So even if the app can be useful in many outdoor activities it's mainly though for nautical use.
The basic idea is to have as much information as possible in order to return to a point memorized at the start of the app, obviously we will have the position in latitude and longitude, distance to the goal, the time elapsed, a compass with an arrow and numbers indicating the course to be followed. Additionally we will also find a small green round button will automatically compose a duly-selected telephone number (this function depends directly on the quality of the telephone reception network).
I hope you will like it and will find it useful.
What's New in Version 2.0
- New universal version compatible with iPad
- Distance unit choice (Nautical Miles, Miles, Yards, Meters)
- Option to prevent the screen to auto-lock