- Category: Weather
- Released date: 10/25/2008
- Current Version: 2.3
- Seller: Cluebucket Consulting, LLC
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 1644671
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
Now with maps, more data points (for those buoys that support them). This application is much more than an RSS reader. View and search for buoys on the map, see recent reports and trends all with a refined user interface.
Windbuoy has been featured in BoatUS Magazine April 2011 and selected as one of Blue Water Sailing's "Picks for the Best iPhone Apps for Cruisers" (August 2009)
This is a must have application for sailors, wind surfers, fishermen, boaters, weather watchers and anyone else that likes to know what the wind is like out on their favorite body of water.
Windbuoy is a simple, customizable application that retrieves and displays wind speed, direction, gust, air and water temperature and wave height as reported by any one of hundreds of NOAA buoys. Customize the display to show the units that you desire: Speeds can be reported as m/s, knots or mph; temp as celcius or fahrenheit.
Add buoys to your favorites list for easy retrieval. You can search for buoys within a specified distance of your current location or US ZIP code. You can also find buoys by full or partial buoy ID. When searching by location on the map view, you can your current location to any other place on the map.
Windbuoy makes a great complementary app for the NDBC 'Dial-A-Buoy'!!
(Note that not all buoys report all data items. Windbuoy only displays the data that is reported by NOAA)