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Android App & iPhone Update

by on Thursday 28th October, 2010   21885 Views

RECENTLY we released our second generation iPhone app and we’d like to announce our first official free Android app. The Android app is a direct copy of the iPhone app and has all the same features. Search for ‘MSW Surf Forecast’ in the marketplace.

These include:
- 7 Day forecast.
- Live Spot-by-Spot Conditions and Tide Count Down (i.e. 2 hours to low tide).
- Swell, Wind, Period and Pressure charts.
- 7 Day Tide Curves.
- Live Wave Buoy Data.
- Live Wind Station Data.
- Live Eyeball Surf Reports.
- MSW Editorial Features.
- Favourite Spots.
- Photo Gallery.
- Surf Spot/Beach Local Business Directory.


You can only download the official Android app from the marketplace. You’ll need to be running Android 2.0.1 or greater to use the app.

iPhone & Android Feedback
We’ve had lots of response and feedback with regards to the new mobile apps, so thank you to every who has given both positive and negative feedback.

There have been a few teething issues and we plan to update the current app shortly with fixes for these bug. We ask for your patience on this whilst we work out the issues and pass Apple’s approval. We’ll be releasing an update to the Android version at the same time.

Speed
Much of the feedback has been around speed and some users have assumed that the new app is downloading more cwe data than the old one. We spent a lot of time making sure the new app was a perfect travel companion and it actually downloads less data when roaming than the old app excepting the improved maps, charts and the features section—however some of the complexities of delivering this detailed forecast (and trying to make it work on different handsets) have made the app slower, particularly on older phones. We’re working on significant improvements in speed and responsiveness for the next version.

MSW Mobile Pro
Thank you to everyone who has purchased MSW Mobile Pro. Your purchase really helps us to continue improving the app and making sure future versions bring even more benefits to Pro users.

Our records currently show that a small number of people appear to have paid for the ‘Pro’ version but have not managed to successfully log in on the phone. If you think this might be you please do try logging out and then log back in again. If this doesn’t work please email general@magicseaweed.com - ideally with a screen shot of your iTunes or Paypal reciept or your receipt number. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we really want to make sure you get the benefits of your pro account.

Other Phones and Operating Systems
We hope to support Blackberry (OS 6.0), Windows Mobile 7, WebOS and Symbian 3 in the next version of the app - but do need to test that carefully. Specifications and devices change all the time - so no promises at this stage.

Thank you to all our users for your support, we hope you find it useful!

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