and more. Plus, as you’d expect from yesteryear’s generation of apps, the FusionLink
app can also be used to turn your phone
or iPad into a system viewer. An Android
version is expected any day now. $29.95;
SIREN MARINE POCKET BOAT
TRACKER CONTROLLER — This app
(when teamed with a Siren monitoring system) gives you abilities very similar to those
of the BoatWarden, though the Siren system doesn’t offer as many different add-on
monitors. It’s also significantly less expensive, with a base system starting at $499.
Alerts come via text; you can use the app
to turn on and off appliances or gadgets;
and most importantly, when the Siren goes
off due to theft, you have the power to
shut down those power plants from afar.
you have it
— five apps
let you take
more control over it.
You can bet
that as the
olu-tion continues, we’ll see more and more of these hands-on apps that deliver physical abilities as well
as virtual ones.
Award-winning writer Lenny Rudow is
BoatU.S. Magazine’s electronics editor, senior
editor for www.Boats.com, and the author of
several popular books on fishing.
More Great Apps
Want to further explore the ever-ex-panding app universe of boating? Check
out www.Yachtingiphoneapps.com. This
website has links to oodles of cool nautical apps, user reviews, blog posts, and
categorized lists of app options.
Also, for lots more great apps reviewed
by Lenny Rudow (most of them free!)
visit this story online at
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