March 18, 2011 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Pech River Valley, Afghanistan - Announcing that AppDaddy Technologies, the developers of Tactical NAV, has released an important application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new product launch, a military grade navigation system that has been tested in combat in Afghanistan. Users can track their routes; accurately map, plot and save waypoints; email location info; co-ordinate systems; use night mode, photo stamping and compass lock with fast switch data. Although created by a soldier for a soldier, Tactical NAV works just as well for civilians, such as hunters or campers.
A new application was recently launched in iTunes. It bears the tagline: Combat Tested. Military Grade. App Store approved. The app is called, Tactical NAV. Developed by U.S. Army Captain, Jonathan J. Springer, this is one product that has undergone rigorous testing.
Tactical NAV is a military quality navigation system that has been extensively tested in combat in the remote mountains of Afghanistan to ensure that the application provides the highest accuracy and reliability. The app was put through its paces in armored vehicles, harsh combat conditions and in remote location posts. It has also been used to call for artillery and mortar fire on Taliban insurgents. For soldiers using the app in the field, nothing less is acceptable.
"I had to consider what soldiers need when going into battle, what combat tools could save their lives," says Captain Springer when asked how he decided what to include.
The application is perfect for soldiers. Not only does it provide military grade GPS positioning and tracking, the app also allows users to map, plot and save waypoints, snap and photo stamp pictures, gives them quick access to Geographic Coordinate system conversions, a magnetic and true compass, location emailing capabilities and night mode. Tactical NAV is accurate enough to direct artillery fire and use for calling in air support, as well.
In short, when users download Tactical NAV, they have access to the same sort of tools and information currently being used by the U.S. Military and NATO armed forces worldwide. It is the ultimate private resource for the military grid reference system (MGRS) and field navigation.
Users will find a host of important functions in Tactical NAV, including some very specially developed features:
* 1:50,000 map scale overlay (1km by 1km "gridsquares")
* Location Services / GPS
* Compass (magnetic and true)
* Heavy use of mapkit
* Event (waypoint) sharing amongst users
* Geographic Coordinate system conversions
* Picture taking and photo stamping
* "Go to Grid" capability
* Route tracking and waypoint plotting functionality
* Location and waypoint sharing via email with other users
* Compass lock function with fast user switching between degrees, Mils, elevation, latitude/ longitude, and MGRS coordinate data
* Camera mode with heads-up data displayed in real-time with photo stamping ability
* One-button night mode function
* Multi-tasking support
* Free updates as they become available
"Although I created Tactical NAV primarily to provide soldiers with a very inexpensive, accurate field tool, it works equally well for civilians or retired military personnel," notes Captain Springer. "Hunters, Geocachers, campers, any outdoor enthusiast can take advantage of the features to keep from getting lost, to retrace their steps, take photos of their adventures and have them time and date stamped. They can use all the same tools that our soldiers do."
* iPhone 3GS, 4, iPod touch 4th Gen, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 5.1 MB
Pricing and Availability
Tactical NAV 1.1 is only $5.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Started in 2010, AppDaddy Technologies was founded by U.S. Army Captain Jonathan J. Springer during his deployment to the Pech River Valley, Afghanistan. The company believes integrity, character and honesty are the core foundations for a successful business. Those traits are infused in everything the company does and will continue to do. AppDaddy's Executive Chairman, Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, has served in the U.S. Army for eight years and has deployed three times in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Copyright (C) 2011 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.