The simplest way to stay safe out on the water.
Mate, the all new Coastguard app is here! It’s got a boatload of handy features for fishos and boaties including...
Log a trip
Quick fish or a weekend mission? Let us know where you’re headed and
when you’ll be back for peace of mind out on the water.
Keep an eye on the current conditions at your spot – or someone else’s.
Get live weather updates including up-to-the-minute wind data with Coastguard Nowcasting.
Check the forecast
Don’t set sail if she’s blowing a gale. Get 5 days forecasts for wind,
weather, swell and tides.
Save your spots
Can’t remember where that whopper was caught? Save your favourite
spots for quick access next time.
Temporary removal of Forecast Tide information due to data inconsistencies.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very average app
Not sure why I am reviewing the app as it appears from all the user feedback that the developer is not taking in the feedback or at least acknowledging that a review has been received?
This gets 3 stars only because of the great service Coastguard provides.
Besides all the other issues mentioned: as previously raised, auto refresh of the app would be great particularly for Nowcasting and why can’t Nowcasting use your location to do this update on the home screen when you open the app - like other apps do?
EG: when Nowcasting is used the app opens on the Auckland area, which then requires scrolling down the map to find the Nowcasting area wanted, load it and save it to the home screen - all a bit clunky!!
Developer Response ,
Apologies for the late response, and thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We’ve recently pushed out the first of two major updates to the app that address functionality and user experience feedback but this is just the start of our vision for the App. As a charity we sure are doing our best to innovate in this space but appreciate there’s always more that can be done.
To address specific points: the Nowcasting does now auto-update, it polls the service at ~4-5 minute intervals. If you keep the app open, the Nowcasting will refresh; if you do close the app, it'll refresh on re-opening. Unfortunately you can't force refresh the Nowcasting.
When you open the app, it should stay logged in for extended periods of time - and the first page should display Nowcasting for the area you've selected (by default is Bean Rock, but you can change this). We're looking to introduce 'favourite' spots in a future release, so you don't need to flick to the map as often.
We're keen for feedback as we strive to make this app the best it can be for boaties. You can email us at email@example.com if you'd like more info. Thank you for your support.
Awful - Much less usable than the old app
Previous Coastguard app was many times better and more useful than this limited effort. We used to be able to get multiple nowcasting sites on a single page and quickly select what we wanted. This current rendition is simply too poorly conceived to be worth anything, and despite being paid, has advertising built in also. We will not be using this much. A pity that the developer threw away all the good points about the old app, and gave us advertisements instead. This is a rock solid clunker. Please ditch it and give us back the far more useful old app. I am a happy Coastguard member and an admirer of the service, but this thing is awful. You can call this thing Trip Reporter if you want, but give us back the decent forecasting and nowcasting.
Clearly this new app is to facilitate TR’s and probably does it well. But my primary use of the old app was for Nowcasting, which of course does not work any more on the old app. So i bought the new one. What a disappointment. To get at the NC it requires a lot more “keystrokes” than the old app did. I can just imagine trying to do it in the cockpit in a 1.5 metre sea somewhere near Hauturu!. Not. Having to also log in is a extra pain in the proverbial. All that extra tapping when all you want is to know what sort of hammering Huey is going to dish out in the next couple of hours.
Please can we just have a quick and easy process to get at multiple nowcasting results in quick succession, with one tap to move from one set of figures to the next.
- Coastguard Northern Region Inc
- 22.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Royal New Zealand Coastguard Incorporated (Coastguard)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.