Henderson, NV – Announcing that Gigs Inc., the developers of Signal Flags, has launched an application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users interested in learning the international language of maritime flag signals. The application is a complete resource, providing identification, interpretation, usage and documentation of signal flag communication as set by the International Code of Signals, the U.S. Navy, and its allies. All government, military and private seafaring vessels use signal flags to relay information and request help. The Signal Flags app includes a quiz section to help users memorize the various signals.
Signal Flags have been used for communication between ships since man first took to the seas. The flags, their designs and meanings have changed and evolved along with the expansion of global water travel. Modern signal flags are universal, giving ships the ability to request assistance or offer information from a distance, without speaking each other’s language. In the case of a U.S. or Allied Forces military operation, the flags help prevent the break of any type of radio silence.
Although commercial, government and military ships are always at the ready to use or interpret signal flags, their usage and meanings also apply to private and recreation vessels. The Signal Flags app is a handy, comprehensive resource for anyone who spends time on the water and is a huge help for all students of these important symbols.
* Designed and developed by a U.S. Naval Academy graduate
* Needs no network connection once downloaded
* Contains all current signal flag details
* Contains complete documentation as laid out by governing sources
* “Picker” view for Quiz function
* Scrollable table view with disclosure functions for flag details
* Ability to reorient all views for landscape or portrait
* Includes a quiz to help with memorizing all the flags
* “BZ” hoist icon connotes a special thanks and a “well done” to the U.S. Navy and its allies for their ongoing role in securing freedom of the seas around the world
The app contains images of all signal flags and pennants that may be flown by any ship, whether in international or home waters. Users are offered detailed descriptions of each flag’s universal usage and meaning, along with documentation and a full set of U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules. This is a helpful application that can prevent new and seasoned boaters alike from mistakenly venturing too close to a military vessel or perhaps missing a call for help.
Full access to the International Code of Signals (NIMA pub. 102) is offered in the Signal Flags app. Every ship’s signal bridge carries a copy and even small pleasure craft captains would do well to have some knowledge of this universal language of signals. The app’s built-in quiz feature helps anyone work on memorizing the various flags, pennants, and their associated information.
Regardless of what type of sailor a person is, Signal Flags is an important part of a seaman’s education. Learning the information available inside this application may not only help someone, it might even save a life or two. Best of all, because signal flags are international, the knowledge can be used by everyone, regardless of where they are or what language they speak. This could be a sea student’s best friend.
* iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 2.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Signal Flags 1.1 is only $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Founded in 1994 by a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Gigs Inc. provides consulting services for all phases of software engineering projects. In the past they have specialized in security and Unix OS internals for various companies, including Hewlett-Packard, SAIC, and Sun Microsystems. In the past year, Gigs Inc. has developed three iPhone applications in-house. Please visit their website or iTunes pages to learn more about these very special Apps. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.