Less than nine months after its release, the Sea Tow mobile app recently passed the 100,000-download mark.
Released in April 2012 by Sea Tow Services International, the nation’s leading commercial on-water assistance provider, the free iPhone and Android smartphone application has proved highly popular with users across the United States.
The company said boaters rave about the app’s utility as a convenient, multifunction navigation and boating safety tool. The Sea Tow app is not exclusive to Sea Tow members.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received to our Sea Tow app,” Sea Tow chief administrative officer Kristen Frohnhoefer said in a statement. “Boaters tell us how much they love the app’s multifunctional, easy-to-use and elegant interface, which includes day and nighttime views. The Sea Tow app also helps boaters to better plan their day on the water, and it ultimately contributes to their safety on the water, which makes their boating experience more enjoyable.”
The app won a Mobile of the Day Award from Favourite Website Awards when it was introduced in 2012. The company said it is nearly 100-percent 5-star rated at the Apple iTunes store.
In addition to providing smartphone users with fingertip access to up-to-date marine weather forecasts, alerts and radar; tide tables and graphs; and GPS location, speed and heading, the app gives them an instant link to summon on-water assistance.
Swiping the slide bar at the bottom of every screen connects them to Sea Tow’s 24-Hour National Dispatch Center, and the app’s GPS function automatically provides the assistance specialist with their geographical coordinates, helping responders to find them more quickly.