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    swell info app

    does anyone have this app? also is it really worth $3? i dont really get why they are charging for the app when they have so many advertisers on the site.

    since theres no way i'm paying for it, does anyone know a good app for monmouth county nj surf? or northeast for the matter?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Virginia Beach / OBX
    It worth $3, and works well on the Iphone for sure. No other surf forecast app gives you a full 7 day forecast. Its usually pretty accurate. Personally for me its worth $3 to have an idea of swell forecast 5 days in advance, i have a pretty hectic shedule so if I can get a heads up that we might have some surf next wednesday I can start working my stuff around needing to get free that day.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Lewes, DE
    All of the forecast data in the app is the same ad on the web site. So you can get all the forecast info through your mobile browser, but the app interface is much faster and easier to get the info. Eventually we will get a better interface for mobile browsers.

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    dern thing must be broken, it says it's going to be flat all week...

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    i really dont think any app is worth $3. say what you will about me not spending $3 on an app, i just think its dumb to pay for it

    any good free apps for the droid?

  6. Dude, dumb to pay 3 bucks for a 7 day forecast app? You must be dumb for not paying 3 dollars for a sick app.

    Also I wouldn't come on the SWELLINFO forums looking for a free alternative to the SWELLINFO app...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Long Branch
    if your willing to miss half hour of work to surf, assuming you make $10/ hour, that session just costed you $5. if you live 5 min from the beach and check the waves 2x's per week, your probably paying $1-2/ week checking waves in gas. if the swellinfo app gets you 1 extra session per year, or avoids you from driving to the beach 5 times or so (total), you just made a great investment

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    as to alternatives....there are not many that work well for the east coast--mostly west coast focused apps...and to be honest, SI was the best. I bought it originally for my Itouch and then for my droid a year or two later. Only a slight difference with the apple app in that you can email the screen to friends or post it on a social media site...but still no love loss with the android app...such a convenient app...definitely worth the money!

    Its the only app I have ever bought...just buy it...cheaper than a gallon of gas ;-)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Norfolk, VA
    Quote Originally Posted by surf_squan1219 View Post
    i really dont think any app is worth $3. say what you will about me not spending $3 on an app, i just think its dumb to pay for it
    Are you asking a question or making a statement?

    Like Micah says, it's the same exact info that's provided on the graph, only in a different format.

    If it fits your lifestyle & you have $3.00, buy it. If it's availability or entertainment doesn't enhance your lifestyle, don't get it.

    I dig mine.
    Last edited by Ray F.; Jul 22, 2011 at 05:48 PM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Its a solid app. saves a lot of loading time versus going to the actual webpage.

    $3 isn't that much probably have $3 in change in your car