- New release v1.8 build 14: simpler menuNew fixes – UI updates– memory of state reload
- From 12 to 46, more divers, more choicesThe first version was for 12 divers : Dipsy, Dipsy Zero, Dipsy mini and Magnum Pink Lady : 3 models Jet Diver : 4 models Lead lines : only 1 model the latest version offers 34 more Chinook Diver : 5 models DeepSix Diver : 3 models U-Charter Slide divers : 3 models Big Jon … Continue reading
- Retired divers: Torpedo Deep Sea diverThat’s an interesting subject, these old divers are not available anymore so their data is not easy to find. As their have an excellent quality and are very durable, it’s pretty sure that some of us have still them in their fishing box. So adding them will certainly help some. In this case, the Torpedo … Continue reading
- Torpedo: impact of lure on depthWhile working on adding Torpedo Deep Sea diver, an abandoned divers but that some of you could still have and use, I found this advice from the company: Lures and dodgers/flasher/rotators all have drag. A 4-inch lure will cause your presentation to lose two feet of depth, a magnum spoon will lose 5 feet of … Continue reading
- Magnum Dipsy : data for O’RingAfter having dowloaded the last version, Malcolm wrote to says that the data for the Magnum Dipsy with O’Ring was missing. It was true that the switch was enabled on the user interface but it was inactive. As Malcolm said it would be useful, I search in my library to find out if I had … Continue reading
- New version released (v1.6b11)That’s it, the new version is available on IOS App Store and Google Play with all the new functions and divers: new divers TeamDreamweavers Deeper divers TeamDreamweavers TripZ Copper lines new UI enhancement memory of state for each page change unit of speed, length and depth on the fly plate draggable fo modern usage Bug … Continue reading
- Testing, Testing, TestingMost of the calculations were 10 years old and even if we rewrote them quite a few times in different programming languages, they were fairly sure. BUT we finally discovered a few mistakes like the Dipsy Mini going down 40 feet 🙁 or the BigJon sizes mixed. So we decided to setup a full testing … Continue reading
- New Leadcore LineSince version 1, the Leadcore Line was a basic function. We have added a new selector of diving inches per 10 yards of line for 2,3,5 and 7 inches for each color. For fun, we have also added a graphical drawing of the colours.
Dipsy Troller is an app for smartphone to interactively get the length of trolling line initially for the Dipsy Troller de Luhr Jensen and some others divers from the same company.
As fishermen, we have all opened our fishing box to find that the user data of the divers have been soaked and is unreadable or that we can’t find it. It happened to me and to my fishing buddy, so I decided to write this app. The truth is also that to find the right length considering all the factors: the size, the ring, the line, the plates… while driving the boat, putting lines to the water, trying to not hook ourselves, looking at the sonar, trying to get the thermocline depth, adding waypoint when seeing fishes, listening radio for other reports is difficult to say the least. 9 years ago, smartphones were only starting to be in all fishermen pocket but now it is clearly in all pockets.
Dipsies have a very simple data table, while the two values per cell, with or without the ring, make it clearly more difficult to read. But some of the other divers have larger and more complex data tables with tens of columns and rows and even many pages. Now that apps are omnipresent, it was the right time to do another version with more divers.
That’s it, the third generation of Dipsy Troller is ready.
The first one was 2011! It was on iOS version 4 and iPhone 3G.
The second one was 2017, iOS version 10 and iPhone 5.
The last one is for version 14 and iPhone 12.
The new version had a lot of new features: more divers, more functions and more phones.
The first and second version were for:
- Dipsy, Dipsy Zero, Dipsy mini and Magnum
- Pink Lady : 3 models
- Jet Diver : 4 models
- Lead lines : only 1 model
The new version offers :
- Chinook Diver : 5 models
- DeepSix Diver : 3 models
- U-Charter Slide divers : 3 models
- Big Jon divers : 2 models
- Torpedo : 4 models
- Torpedo Deep sea diver : 2 sets
- Copper lines : 2 models
- Torpedo Steel line
- Team Dreamweaver Deeper Diver : 5 models
- Team Dreamweaver Rundown Trip-Z de : 4 models
- Lead lines : 3 new models
Which makes the count up to 46 models.
UI shows realistic image of the diver.
With that many divers, I had a favorite function. You can favorite the series or only one model.
If having the counters on top of screen and the cursor at the bottom is a problem, you can now double show them close to the sliders.
Just for fun, you can now turn your phone on his side.
L’app is available from iPhone 5 to brand new iPhone 12 with iOS 10 and up but also for Androids.