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Old 01-22-2015, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default Available on the App Store: WOTA: U-Boat Compass




You can't wait for the game and want to take a look on some parts of WOTA and how they perform on your iPhone or iPad?
Now you can do that! Parts of WOTA are integrated into my new App "WOTA: U-Boat Compass" which is

available since today on the App Store
(not available in some countries)

App Preview Video:


It's a highly detailed working simulation of a daughter repeater of the Anschütz gyrocompass. You can look at the compass from all sides by moving your device. The app displays a panorama of the command room of U 995 in the background. You can zoom in and out and virtually look around in the command room. Select different materials for the compass (even transparent).
Both compass rings work like the real thing and it offers a precision of 0.1 degree assisted by the gyroscope-chip of your phone.
It also offers a so called "Animated Compass Tour" (in the information menu) when you run this tour you will learn some things about the compass installations aboard the Type VII submarine and while reading the text you can watch real WOTA graphics running on your device (a submerged scene and the 3D interior of the command room)

The App is not only a nice gadget for all subsimmers - it was made in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the Deutscher Marinebund (German Naval Association) which most of you know as the last surviving Type VII U-Boat. By buying this app you will support both: the development of WOTA and the preservation of U 995.












Here comes the (advertising) text of the press release

First Spin-Off of the submarine simulation series „WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic“ released.

BERLIN, Germany. (January 22, 2015) --- Mark Hessburg, in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the German Naval Association, today released „WOTA: U-Boat Compass“, a unique new type of compass app for iOS. "Yes, you could say it is a compass“ said Hessburg, "but primarily it is actually a fully functional virtual exhibition piece".

The app offers a working 3D simulation of a naval gyrocompass as used in german submarines during World War II. Situated in the center of a high resolution 360° spherical panorama of the command room of U 995 the compass can be looked at from any angle by turning the device. Of course the 3D model always keeps track of the current geographic direction while the user rotates the view and enjoys the high level of detail. Zooming in on the 3D model works up to the visible surface character of the tiniest screws. The compass, which is assisted by the device’s gyroscope, uses two rotating rings to display direction and offers a precision of up to 1/10 degree. An additional digital Rate of Turn and Angle of List indicator put the emphasis on the naval character of this app.

"WOTA: U-Boat Compass“ is the hybrid of a submarine simulation game and a museum ship. The app is a Spin-Off of the long-awaited mobile subsim "WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic“ as such it offers features no one would expect in a compass app: a 3D animated information tour about the compass installations aboard the german Type VIIC U-Boat which shows an underwater scene and the U-Boat interior of the upcoming game. This impressive part of the app clearly shows the outstanding capabilities of WOTA and ultimately distinguishes the "WOTA: U-Boat Compass“ from all those simple compass apps out there.

Hessburg: "It had been an honour to cooperate with the German Naval Association and their Technical Museum U 995. The App is closing the gap between history and my WOTA submarine simulation series. It also supports the preservation of the last surviving Type VII U-Boat, offers an extraordinary compass and gives all those thousands of fans of WOTA a the chance to preview a small part of what will be the finished version of Wolves of the Atlantic, and enables them to see its stunning quality and attention to detail directly on their own devices.


List of features:

- Compass assisted by the gyroscope.
- High resolution 360° panorama of U 995’s command room. Take a virtual look around by moving your device.
- Look at the compass from different angles by moving your device (lockable). Use pinch to zoom gesture to resize it.
- Animated information tour with 3D models of a Type VII U-Boat and its command room.
- Choose your compass case color: Black, Gray, Brass or Transparent.
- Outer (360°) and inner (10°) compass ring, just like on a typical naval compass.
- Angle of List indicator.
- Rate of Turn indicator.
- Speedometer (requires built-in GPS.)
- Latitude and longitude (requires built-in GPS or Wi-Fi network connection.)
- Different units (knots, km/h, mph, ROT per second or per minute.)

Website: http://www.wolves-of-the-atlantic.co...t-compass.html

Available on the App Store:

WOTA: U-Boat Compass on the App Store
(not available in some countries)
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Just saw this at the App Store, looks good
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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bravo V-I-C ! top work indeed
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:11 PM   #5
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I've collected some App Store reviews and comments about the new "WOTA: U-Boat Compass" app. The most funny one comes at the end, I love it.

u2rok (App Store USA)
Beautiful Functional Work Of Art
A complex, beautiful, 3D, historically accurate compass. Why would you use anything else?



Kensai7 (App Store Germany)
Amazing historical compass!
The quality is so high it puts tears of joy in my eyes! Well done.



Ghostieguide (App Store AUS)
Very polished and well designed app.

One of those rare gems that make you wonder why no one had done this before. This perfect floating compass is fascinating. Obviously a lot of thought went into its layout.. Johnny Ives would happy with the transparent black background option. Great work.



Casbalti (App Store UK)
Awesome!
Great app and a fantastic attention to detail! Also such an exciting glimpse of what is to come in the full game!



atagcgaat (App Store USA)
Historically accurate...
... and gorgeous.



Tyler Sesnon (App Store USA)
Amazing compass! Great historical value!
This compass is, for being a compass, absolutely amazing. Modeled exactly like it's real life counter part! The "guided tour" is really amazing too. Love it!



Chris Gates 97 (App Store USA)
Great app!
I've been follow the development of these wota apps for 3 years. I recommend this to anyone,good luck with the sub sims (:



Robbert Newbigging (Beta tester)
Absolutely brilliant, thanks for the chance to view this I'm literally blown away!


Cary Groneveldt (Beta tester)
Holy Jesus Christ .... lol I was astonished when I first tried HIGH QUALITY: the compass spun around butter smooth and with each systolic blood pump in my wrist, the compass moved *exactly* with it! lol And the level of detail is *insane*


Bob Coveney (facebook)
Wow! Just had a quick play with it, brilliant, the dog's bollocks! So cool!!


Joseph M Betty (facebook)
Grabbed my copy as well. Love the detail and so much look forward to the WOTA end product!


Helio Peixoto (facebook)
Hi! Your compass Is a great job. Congratulations and keep motivate, sir. I can't wait for the entire wota!!


Alex Kac (facebook)
That looks stinkin impressive!


coolpepper43 (toucharcade)
It's the best dang looking compass I've ever seen!


beagleman2009 (App Store USA)
Fantastic
A must have compass a must have for any compass, uboat ,or navy nut works great sweet graphics thanks



iPadCary (App Store USA)
WÛNDERBAR
This is but a small taste of a masterwork 5+ years in the making. Yet this "small taste" illustrates beautifully tne ultra-exquisite detail that has gone into "WOTA: U-96" both outside, with the graphics *and* inside, with the mechanations of the spacepiece itself! Go on, zoom into the compass's spinning dials. Deeper .... Deeper .... Look at that detail! The markings depicting 10ths of a degree are razor sharp! And, again, this is only an indication of what the rest of the simulation will be. That if the compass is this insanely great, just imagine what the entirety of this desktop-quality u-boot simulation will be! GET. THIS. APP. NOW.



Helio Peixoto (App Store Brazil)
An excellent work
Its an app for everyone who likes WWII, specially the submarine warfare. Keep the good work!



Brave Sir Robin (App Store USA)
A Must For all U-Boat Captains

When I set sail in my U-Boat, I always like to bring along a compass. It's handy to have for navigation as well as plotting torpedo solutions for any merchant ship that might happen along.

In the past I've always used a physical compass, be it gyroscopic or magnetic. But those depend on physical phenomena like such as the earth's magnetic field and axial rotation. In this day and age, who can depend on that? This app requires neither -- at least as far as I can tell. All you need is 178MB of space on your iOS device and a source of electricity to recharge.

Plus, at only $.99, every member of your crew, from the lowliest swabbie to your First Mate, can afford to have his own!
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My pleasure. But thanks for what exactly?
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Available through the Subsim link as well:

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wota...uo=4&at=11lrnL

iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wota...uo=4&at=11lrnL

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Got it
Great, that's the spirit that blows my ballast tanks.
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Great, that's the spirit that blows my ballast tanks.

It's a great app, love the options. And you can't go wrong for that price :-).
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It's a great app, love the options. And you can't go wrong for that price :-).
Thanks.

I'm really excited now, after 5 days the rank on the App Store finally started to show up and it is currently pretty good. But I guess as usual it will go down quickly, anyway time to open a bottle and to enjoy looking at the # number in front of the App's name as long as it lasts I have to live from the memories of this tiny moment during the next months lol

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Nice accomplishment for sure.
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Bump

This is a good one folks, check it out.
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Bump

This is a good one folks, check it out.
I guess as the moderator of the WOTA subforums I should say that bumping is a bad thing, but somehow it would not make a lot of sense if I do that.
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