Archives / 2011
  • Announcing Mission Manager

    Mission Manager is a complete software solution for planning, rehearsal, operational delivery and review of military or business critical activities.

    The CherSoft Mission Manager consists of a Mission Planning (MP) station and a Mission Monitor (MM). These components work closely together to provide all the functionality needed to prepare, execute and analyse a mission.

  • NLTides 2012

    We are proud to once again have worked with the NL Hydrographic Service to produce a new version of NLTides for 2012. NLTides is a version of the TotalTide application tailored for the Hydrographic Service of the Royal Netherlands Navy. NLTides incorporates the Dutch tidal prediction data and algorithms to produce accurate and reliable tidal predictions for the Netherlands and surrounding areas.

  • Charitable Donations

    CherSoft make donations to a number of charities each year.  Visit our charity page for the charities we are supporting this year.

  • Marine IT & Electronics (MITE)

    The June/July edition of MITE published by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology features an article interestingly entitled "How to fit an elephant on a 19-inch screen". This discusses computer screens, big computer screens and half double elephants of course. The article is based on musings in the Nuno blogs. You can visit the website for the MITE magazine.

  • Windows Phone Application

    • Where’s that darn moon?
    • Am I in danger from lycanthropes?
    • If I go down on one knee will she be able to see the romantic moon behind me?
    • If this only happens once in a blue moon then when will it happen again?

    The answers to these and many other lunar questions can be in the palm of your hand with the Moon application that we released this week. Using this handy application you can determine:

    • Altitude, Azimuth, Distance, Illumination
    • Next phases
    • Rise and Set times

     All for the remarkably modest price of £0.79.

    The technology behind this application is interesting. We ported some of our core library code into C# and used XAML to create the User Interface. This all worked remarkably well and we anticipate other applications, possibly more directly related to marine navigation, before too long.

  • Nuno Navigator released

    We are quite besides ourselves in announcing support for UK charts in Nuno™ Navigator.

    After long and intense negotiations with the UK Hydrographic Office we have secured a deal for a wonderfully complete set of charts that go all the way around the coasts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    This fantastic new version of Nuno, with all these beautiful charts, is available for the ludicrously low price of £120 (inc VAT).

    For this you will get ActiveCaptain, chart updating, automatic GPS detection and a whole raft of other lovely features that will enhance your life and make you a better person.

    Get more information here or get on with downloading the trial version and give it a go.

  • Voyage Preparation

    Announcing _vPrep

    _vPrep is a next generation passage planning tool. It encompasses marine data integration, digital portfolio management, the online Chart Agent, immediate purchasing, updating and ECDIS support

  • Emily Winch presents at the ACCU conference

    CherSoft developers have been attending ACCU conferences for many years. In a first for CherSoft, at this year's conference our Nuno developer Emily Winch will be presenting a session entitled “Software for Women”, in which she discusses the implications of an industry that's 90% male writing software for users who are often 50% or more female.

  • ACCU Conference Update

    Emily Winch, lead programmer on the Nuno™ project, presented her talk “Software for Women” to an international audience at this year’s ACCU conference. She posed some provocative questions. Software is used pretty equally by men and women and yet the software industry is over 80% male. What is this about and what does it mean? Can we write better software for women? Would this actually be better software for everyone?

    The talk was very well received and generated a lot of discussion. Emily is very good at making people think. You can see the slides from her talk here at

  • DevWeek trip

    CherSoft's Carl Wright and Andy Nibbs went down (or is that up?) to London's retro-futuristic Barbican centre for the DevWeek 2011 conference. Once again DevWeek was a well organised and well attended conference, many thanks to BearPark publishing and all the speakers.

  • CherSoft takes to the skies

    John and Graham from AtoBviaC popped in to visit us the other day. We like AtoBviaC and have worked with them for many years. They created a computerised version of the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables. This is a very sophisticated route planning system that accounts for a myriad of details in producing routes suitable for a wide range of vessels. The initial routes are crafted by a group of Master Mariners using our Henry navigation system. These are then managed through their clever ‘distance engine’ which makes them accessible in a variety of ways. John flies a Socata TB20 aircraft which is a lovely single engine four seater and quite the ideal way to make a quick visit across the other side of the country. Luckily for us he allowed us to commandeer the plane for a quick look round which also gave us a chance to ‘buzz’ the office.