Sailwave is primarily a Windows app and typically it is run on a Windows Laptop or Desktop. It runs on XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Sailwave is a 32 bit App but runs fine on Windows 7/8/8.1/10 64 bit operating systems.
You can also run Sailwave on Windows Tablets but not tablets that run Windows RT.
It can be run on an Apple Mac or MacBook using various methods. It is possible to dual boot most Apple Mac’s with OSx or Windows but this requires purchasing a Windows license. You can also run Windows on your Mac using Parallels but again this requires a license purchase. If you already have either of these options on your Mac then install and run Sailwave as you would any other Windows App. Otherwise there is a program called WineBottler which will allow you to run Sailwave on your Mac which is free of charge. For more details please see the Sailwave User Group which contains links to a video. Note – when the video was produced you had to use the Beta version of WineBottler but the standard version is now fully capable of running Sailwave.
You can run Sailwave on Linux PC’s by using Wine to emulate Windows.
You can’t run Sailwave on an iPad or Android tablet but you can view the output of Sailwave on these devices. It is not recommended as the most usable option, but it is possible to run Sailwave on a PC somewhere and then use Teamviewer on the iPad (or similar) to connect to the PC and control the Sailwave running on the PC.
There is at least one user who has been developing an Android app to collect the data which can be imported into Sailwave later.
Recent versions of Sailwave have a messaging system built in which allows data to be sent to and extracted from Sailwave by other apps. One user has developed a system where the entries can be directly entered into Sailwave from a Web based registration and also results can be entered into a web page (Typically on a Tablet or iPad) These results are then entered into Sailwave automatically via the messaging system.
Updated by Jon 31/03/2017