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!!! KNOCK HOURS OFF STUDY TIME !!!

!!! PASS EXAMS WITH CONFIDENCE AND EASE !!!

Upgrade U is a complete App designed to help you study and MASTER the U.S. Coast Guard Deck Exams for ALL licenses.

!!! Study and Test anywhere you go!!! WITHOUT INTERNET!!!

Studying for exams takes a lot of TIME! Between school, work, family and social time with friends things start to fall through the cracks. Many available study aids are great, but tie you to a desk chair and take a lot of time planning as well as having a high upfront cost to you. The books necessary are heavy and not very convenient to haul around with you. DON’T GET TIED DOWN STUDYING!

??? Have a moment to study??? Want to take a quick test while you’re…

* in the cab on the way to your ship?
* waiting on your instructor to show up to class?
* on the way to take your test? (Just not while driving!!)

It’s always with you!! Studying for Exams has never been more convenient to incorporate into your every day life!

** University Studies and Psychological Scientists have proven that Practice Testing is one of two of the most effective ways to study!
~ APA, Association For Psychological Science ~

INCLUDED:
• ALL the Coast Guard questions that can be asked on your exam
• Majority of the solutions for Navigation and Stability problems (more are coming soon!)
• Practice Tests to take over and over until you get it right!!!
• The ability to print your own quizzes to simulate the exam room experience as well as anything else you would like to have printed
• Create your own personalized quizzes or quiz categorize and subcategories of your choosing
• All resources you’d find in a Coast Guard Exam room
• Tracks testing scores and stats showing where you are the strongest and weakest allowing you to focus on weaker areas
• Each exam lists the minimum score required to pass
• See the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly after each test
• Upgrade U tracks the % of times a question is answered correctly, removing the question after answering it correctly a sufficient 5 times (90%), allowing you to study the questions you absolutely need, saving time!
• Flash Cards displaying light diagrams
• IMO Fire Plan symbols
• Study tips for success available in extras tab

*** IMPORTANT ***
Upgrade U IS updated with the current Coast Guard question numbers and questions.
The questions and numbers on OTHER study software may not be updated so don’t count on the numbers from other software when searching for a question in Upgrade U.
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CONVENIENT FEATURES:
• No Internet needed, great for studying on ships with no Internet!!
• Links available for study supplies
• Choose your license and you will ONLY see the questions on YOUR exam
• Interface is not obnoxious or distracting allowing you to focus on the questions, as well as being VERY easy to navigate
• Upgrade U is a tax write off for you Mariners!
• KNOW how you are going to perform on tests BEFORE testing!

+ Engineering testing app coming VERY soon! Tell your friends!
+ Questions will be updated as the Coast Guard updates them
+ Updates to improve features, App performance and efficiency will frequently be released
+ Upcoming links to Unions, Schools and other organizations

** “I took a 3 week course in a school for my upgrade but in no way I was ready to take the test, I studied with your app for few months and it was a great help.”

** “I've been showing everybody here your app and they love it. Most of the class is now using it along with several instructors.”

** “This app is everything you need to study for a license upgrade. My Murphy’s books sit untouched as I test over and over everywhere I go.”

• Please email ANY comments or suggestions to make this App everything WE need it to be!! ALSO, Please rate the App, so other Mariners will know how you liked the App! THANK YOU for your help!
!!! It’s never too early to get started, UPGRADE U !!!

 $29.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jul 21, 2013 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Jan 29
2016
(Current)
Version 2.4.2

- Fixed Bug on iPads with Testing

Jan 22
2016
Version 2.4.0

- Fixed Errors and Bugs.
- Added More Solutions

Jul 30
2015
Version 2.3.1

Added Features: If you haven’t seen your request yet there are more to come!

*** IMPORTANT ***
– We have updated the entire question database, THIS WILL RESET YOUR STUDY RESULTS!! We VERY GREATLY apologize for this, it is unavoidable! Just think how much more prepared you will be after the extra studying! (sorry, that probably doesn’t help...)
-ADDED SOLUTIONS!
-Updated diagrams
-ADDED diagram PDFs
-ADDED ability to email tests for printing or sharing

**Exterminated BUGS**
-Fixed create your own tests closing the app
-Fixed diagrams being upside down
-Fixed Chart Plot issue, same test being shown every time

**THANK YOU to everyone who has emailed with feature requests and given us a heads up on any issues you’re having with the app! It really helps when these things are emailed.**

~~ A BIG HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO RATED AND REVIEWED THE APP!!!
We look every day and love to see what you have to say! ~~

EMAIL US:
-With your successes and let us know how it’s going!!
-When you have issues!
-When you think of something brilliant
-To let us know we if we are doing a good job… or not too!

!!!!GOOD LUCK STUDYING & TESTING!!!!!

Oct 09
2014
Version 2.3.0

Fix Bugs with iOS 8

May 09
2014
Version 2.2.3

**Added Features** If you haven’t seen your request yet there are more to come!

-Ability to shuffle study questions
-ADDED CFRs

**Extinguished BIG BUGS** This update was a dedicated mostly to fixing the major bugs that needed attention ASAP.
-Test scores not working correctly
-Test review showing the right answers as wrong
-Crashes when choosing deck safety and deck general combined modules
-Comments not being saved on saved tests
-Study mode hide answers option reappearing after selecting diagram info

**THANK YOU!!!**
FEATURES: ~Thank you Brian and Katie Sigfridson for the suggestion to shuffle study questions! Thank you Robert Lewis for suggesting CFRs!

BUGS: ~A great deal of thanks to Mr.Offutt, Robert Lewis, Chip Taccetta, Brian and Katie Sigfridson, Andrew Stanley, Paul Toms, Austin DiMatteo, Scott Effenberger (hope you nailed that last test!!), Dana Rauch (GOOD LUCK on your CM tests this week!!!), and George for your assistance with the bugs.

~Vince Turner JR. We realized we missed a thank you to you for suggestion the ability to print all possible questions and answers so THANK YOU very much! Glad to have your support!

~Thank you Doug Campbell being such a strong supporter!

~~ A BIG HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO RATED AND REVIEWED THE APP!!!
We look every day and love to see what you have to say! ~~

EMAIL US:
-With your successes and let us know how it’s going!!
-When you have issues!
-When you think of something brilliant
-To let us know we if we are doing a good job… or not too!

!!!!GOOD LUCK STUDYING & TESTING!!!!!

Apr 09
2014
Version 2.1.2

Fixed issues with saved tests not being scored properly.
Corrected crashing issues when showing diagram.

Thank You Jeffery for emailing us and bringing it to our attention.

Updates can come with flaws please use the email to bring issues to our attention.

Apr 02
2014
Version 2.1.1

Added Features To Check Out:

**Additional Study Aids Including**

- Printable Plot Sheets
- Buoy Systems
- Cargo Placards
- IMO Fire Control Symbol Flash Cards

(Thank you Joshua Tamasovich for the suggestion for more flashcards, we will continue adding the others you suggested as well!)

There were many requests asking to be able to test, study and categorize questions in a few different ways. We tried to find a solution that would hopefully fulfill the needs of everyone in a satisfactory way. We believe this next feature will greatly benefit our users as well as satisfy everyone’s individual needs.

**Create, Print and Save Tests**

- Search question numbers to customize your own tests
- Title your saved tests and make notes to help remember what each test is customized for
- Print customizable tests, formatted identically to USCG exams to simulate the way you would test in an actual testing situation, (answers included at the end)
- Print customized tests and take as a PRE- Test (Quiz) before taking the scored tests in the app
- Save your place in a test if you need to exit before completing

(A great deal of thanks to Matthew Crawley and Michael Freeman for your assistance with these options.)

Bug Fixes:

- Deck Safety Diagrams added
- Fixed answers from showing after selecting the option to hide them

(Always grateful to Joshua Tamasovich and Michael Freeman for bringing these mistakes to our attention!)

!!! If you haven’t seen your request yet there are many more feature requests being added and still many big updates coming !!!

Jan 21
2014
Version 2.1.0

~ Updated for iOS 7
~ Shows what answer User choose during test in test review. Thanks Evan & friends at Sunny Maritime!!
~ Added ability to review and see what answer you chose while testing before grading test. Thanks Evan & friends at Sunny Maritime!!
~ Added ability to study all subcategories or categories of a subject at one time. Not limited to just one subcategory. Thanks Matthew, Bo, and Josh.
~ Ability to show or hide answers while studying. - Thanks Bo!
~ Program does not crash when finishing study questions. Thanks Josh.
~ Fixed issue with References where title and book don't line up. Thanks Tom.
~ New collection view layout for references for iOS 7.
~ Over all aesthetic improvements.
~ Grouped Weak areas to make areas easier to see.
~ Fixed crashing issues. Thanks for finding them Stephan.

Added feedback and feature request option in "Extras" so THANK YOU for all your suggestions! Please keep them coming!

Aug 27
2013
Version 2.0.7

Added additional reference pubs - Coast Pilots and Light Lists Used on Exams.

Fixed issue with not being able to see study Questions.

Provided a better random question search for tests so you will not see the same question all the time. - Thanks Matthew C for pointing that out.

Aug 21
2013
Version 2.0.6

Fixed Main Screen License Display.

Aug 19
2013
Version 2.0.5

Added CG Question number Labels. Added Seen Labels showing how many times a question has been seen on exams. Created a smoother launch when opening the first time.

Aug 04
2013
Version 2.0.1

Support for Older IOS Devices

Jul 31
2013
Version 2.0

- Continued Repairing Crashes. - Reduced Memory Requirements. - Overall smoothing of App.

Jul 27
2013
Version 1.1

*Fixed Crashing Issues on most devices. Still have some bugs on older iPhone 4S and 4's *Fixed issue with test review results all show wrong *Added Rating and Review Link in Extras Menu

Jul 22
2013
Version 1.0

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