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Re: Cool new android app

Rushed the release - nope, don't think so.

But according to a very reliable source, if you send in a report of a bug or glitch - they will fix it. It is neat to see the emergence of augmented reality.

I wish it was available for my iPad.

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Looks like the active captain crowd broke their website...apparently due to an overwhelming amount of traffic they are having to switch servers and won't be accepting any new registrations for 24 hours or so...
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I love it - if you are not part of "the Active Captain" crowd, you are missing out!

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I love active captain. But alas, I was too slow on the trigger for this app and can't get registered today apparently haha.
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Rushed release? On the FREE app. Beta testing? Okie doke, whatever floats your boat. Complaining about a free app that can just as easily be uninstalled is crazy. The android platform is open source, most times free, and as such is always in a state of flux with new os and regular updates fixing bugs. It is what it is. Participate or not. I have had many an app come and go but never did I complain about a free one.
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I love it - if you are not part of "the Active Captain" crowd, you are missing out!

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Hmmm, I hope "the Active Captain Crowd" realizes that such AIS information - if being relayed on a cellular network, and perhaps dependent upon a reporting service such as MarineTraffic.com - may not necessarily providing information that is in real time, or complete, and at present is by no means a substitute for an onboard AIS receiver...

"Augmented Reality", I love that one... Perhaps THAT's what the captain of that 70' Hylas needed a bit more of a couple of weeks ago, huh? :-)

"Easily find your boat after a night on the town!" Seriously???

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Re: Cool new android app

Hmm, that last one could have been worded a little better. "Easily find your boat in a dark crowded anchorage"

They are calling it AIS class E which I suppose is yet another class and should be treated accordingly. Only visible if you have an app and are in cell tower range. They certainly cannot guarantee you see class A or B boats as they will require a reporting station within range. I am constantly reminding folks of this when they think all they need is Marinetraffic.com instead of an AIS receiver.

A quote from Ben's article on Panbo. Using Class E will not put your boat on the bridge of a ship unless the watchkeepers are using a Class E app themselves (though I'm realizing that some ship drivers, like my local pilots, are interested in any small craft info they can get).

Good info on Panbo about DHS, Smart Chart and class E: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2012/0...t_be_huge.html
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Re: Cool new android app

You folks have too much time on your hands, why aren't you out cruising....augmented reality..social networking on the water? Boy, somebody got hit with the stupid stick. This crap from active captain. More like (deleted) captain.....get it while it's free hurry up to stupidville.
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You folks have too much time on your hands, why aren't you out cruising....augmented reality..social networking on the water? Boy, somebody got hit with the stupid stick. This crap from active captain. More like (deleted) captain.....get it while it's free hurry up to stupidville.
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