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Marketing.

Googleglass is expensive. People who buy gglass have deep pockets. We here at Acme Widgets want to pick those pockets. Popups generate sales. Therefore, popups on gglass.

...unless you subscribe to the special-edition ad-free app, only $19.99 per month.

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Googleglass is expensive. People who buy gglass have deep pockets. We here at Acme Widgets want to pick those pockets. Popups generate sales. Therefore, popups on gglass.

...unless you subscribe to the special-edition ad-free app, only $19.99 per month.
I still don't get it.

iPads are also expensive, but Navionics has never given me a popup and purchasing it was a one-time cost, not $19.99 per month.

A lot of people don't seem to understand the difference between free apps and pay apps. If you're using an app or website for free, then you're not the consumer, you're the product. If it's free then you should expect popups and marketing and distractions.

If it's a pay app, then you are the consumer and it is reasonable to expect to be free of marketing. None of the sailing apps I've purchased blast me with marketing or popups. I expect it will be the same for any apps purchased on Google Glass.

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I suspect some of us are just having a little luddite fun. I wish I could find a cartoon I saw years ago. The gist of it goes like this:

Airliner cockpit, interior view from behind pilots, we see out the windshield they are on final approach & nearing the ground; both pilots are staring, horrified, at the instrument panel displaying this message:

"Your trial period of 'Glass Cockpit, Mk IV' has expired. To continue using this software suite, please enter your Customer I.D. code and credit card information. Thank you for using 'Glass Cockpit'.
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Thanks, Google Glass.
Well, lesson learned - you get what you pay for. Next time you want to rely on safety, you won't choose the 'free' apps which are paid for through making you the product sold to advertisers

I'm sure, in the real world, you wouldn't rely on free apps to keep your family safe, I know I wouldn't, so I cannot imagine such a tale would unfold for you

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I don't get why people keep talking about popups and advertising. None of this happens in Navionics or any other sailing apps for iPad or Android, why do you think they would on sailing apps for Google Glass?
They wouldn't. We won't and we've been selling mapping applications since the second iPhone (i.e. when they started embedding GPS in the phones).
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yeah Im just playing around...having fun a bit

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It's cool. Fun should be had in this topic.
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GREETINGS EARTHLING : With all this Tecno stuff and information the chances of people sailing the navigation instuments instead of just SAILING THE BOAT how many accidents are caused by over-reliance on instrumantation instead of keeping a look out ?
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I posted something to that effect a few pages back and have seen it happen, however keeping the fun in this thread Ill let it pass... jajajaja

over reliance on anything is a recipe for disaster...as sailors we should have redundant and alternate systems to help us when we need it...
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over reliance on anything is a recipe for disaster...as sailors we should have redundant and alternate systems to help us when we need it...
I agree. I imagine anyone relying solely on Google Glass is going to be considered as foolish as those that rely solely on a chart-plotter mounted on their boat.

That some idiots will rely too much on a tool doesn't make the tool bad for the task. Just because one shouldn't use a hammer for every job around the home doesn't mean it hasn't a place in the toolbox. Chart plotters are very useful, Glass could be as well (if way too expensive for me to give them a whirl in that role!).
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bent I think that sums up my opinion and thoughts on the matter too, almost to the T...

mechanics and engine builders always say there is a tool for every job and I agree, the same applies to systems on a boat to a lesser extent if you will...

in the end we just need to be ALERT, on the lookout and always prepared for the worst case scenario...

if that means having gglass as a backup or something else as a backup to gglass then I think you are fine...and wish you happy sailing...

if your some dufus with just an iphone no vhf, or gps, or horn, or signal or nav lights and expect your iphone will do everything for you including wipe your ass that is where I draw the line and say no...you are wrong!

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