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All marinas and achorages in one app!

Hi all!

Together with my 4 good friends and sailing enthusiasts we are always looking for memorable sailing experiences. During our trips on the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and sailing around the Canary Islands and Thailand, we found that there was no simple way to have the essential info about marinas and anchorages at hand. Review, great anchores etc.

We decided to create it ………………….a free app that helps you find that hidden gems and get the most out of your next sailing experience!

We are still in development phase and we are learning every day. This is your chance to work with us to influence how the app will look and perform.

If you want to participate, please visit

moorspots.com/beta-test/

and follow the instructions.

Thanks a million!

The Moorspots team
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Re: All marinas and achorages in one app!

This already exists. ActiveCaptain


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Yep, just joined, though it was a bit of a hassle to get logged on.

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Re: All marinas and achorages in one app!

Yes, I think they already exist: ActiveCaptain and Waterway Guide to name a couple of the biggies. How will this new one improve on what’s out there?

Soon we’re going to see meta services pop up so they can index all the various databases, just like has happened hotels and flights. There are so many services we now need services to search all the services.

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Yes, I think they already exist: to name a couple of the biggies. How will this new one improve on what’s out there?

Soon we’re going to see meta services pop up so they can index all the various databases, just like has happened hotels and flights. There are so many services we now need services to search all the services.
Thanks Mike,

Indeed there some apps available, however we find them not user friendly and do not offer what we have in mind. Moorspots is really aiming at a simple to use app that allows you to simply plan your trip, even when your time is limited (e.g. one week charter) so that you won't miss any of the great spots around. So its more about the experience and sharing rather than building a database that is hard to navigate.

Curious to here what you think. In the mean time, we have the beta-test open for any sailor who want to try the app and give a some feedback.

moorspots.com/beta-test/

Thanks! Marco

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Re: All marinas and achorages in one app!

Still not understanding what differentiates this new product. As mentioned above, it's been done and other apps already have substantial user reviews/ratings, marine chart overlays, etc. They even integrate and overlay raymarine chartplotter data and several third party navigation apps. How will this new app be better?


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Well, since you're only catering to iPhones right now, ~2/3rds of people will (by default) have to stick with what's already out there instead since they don't have iOS.

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Re: All marinas and achorages in one app!

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Thanks Mike,

Indeed there some apps available, however we find them not user friendly and do not offer what we have in mind. Moorspots is really aiming at a simple to use app that allows you to simply plan your trip, even when your time is limited (e.g. one week charter) so that you won't miss any of the great spots around. So its more about the experience and sharing rather than building a database that is hard to navigate.

Curious to here what you think. In the mean time, we have the beta-test open for any sailor who want to try the app and give a some feedback.

moorspots.com/beta-test/

Thanks! Marco
Marco - if most of your data is Med-based, Europe-based, etc. - you really should contact Waterway Guide to see about a possible partnership. They have a very robust app with great data already and though it is currently more US-centric, I know they are looking to expand their coverage to global cruising.

Just a thought.
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