Monday, 24 December 2012

SEAiq 2.2.1 errata

Some users have pointed out they cannot read details of ActiveCaptain markers in version 2.2.1 unless you purchase the paid upgrade.  We've confirmed this and will fix it in the next release: you will have full access to ActiveCaptain data for free.  We apologize for the oversight.

Your Cruising Editor: Best Boating iPad Apps of 2012

Your Cruising Editor posted a review of Best Boating iPad Apps of 2012.  We were pleased to find the SEAiq apps in the list.

From the review: "the top question readers ask me, 'How can I interface my boats’ systems to my iPad?'"  We agree this is very important.  In fact, SEAiq apps are the only charting apps from the review that interface to boating systems using NMEA and AIS over WiFi.  The Garmin and RayMarine apps are limited to connecting to their own systems using the companies' closed protocols: if don't have a Garmin or RayMarine chart plotter, you are simply out of luck.

Also from the review: "SEAiq Open is unique for allowing users to install their own charts, including S-57, S-63, and CM93 charts, which means that you don’t have to purchase the same charts you’ve already bought a few times over."

Happy Holidays!

Friday, 21 December 2012

SEAiq version 2.2.1

We are pleased to announce version 2.2.1 of the SEAiq apps.  Besides fixing a number of minor issues, the main change was to enable ActiveCaptain support without a paid upgrade.  Users can now use SEAiq Free and SEAiq Open apps with the ActiveCaptain guidebook, at no cost.