AC on an iPad, Android coming too
Jeff Siegel of Active Captain (discussed here recently) is the first developer to submit a mock-up showing what his software might look like on an iPad (in response to my challenge), and it's so intriguing it deserves a quickie entry. It hadn't even occurred to me that POIs could be neatly listed in the order a cruiser would encounter them along a given route. They can be filtered, too; in this case only marinas offering special deals are showing. I believe those deals are examples of the co-op advertising AC mentioned in their recent newsletter, and they look like a win-win thing to me. Altogether, the Active Captain Companion app, which will likely be free, sure looks like a good use of the iPad's portability, connectivity, screen size, and extra interface options. Jeff plans something similar for Android phones and tablets using the Layar environment. I'm hoping we'll see more marine mock-ups for all these platforms.