Garmin BlueChart Mobile app where are you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Garmin is one of the biggest players in the marine industry when it comes to GPS, radar and charting hardware and software. They have released GPS apps for their street mapping programs but are taking their sweet time on releasing an app for their marine charts. They teased us with a press release back in February, which I wrote about. It gave us a taste of what is to come with their BlueChart Mobile app. They promised at that time that it would be released this summer.
I have been patiently waiting all summer and guess what? Summer came and went and no Garmin app. It is now November and still no app. What is the big hold up guys? How hard can it be to put together a world class charting app? Just kidding of course.
I know these things are complicated and I am sure they have to update their chart plotters software to talk to nicely with iPads and Android devices.
I know their is a BlueChart Mobile app in Beta. Traces of it have shown up on various sites while people have been testing it.
I also ran across a recently released YouTube video that show some of the features of the app in action. It look promising. Check it out and hopefully Garmin will release it soon if they get a bazillion hits on the video.
Really, now all I want for Christmas is my Garmin BlueChart Mobile app. What is on your Christmas list?
~~~~Sail On~~~ /)