Wednesday, 9 May 2012

New Apps for Waterways Users.

Eureauweb, producers of Water-way - the only integrated cruising guide, route planner and sat nav for the inland waterways - have worked with RCR to produce a series of regional navigational apps for both the Android and iPhone platforms. The results are applications that provide mapping and local information directly related to the inland waterways user for just £5.99 per region.
Getting reliable and useful information relating to your location on the waterways has, in the past, meant looking at a map or guidebook or having a GPS-enabled laptop/PC on-board.  But with fast growing number of people having Smartphones, it was obvious that before long someone would come up with an app to use the functionality of new technology to provide all the information needed by boaters.
The ‘e-canalmapp’ apps have been specifically designed for boaters and provide instant information about location, places of interest and waterway information (locks, bridges, moorings, etc.).  In the future, the apps will include additional features that will help simplify claims and accident assessment, and may even be developed to have an 'panic' button in case of emergency. Features like this are currently provided by some automotive rescue services on their apps but this is a first for the waterways.
RCR will be providing one region of your choice to our members as a free membership benefit, with additional regions being available at a discount to members.  We will be launching this at Crick this year on stand KF46 in the Kingfisher Marquee, Crick Marina 1st - 4th June 2012 and anticipate a good take up.
Stephanie Horton, MD added, "RCR is very excited about this new development, part of our service to members is to deliver innovative solutions and services and this useful application is just one more example of this,...we know how valuable this will be which is why we have decided to offer this as a FREE download for all of our members....All RCR members will receive notification on how and where to download their regional map as soon as it is available, alternatively if members pop to the stand at crick we will help with installation and give them a demo of the software. These are exciting times for all boaters as we are starting to see technology being used to enhance the enjoyment of the waterways"
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