Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ActiveCaptain Community

(1:03) I know that some of you also receive the weekly ActiveCaptain newsletter which comes out Wednesday morning. The message from last week is important, so I am repeating it with some modifications specific to marinas. My goal is to get you ready for the changes that are happening.

(0:55) The Garmin acquisition of ActiveCaptain was the beginning of many new capabilities that will be rolling out in the next couple of months. Behind the scenes there are new servers, new configurations, and updated systems. There are new people in place who are handling the flow of data received from the community.

(0:47) The first big change is the combination of the ActiveCaptain and eBoatCards websites. eBoatCards.com is disappearing. ActiveCaptain.com is becoming the combined website. It has the user interface of eBoatCards but combines all of ActiveCaptain inside. This combined website will be known as the ActiveCaptain Community.

(0:38) We're doing this because the ActiveCaptain Community website has the expansion possibilities for adding features that we all want from this crowd-sourced, community data.

(0:26) The new website goes live this week. One critical thing you need to do is to make sure you have setup your eBoatCards account. By logging into eBoatCards, your account will be preset for working with the new website. Just follow these steps:

  • Go to http://www.eboatcards.com and click the LOGIN button. Log in with your normal ActiveCaptain account email and password. You don't have to register a new account - you already have an account
  • Select the type that best fits your business: marina, boatyard, or business. If you are a Partner, contact me to add a Partner designation to your card.
  • Fill in the information, read and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and upload a profile image. I suggest your image be your logo or some other image that will indicate your business. You can always upload or change your image at a later time. Then select Create New Card.
(0:08) Our goal is that you won't notice any changes as all the servers are updated. But with so many apps, versions, and technologies running on these servers, there may be unexpected issues that arise. Please contact me with any questions or problems.

(0:02) And that's the marina minute.