Social Media Ahoy!. 30/01/2017
The 2016 edition of the ARC Atlantic crossing saw an interesting evolution with regards to social messaging and keeping in touch between other boats and to shore.WhatsApp is a widely used social messaging app which arguably replaces SMS messaging between mobile phones. So why the surprise that we might use it on a yacht?Well, communications costs typically increase as you move away from home and so especially over satellite links, it’s important to use ultra efficient ways of communicating. Previously that has typically meant only simple text emails, and even then only with the assistance of specialist compression software such as teleport-mail from MailASail.However, recently there has been an increase in takeup of faster satellite systems such as Iridium Pilot. These are somewhat more... Click here for more info..