Connections App

Free smartphone app for connecting with local communities while outdoors.


Connections App Features

Our 3rd generation application has grown into a global recreation community. Over the past three years, we have added addtional features so that users can find exactly what they need around them or in places where they are planning on visiting.

Interactive Map

Outdoor map locations for boat ramps, restaurants, bars, sandbars, camping spots, beaches, dive sites, hiking trails, mile markers on navigable waterways. You can even add places of interest on the map to share.

Local Weather

While browsing the interactive map or looking over the cool NOAA Charts, you can also see Tidal and Weather details in the area you are checking out!

Local Marketplace

A brand new way to shop locally or across the country. Community businesses can list for free and showcase specials or events.


Community Forum

Interact with the local community. Share posts, images, or videos and map them in the app. Plus, location sharing and a SMART-SOS service to alert local users or friended app users when you need help.

Connections App – Special Event Services

2019 Miami Boat Show

Miami International Boat Show Connections App

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show and RaftUp Technologies have reached a partnership agreement for the 2019 Miami International Boat Show to enhance attendees’ experience when getting to and from the show. RaftUp is providing an app – Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show Connections – and onsite transportation enhancements, including digital screens, which will display real-time arrival and departure updates for the boat show’s expanded water taxi services, in addition to schedule information on shuttle bus routes. The new, conveniently available information will better allow attendees and exhibitors to plan their time at the show

Project Feedback

Larry Berryman

Larry Berryman

Vice President and Director of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

“Having a better foothold on the new location at Miami Marine Stadium and learnings from previous years helped guide us to decisions that made the overall show experience for everyone more seamless and enjoyable, from beginning to end. We look forward to building off of this year’s best practices for 2020.

NEW Chamber of Commerce Partnership

We are excited to announce a new geo-marketing partnership service for the RaftUp Connections App. We are creating a unique location-based community marketing platform within the RaftUp Connections App so that partner tourism and chambers of commerce can easily manage and share information about their local area, post events, connect their websites, showcase their members and allow visitors and residents a great way to discover local businesses.

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Lake of the Ozarks – Connections App Experience

We have some exciting news to share with our Lake of the Ozarks RaftUp users! RaftUp is teaming up with the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to bring you the “Lake of the Ozarks Experience” mobile application powered by RaftUp! We are excited to complete this project with the Lake Area Chamber and plan to roll this out in September. 

Desire A Community App?

Would you like to have a mobile app for your community? Would you like an app that compliments your existing social and digital presence? Would you like to be able to collaborate with existing printed materials while also driving member engagement and conversions? Give us a shout and we can give you the power of the Community Connections App today! Every partner also qualifies for revenue sharing. Contact us today to learn more or email to find out more.

K.C. Cloke

K.C. Cloke

Executive Director Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

“As technology advances, so does the need to expand our services not only to our membership but to the visitors who rely on the Lake Area Chamber as a resource” stated K.C. Cloke, Executive Director for the Lake Area Chamber. “Currently our resources consist of a printed Community Map, a printed Business Directory, and also an online directory however we were missing a market that is growing daily; mobile app users.”

App Stats & Feedback

App Users

Average App Rating

New Users Added Daily

A little over 3 years ago my friends and I were in a boating accident. It was very scary and it took the first responders awhile to find us since we weren’t sure exactly where we were. As soon as I found out about RaftUp I downloaded it and told everyone I knew to download it. I have not needed to use the app yet but I feel so much more safe when on the boat with friends and family!!!

It’s also a great way to advertise your business!!!

Thank you RaftUp for keeping me friends and family safe!

Brittney Laine Bennett

App User


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