Garmin has decided to close its San Francisco office, resulting in the loss of most of the team that built MotionBased, the original Garmin Connect platform, which was acquired by Garmin in 2005. A new website, The GC Team, has been posted, saying:
On February 8, 2010 Garmin decided to shut down operations at its San Francisco office and move all Garmin Connect product management/development back to headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. For as much as the team in San Francisco loves working on Garmin Connect, most of us – if not all – are choosing not to relocate to Kansas.
We’ve created this site to showcase what and how we built Garmin Connect. And most importantly, we’d like to introduce you to our talented team that made Garmin Connect one of the top fitness and outdoor recreation websites in the world.
It is unknown how this will affect future development of the popular (and promising) Garmin Connect site.