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All Top Uploaders and Sharers upgraded!

Good news for all top ship spotters on Fleetmon.com: If you have more than 500 active ship photos, your account has just been upgraded to a free Fleetmon Unlimited plan.

All AIS sharers have already received a free upgrade during the weekend, so that now all the kind people driving the Fleetmon community get a little reward for their contributions.

(If you think that you should receive an upgrade, too, but have been left out by mistake, just get in touch and we will fix that quickly!)

FleetMon Mobile: v1.6 released in App store

December 17th, 2011 FleetMon Mobile

We will continue to deliver the best vessel tracking App available for the iPhone and iPad.
What’s New in this Version * NOTE: FleetMon Mobile needs free account on www.fleetmon.com website (formerly digital-seas.com), please check your username/Password on “Xtra” tab *

We’ve launched a complete new companion website: www.fleetmon.com, the first open Ship Wiki on the web, delivering access to more then 250.000 vessel datasets. FleetMon Mobile is now giving you direct mobile access to this huge database.

Continuous development without fast version number hops,
please rate this App in the Store.

✔ Interface: New: icons for vessels not in motion (streamlined with FleetMon Explorer Desktop)
✔ Added coverage layer for zoomed out views
✔ new: Vessel labels for zoomed in “port views”
✔ new: “port” and “sea” buttons on map for faster zooming (patents pending :-)

✔ complete rewrite of mapping module, adding speed and new layers
✔ much faster vessel photos due to new image servers
✔ faster and smooth reloading while moving the map, also new data cloud servers installed
✔ New: “News” display for server status and fleetmon.com Blog news
✔ adjusting authentication schema for the new relaunched fleetmon.com platform

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1.5.7
✔ Added compatibility to the upcoming version of iOS.
✔ Fixed some issues related to indexed tables.
✔ Added changeable radius in Spotter (Xtra -> turn iPhone to landscape mode).

1.5.6
✔ Improved network code to handle server-side glitches, even more elegant.
✔ Adds a fix to nail down a pretty rare bug handling thumbs. Thanks to all the contributors involved, you know who you are! :-)
Please rate, if You like FleetMon.

1.5.5
✔ Enhanced stability for iOS version prior to 4.3.3. 

1.5.4
✔ Fixed a minor issue that could lead to an empty map.
✔ Reduced memory footprint (run more apps faster at the same time)

1.5.3
✔ new: Coverage layer added to FleetMon’s spotter map.
✔ new: Improved vessel search.
✔ Fixed some minor glitches and issues

1.5.2
✔ new: flicker free update of vessel positions on map
✔ new: swipe gesture to delete vessels from “My Fleet”
✔ new: status feedback in message bar
✔ Fixed bugs to improve stability

1.5.1
- for users having difficulties to input their login data, we adjusted the interface (my Fleet)
- fixing a memory leak
- new map switch

Since

1.5
Ooh Boy, this update marked the biggest effort since the release of Fleetmon :mobile in Fall 2009.
Functions:
✔ new: “My Fleet” Function, manage the same Fleet list on your device and on fleetmon.com website
✔ new: Gallery of Ship Images , only accept the best in quality in full resolution for the iPhone (retina) and iPad
✔ new: Feedback function: send reports and comments from inside the app
✔ new: supoport for portrait and landscape mode on all devices
✔ new: map display with literal of sea area and nearest port for better orientation
✔ new: reDesign of vessel detail tab for faster overview and readability
✔ new: listing of last ports now also available on detail page (just swipe down…)

General:
✔ testet with iOS 4.3 on iPhone and iPad,
✔ local image cache for reducing the data volume of transmission
✔ new server for optimizing image resolution of various end-devices
✔ implementing functional authentification against Fleetmon.com
(70% of our net-traffic was created by scraping third party apps)
✔ adoption to multitasking and memory available, saving all task states
✔ new APIs for all services, new servers (of course… :-)

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Maintenance Team starts night shift

Here is an image from our planning session this night, right befire we start the works to switch over the Fleetmon service to a new environment. The team is “still” optimistic, we do have 2 degrees with lots of rain here in Rostock. Best circumstances to start a night shift. Fridge is filled, plans are made…. lets go.

 

Scheduled (end of year) maintenance 2011-12-14, 22:00-00:00 UTC

Dear friends of Digital Seas, on Wednsday night we will take care for our databases and switch to new cloud based services. This will bring a downtime for our main site, which we estimate with around two hours until midnight.
For about this time , access to FleetMon Explorer and the website as well as photo uploads will not be possible.

Thanks for your patience, stay tuned and be surprised with the results!

Welcome to new AIS ports and areas! 2011-11

November 17th, 2011 FleetMon.com News


Hey, we’re a little late this time, but still: Welcome to new ports and areas on Digital Seas, Fleetmon AIS and Fleetmon mobile! This is the roundup of new stations to date:

  • France, Nice: happy spotting of Yachts in the ports of the Cote d’Azur!
  • Argentina, Buenos Aires – thanks Francisco!
  • Australia, Darwin – thanks Mike!
  • Spain, Costa Blanca – thanks Ken!
  • Greece, Athena and Piraeus
  • Germany, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven: better coverage
  • Spain, Lanzarote – thanks David!
  • Sweden, Norrkoping – thanks Bjorn!
  • Australia, Bunbury – thanks Alek!

New: The FM Photobox App – fascinating ship photography

It’s simply fantastic to see the great pictures added on Fleetmon.com every day, shared by people with the same passion on ships and photography (A huge “thumbs up” to all of you!), and just about every day there’s a real pearl among the new uploads.

Now, we felt we must give this fantastic photo stuff the attention that it deserves, because even the most fascinating photos sometimes just remain hidden somewhere in the huge Fleetmon database.
That’s why we make a fresh start and now have the pleasure to announce something completely new: The Digital Seas Photobox! It’s a mobile phone “App” for iPhones and Android phones, presenting the newest and the best images on Digital Seas, galleries of cruise ships, night shots, majestic tall ships, impressive offshore vessels, powerful tugs in action, highest rated pictures…

Photobox on the iPhone

Photobox on the iPhone


Lean back and browse through the galleries – on your sofa, while waiting at the bus stop or on the next ship to arrive. You can save your favorite images in “My Photobox” and carry them with you for offline viewing.

See what it looks like on the new Photobox page, download from Android Market and AppStore and give it a try. The Photobox has new stuff for you every day!

We hope you like the new Photobox App and are looking forward to your comments and ideas! Enjoy!

Welcome to new AIS ports and areas! 2011-09

September 13th, 2011 FleetMon.com News

Welcome to new ports and areas on Digital Seas, Fleetmon and Fleetmon mobile! This is the summer 2011 roundup:

  • Mexico, Manzanillo
  • Italy, Naples and Sicily
  • Antilles, Curacao Wilhelmstad
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Persian Gulf with better coverage
  • more Chinese ports, Hong Kong
  • Ukraine, Izmail, Danube River Delta
  • Germany, Berlin
  • Germany, Elbe-Havel channel
  • Germany, Rhine

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