Category "Site Updates"

Getting ready for take off: Fleetmon V2

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after quiet some loops and changes over the last weeks, we are now starting the BETA test of the new version of Fleetmon with our supporters and all AIS sharers. There will be access for this group after login (selected users). We are planning to release the new version asap. Eager to hear your opinions and feedback :-)

Update, Friday 2010-11-12

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[+] puuh, we’ve got a new server up and running, hoping there are some speed improvements
[+] worked on all those fixes, related to change of backend

[+] added new AIS antenna: Panama, Panama City !!!! We love it !!!
[+] added new AIS antenna: Bahamas: Nassau
[+] added new AIS antenna: Netherlands: Njimegen

[*] fixed My ImageManager, now able to handle a couple thousand images
[*] MyVesselList reworked, with new layout
[*] Vessel History adjusted, now reflecting all former recorded signals of vessel-hull
[*] VesselData added
[*] TinyUploader fixed (wrong IMO assignment in seldom cases:-)


Update: Friday 2010-10-08

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[+] new AIS antenna: Zeebrugge, BE
[+] new AIS antenna: Stavanger, NO
[+] new AIS antenna: Vigo, SP

[+] Fleetmon V2: released first alpha version to limited user group, defined timeline to bring the new client online for all users

[+] lots of work in creating new API
[+] new admin functions for image-moderators for flagging and making users aware of quality and copyright issues




Fleetmon :mobile v.1.3 checked in

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fleetmon-mobile_v1-3_list-viewwe spend quiet some time on the complete rewrite of Fleetmon :mobile for the iPhone and iPad over the last month. During development of the client we also changed the database schemata to decrease the delay of position info down to 2secs and opened an API for most of the services.
We believe there is no other software available for mobile devices, which shows more current information of vessel positions and better images :-) (thanks to the help of all of you!)
Yes, the improvements will be visible on the DS platform also and especcially in the new Version 2 of Fleetmon, coming soon.

– Complete rewrite of Fleetmon :mobile for multi device support
– iPad-Support (incl. rotation, one version of app for iPhone and iPad: do not pay twice when using your iPad)
– Retina-Support, new icons and images for the high resolution screens
– New default: first start geopos is Germany, W’muende :-)
– Storage of all App-Settings for multitasking use
– reducing delay of vessel position view to 2secs !!
– New Fleetmon API on server
– cleaning minor bugs, glitches in App
– New “start” and “about” screens

– New  automatic MapReloadSwitch in config settings (default = off)
– New reload control visualizing the Pinchdelay (automatic reload after map move)
– New colored type icons for list views
– New  verbal location info in Spotter Mode (useful when browsing pure SAT maps)

– Faster Search, reducing position delay to < 3sec
– New thumbnail images of vessels

– New reload/update button in port lists
– New map view in port section

GERMAN translation______________
– vollständig neue Umsetzung der App auf Multi-Geräteunterstützung
– iPad-Support (mit Rotation), kaufen Sie eine App und nutzen Sie Fleetmon auf iPhone und iPad
– Anpassungen für iOS 4, FastAppSwitch
– natürlich wurden neue Grafiken speziell für iPhone 4 erstellt :-)
– alle Nutzerinfos werden gespeichert, “da weitermachen, wo aufgehört”
– Echtzeit Schiffspositionen (geben Sie sich nicht mit Stundenintervallen zufrieden)
– Neue Fleetmon API des Servers
– Neue Start und Info Screens
– Performance verbessert, Glitches beseitigt

– Neue automatische Reload-Funktion wählbar
– Neue Status-Anzeigen für Hafeninfo und Update-Intervalle
– Neue farbige Typ-Icons in Schiffslisten (konsistent mit Digital-Seas und Marinetraffic)
– Design-Anpassung im Detail-View zur besseren Lesbarkeit/Scanbarkeit

– Schnellere Suche, Positionsanzeige unverzögert ab 3sec
– Neue Listen Darstellung der Schiffsbilder

– Neue Updatemöglichkeit für die Portlisten
– Neue Mapanzeige in der Portlistung

Update: Friday, 2010-07-30

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[+] new AIS antenna: Maledives, Malé
[+] new AIS antenna: Portugal, Lisbon
[+] new AIS antenna: USA, Jacksonville, Florida
[*] stronger, more reliable AIS stations in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg

… and many more to come in the next weeks, watch out!

[+] new Live Reports feature: Quickly report on ship accidents, irregularities and events of common interest! Let the world now what’s going on in just a second. Report positions outside AIS coverage. It’s twittering for Digital Seas!
[+] new “DS Vessel Search” plugin for Firefox: search for vessels like you do on Google!
[*] improved overall image quality, sorting out wrongly assigned images with the help of our tirelessly working Image Admin team
[*] improved member profile page: all contributions in a single compact view

Update: Friday, 2010-06-04

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[+] added new AIS antenna: UK, Strait of Dover
[+] added new AIS antenna: UK, around Ramsgate, (mobile)
[+] added new AIS antenna: NL, Terschelling
[+] added new AIS antenna: SP, Tenerife Island
[+] added new AIS antenna network: DK, North Sea, west of Denmark

[+] added search box for browser integration (get it from the start page)
[+] added color coding and list style for vessel search (cool, we think: got copied by VT in only a week :-) )
[+] added last Tracking, Vessels, Ports, Images list for logged in user, faster changing of section
[+] added thumbs up function, replacing image voting with stars
[+] added master image flag for vessel (available to ImageAdmins, 3min update time), representing image is shown with ‘star’
[-] removed pager on VesselDetailPage

[*] cleared up site structure
[*] fixed mobile api, still showing deleted images
[*] started coding on vessel data editor

Check out the new search layout

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We thought it was a good idea when Stevo wished for a better markup of search results.
So please find the new layout enabled for the search field and give us some feedback. Hope this will make your daily lookup a bit faster and more fun :-)

Update, 2010-06-04:
– new colorcoding system to distinct searchresults even better :-)
– checkout the search vessel browser integration



THANKS to all commenters!

ps. we really enjoy pushing the development of all vessel tracking sites :-) let’s see how fast we get copied this time