Category "Site Updates"

Update: Friday, 2009-10-09

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statistics: we crossed the 9.000 permanent tracked vessels this month,  almost 90.000 vessels in the database, 16.000 vessels with images…

going for a mindopen dive now:

[+] added new page: My Vessel List (list of monitored vessels)
[*] changed vessel lists + vessel thumbnails to new option of monitoring

[+] added new page: My Ship Finder (visualizing SP XML files)
[+] added new page: Uploads Timeline (all image uploads browsable)

[+] added new Tutorials in the FAQ section (you can listen to Lars voice in the iPhone demo:-)
[+] created new Page explaining DynDNS in the FAQ section

[+] API extensions for Fleetmon :mobile for zone alerts

[*] reaching milestone 2/3  in Fleetmon V2 development

[?] did you try the sitewide search lately ?

Check out your ShipPlotter file right away

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my_ship_finder_20090926Users frequently ask about a way to transfer XML files of their ShipPlotter installation back and forth with us. We created a quick way to visualize these files and after using it for a while we will share it with you. Go and grab the widget for use in your site.
This is also a nice test for the rendering engine of the upcoming Fleetmon Version 2.0. So check out the performance and discover another great feature already built into this interface:
recall of the vessels 3 month history track in blasting speed !

Please test here the SP XML visualizer

Update: Wednsday, 2009-09-09

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[+] added new AIS antenna: Germany, Düsseldorf  (inland AIS)
[+] added new AIS antenna: NL, Enkhuizen
[+] added new AIS antenna: Spain, covering Strait of Gibraltar
[+] added new AIS antenna: GB, Greenok
[+] added new AIS antenna: GB, Falmouth
[+] added new AIS antenna: USA, Cincinetti, Ohio River

[*] changed main menue for new ports sections
[+] added complete new section PORTS (vessels present and arrivals)
[+] added new PORT-DETAIL pages
[+] added new iPhone optimized Port pages
[*] adjusted table view of last movements on VesselDetailPage (now sortable)
[*] changed BLOG location to OpenSpace area
[*] adjusted QuickNav to new menue structure

[+] added admin tools for vote controlling

[+] added automatic image addition for missing vessels in  Rostock-Port (port entry camera shoot)
[+] added admin tools for vote controlling
[+] added admin tools for image quality controlling
[+] added admin tools for image copyright controlling
[+] added Fleetmon twitter feet to BLOG section

[*] Bug fix for search list in Fleetmon for iPhone

Update: Thursday, 2009-08-20

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[+] added iPhone page with ScreenCast
[+] added iPhone ForumSection
[+] added Image Pager on VesselDetailPage
[+] added VesselThumbNail on ImageDetailPage

[-] removed pager on VesselDetailPage

[*] changed label speed of vessel from km/h to kn on VesselDetailPage
[*] fixed link to user profiles from ImageDetailPage
[*] finished API to database for external access
[*] base coding for site wide search created

-Recent Ports- integrated and New -Voyage info-

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Last weekend was tough. When adding six brand new harddrives to the server, the sync process took almost 12hours, which was quiet a burden for the server, when all of you came from the weekend, ready to start up Fleetmon in the morning. The database is in full effect, with lots of new opportunities. Now there is enough space and faster drives too and also some exciting new features implemented.


Over the last weeks Thomas worked on a zone scheme and alerting functions. We are taking snapshots of regions and ports the vessels are in, storing this into a new database.
We started using this new info by adding a “recent ports” list on the vessel detail page, running for a week now. Be prepared for more to come and tell us, how you like it.


Also our graphic skills got some chances due to new Vessel-Type-Icons. Streamlining them with the color-scheme of our friends at marinetraffic,  should make it easy for users to learn reading charts here and on other sites. We will use this icons in the new Fleetmon Client and other apps.

One will be the new Fleetmon iPhone Client, which is about to be released at the apple website in the next two weeks. This is cool stuff, with a special “spotter” mode, we will give you the insides, as soon the approval was succesfullwith apple.

This really took some time to program, and now we can fully concentrate on the Site again, defining milestones for Fleetmon V2.
Thomas and me will take a short holiday break next week, some time to relax and write mails again.
All of you have a nice summer too.

Update: Wednesday, 2009-07-08

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We did not want to withhold some Fleetmon internas from you, since we attached great value to this matter. (screenshots of App)
Over the last week Thomas programmed a Flash-Application which makes monitoring quiet simple for us. Now we will get alerted about new sources, it calculates the coverage of antennas, shows the last reception and gives us values like: Raws/minute, range in Kilometers and stream quality.
It will make live easier for us with now more then 50 active AIS sources.

[+] added new internal tool for source monitoring, coverage measuring
[+] added new statistic tool, programmed in Flash