Our vessel tracking app “Fleetmon mobile” today got selected by Apple as a highlight, featuring it at the startpages of the iTunes AppStore. That is a nice result for the hard work on this software and the efforts to give you the really best in mobile vessel search and ship traffic monitoring.
statistics: – more then 35.000 users are registered – more then 11.000 vessels in permanent AIS coverage – more then 99.000 vessels in database – more then 1.000 Fleetmon :mobile users
new AIS receptions: [+] added new AIS antenna: Denmark: Fredericia [+] added new AIS antenna: Sweden: Vänersborg [+] added new AIS antennas: Belgium: Antwerp, Brussel, Zeebrugge [+] added new AIS antenna: Netherland: Terschelling, Leeuwarden [+] added new AIS antennas: Brazil: Sao Vicente, Salvador, Sao Lois [+] added new AIS antenna: China: Tianjin Xin Gang [+] added new AIS antenna: Indonesia: Kota Surabaya [+] added new AIS antennas: Singapur: Johor, Kota Kinabalu Kuching Melaka Miri Port Dickson Port Kelang Tanjung Pelepas Singapore Jurong Island Keppel – (East Singapore) Pulau Bukum Pulau Sebarok Serangoon Harbor
Site changes: [+] new image watermarking option in user profiles [+] added vessel history to vessel-detail page [*] added ETA in port arrival lists
[*] improved algorithm to determine vessel location (verbal) [+] added inland rivers/ports in Europe for location detection [*] much extended Fleetmon :mobile Version 1.2 released [+] new Fleetmon :mobile page [*] still working on vessel detail edit extension
We are always looking for new AIS coverage. If you could share a signal or establish a new antenna in your port of interest, let us know via: Contact
[*] new exclusive “pinch to fetch” feature (get updates on map move) [+] improved spotter mode (store last position, new callout buttons with flag and type icon, better performance) [*] faster listings for all vessels in area [*] rewrote the listing tab, faster, better info overview [+] new detail view of vessel, with ship images and last position map [*] much improved vessel-search, starts now with your last search
[+] new port listing, lists all vessels in a port, select regions, countrys and ports [+] configuration settings now inside the app
[*] new shiny app icon :-)
for our AIS coverage please research at http://www.fleetmon.com/ports
Late last week we put the finishing touches to a very special project we’ve been wanting to share with you for a while now. After many weeks of burning the midnight oil at JAKOTAs ofice in an effort to squeeze into it every drop of spotting goodness, we’ve finally completed work on the Fleetmon mobile app for the iPhone and sent it over to the nice people at Apple. And now guess what, we are talking about this not as a rumour, but an approved application in the Apple Store. So get your iPhone connected, or fire up iTunes and take a look yourself…
We thought it might be nice to show you a video of what we’ve built so far for you (still in the works, as of my writing…).
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.