Jan 23 2011
When walking along the coast line, you will frequently see ships on their voyage and there are a couple of Apps which will help you identify their, name, class and purpose.
The First App is called Ship Finder, which uses the near real time AIS maps, along with the iPhone’s technology to display all the ships in your nearby area on a top down view map or satellite image.
Pressing once on each ship will display it’s Name, Class and Current location, and by clicking on the label will display the full profile of the vessel, including a photograph as shown below.
The second App is called Ships Ahoy! and compliments the Ship finder App well. Using the iPhones Camera and navigation hardware it presents a real time, Augmented Reality view of the world infront of you, if there are any ships in view an information bubble will appear over the vessel displaying basic infomation about the ship. Pressing the bubble will open a new screen outlining further about the ship.
Both Apps are availble from the App Store