December 12, 2013 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Wales, United Kingdom - Pocket Mariner, developer of nautical apps for boating enthusiasts, today launches the very first ship tracking app for Mac OS. Boat Watch, which has been a very popular app for users of iPhones and iPads, now enables Mac users to spot boats and ships and follow them on a real-time map. Boat Watch will also provide information about boats being tracked, including their names, types and destinations.
Many boating enthusiasts around the world who enjoy tracking boats have used the free Boat Watch to spot boats and ships and follow their journeys on oceans and other major waterways. For the first time ever, Mac users can also use Boat Watch's full mapping mode - leveraging the built-in maps from the latest Maverick OSX - to spot boats and ships and follow their journeys.
With an optional paid add-on feature, users who track a particular vessel will receive an alert when the boat sets sail or arrives. This feature is ideal for those with loved ones at sea, or for those interested in tracking ferries and rescue vessels - or following cargo across the world. This feature also provides full ship details such as speed, course, and country.
Boat Watch features include:
* Spotting any boat or ship via real-time AIS
* Seeing the Name, Type and Destination of each vessel
* Setting any boat as a "Favorite," and automatically tracking it on the map
* Searching and finding boats and places
* Sharing boats on Facebook, Twitter or by email
* OS X 10.9 or later
* 10.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Boat Watch 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category.
Electric Pocket has been developing mobile applications and solutions for over 10 years from its base in South Wales, UK. The company's award winning product portfolio includes apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. Electric Pocket provides engineering jump-start and consultancy services for companies looking to deliver great mobile products. Sony, Vodafone and Ericsson are a few of EP's top flight clients. In 2012, Electric Pocket began developing apps for boating enthusiasts under its Pocket Mariner brand. Copyright (C) 2013 Pocket Mariner Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.