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Pocket Mariner, developer of nautical apps for boating enthusiasts, has launched what it says is the very first ship tracking app for Mac OS X. 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, according to the folks at Pocket Mariner. 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, they add.
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 designed 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.
The free Boat Watch app is available in the Mac App Store. For more info go to http://boatwatchapp.com .