My first iPhone app has been up on the Apple Store for a few weeks now – sales have been good so far. I, like many others, remember the rules and situations that I encounter most often. So, I was looking around at apps that would help me identify the navigation lights and shapes displayed by other vessels. What I found was a lot of apps and websites that were basically just electronic versions of a manual. What I wanted was something that I could easily punch in what I was seeing, and the app would quickly tell me what it could be. As opposed to flipping through a couple of hundred images. Something that I could use anywhere without needing a network connection.
I couldn’t find anything like this on the market, so I wrote one. It’s called Boat Lights and it’s available for the iPhone and the iPad.