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Ship Finder shows live moving ships on a worldwide map. The intuitive design combined with incredible performance puts you in control. Watch in full screen, view in AR, search, add filters and so much more!
Ship Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 20,000+ ships simultaneously.
Our incredible app performance means that you can see all tracked vessels at once - no clustering here!
Simply tap a ship to see its name, type, photos, speed, dimensions and much more.
Powerful features such as filters, search, night mode and the ability to save favourite ships are included. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!).
Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or ports of interest.
You can even use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify ships out at sea using your device camera.
Ship Finder works by picking up AIS ship feeds used by all passenger vessels, vessels over 300 tons and increasingly by smaller pleasure craft and yachts. This technology is actually faster than radar and is used by vessels for safety and navigation.
Ship Finder provides near real time “virtual radar” AIS maps. It’s easy to use and is an amazing app for anyone interested in shipping, cruising and sailing in ports and locations across the world. It’s also great if you simply want to know what boats are out there or want to see where your friends and family are. Ship Finder is also used extensively by maritime professionals and mariners.
Our global AIS coverage is impressive and expanding all of the time as we add new AIS feeds and receivers. Please check www.shipfinder.co regularly to see the latest coverage.
Pinkfroot are committed to customer service and continually improve our Ship Finder apps based on feedback. Why not join our online community at www.pinkfroot.com or if you have any questions please email us via email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
Disclaimer: Ship Finder should not be used for navigational purposes.
Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation.
What's New in Version 9.0.0
We've been working hard on iOS 9 features!
This one includes...
• Split Screen multi-tasking! On certain iPad models you can open another app alongside, why not try Plnane Finder?
• Incredible performance - view all tracked ships at once! No more clustering!!
We hope that you've noticed that our coverage gets better and better too. Thank you to everyone that shares their AIS data with us. Please let us know if you would like to become a part of our network by sharing AIS data.
Thanks as always for all of your feedback and comments too. We do listen - as you have hopefully noticed!!
Each new version wipes out old reviews so please help us by leaving a new review. You should be prompted in a few days time!
We cannot reply to reviews so if you have any feedback for us please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we always reply.
I bought this app after being delighted with Pinkfoot's "Plane Finder".
Ship finder is probably ok when you are near a busy harbour, but otherwise disappointing.
I am currently 100km south of Durban, South Africa. Ship Finder shows me a number of vessels immediately outside Durban. However, the large tanker and container vessel currently passing in front of me are not shown. In fact there seems to be no sea traffic at all around the South African coast except immediately outside the major ports.
This is disappointing. I visit this location in SA regularly and there are always ships passing. It would be interesting to identify them.
Have to keep buying it!
It seems that every time I buy a new iPad or iPhone, ShipFinder forgets who I am, this is the third time I have purchased it now, yet the free version remembers me, no problem. It's a good app, but not easy to find which ships I am looking at when I look out to sea in the Dover Straits.
Good fun though and useful to know roughly what vessels are out there and where.
Having retired from Dover Coastguard 10 years ago, it's handy to pick up my iPad and see a similar screen to what I used to work on every day.
Problems on iPhone4 (non-S)
• It is no longer possible to zoom in on the ship photos, in my old iPhone4. The pinch gestures are not handled correctly. Sometimes a shipname is displayed as a string of digits and the photos would give you the name, if zoom was functional.
• The "unified version" release means I have paid for this app twice over so 2 stars until the zoom problem is fixed.
• Receiver stations are on land and max range is about 30 miles.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 15 September 2015
- Version: 9.0.0
- Size: 21.2 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: pinkfroot limited
- © pinkfroot limited 2010-2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.