Maritime API in Mobile Apps Examples
Maritime data and ship position data are very dynamic and therefore it is hard to collect and store it. That is why many apps prefer to simply use maritime API to connect to the databases about ships and port information.
Hereon you will see the use cases of API in the real world and hopefully, you will get inspired to start with your own similar project.
Free Maritime Apps
There are a few handy apps that use maritime API to update sailors and hobbyists about different aspects of ships, ports, and other related maritime data.
Maritime Data Use Cases
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is an international trade union federation of transport workers’ unions which includes almost 150 countries in the federation. ITF created a free mobile app where you can find a vessel by the ship name or IMO number of a vessel. You can also lookup an inspector or related union information and contact ITF with the contact details provided.
See the example of the information you would typically get if you look up the vessel you are interested it.
You recieve static information about ship such as IMO number, status, Inspection history and more. Also, you have an option to recieve live location of a vessel.
Maritime API in Mobile Apps
How Can You Use Maritime Data?
All in all, after Datalastic gathers AIS data, developers can access it via REST API on datalastic.com.
You can use the data to track ships, perform analytics or integrate maritime data in your application or project for further uses. Also, based on your project and integration with dynamic maritime AIS data it is only up to you, your imagination and creativity how to use the information.
To conclude, it is up to you how to use the API key to get maximum out of vessels data. Give it a try and see how flexible and intuitive it is to use with Datalastic API.
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