Monday, June 6, 2016

The 2017 cruise season is now availble

Updated for the 2017 cruise season with the following new features:

* daily display of the number of ships in port and passenger count
* 4 day weather forecast
* link to Port Everglades webcam
* map showing ships at berth for the selected day
* new Port Everglades map
* ability to show real time 30 day schedule on the opening screen
* include or exclude daily sailings from the real time schedule
* updated for iOS 9
* revised icons

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 - 2016 CruiseSchedule Now Available

CruiseSchedule for Port Everglades and the Port of San Diego is now available for the 2015 - 2016 cruise season.  Problems with the live data feed providing departure terminal and time information should now be resolved.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

2016 Cruise Season Submitted for Review

The 2016 cruise season update has been submitted to Apple, Inc. for their reviewing and publication in iTunes.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Real Time Interface

As of version 3.60, available October 2014, CruiseSchedule Port Everglades supports a near real-time update of ship sailing times and terminal assignments.  The data in CruiseSchedule stored locally within the app and created in the beginning of the cruise season.  As we all know schedules and assignments may change or it is possible I manually entered incorrect information.  The app now has a feature to automatically link to the Port Everglades harbormaster system and view updates which are made in near-real time (4 times per day).  This live schedule information is available for 30 days in advance of the ship's departure.  The information displayed is for the departure time and terminal number, not to changes in the itinerary.  To view the live data select a vessel of interest sailing within the next 30 days.  At the top of the page a link in red will appear 'SHOW TERMINAL AND DEPARTURE TIME'.  Click on this link.  Please note an internet connection is required to access this information.  You may now scroll both forward and backward within a 30 day window to view the Port's live ship schedule.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reducing Available Ports

Effective immediately CruiseSchedule will be available for only Port Everglades and the Port of San Diego.  This app has been the basis of a research paper on the potential of mobile apps for port authorities.  I would like to express my appreciate for the technical assistance provided by Port Everglades and the Port of San Diego during the development and deployment of this app.

Due to the amount of time required to manually update each Port's schedule I needed to cut back on my development efforts.  A typical annual revision takes three days per Port.  Maintaining nine ports took one month every year.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 - 2015 Season Now Available

CruiseSchedule for Port Everglades and the Port of San Diego has been updated for the 2014 - 2015 cruise season.  I would like to thank both ports for providing the artwork used for the their opening screens.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CruiseSchedule Port of Metro Vancouver and Port of Seattle are now available for the 2014 cruise season.