Since I was about eight years old, one of my hobbies has been to code, to make computer programs. I love the creative process, and also the off chance of finding some new ways of piecing old puzzles together. This post is about my small sailing logbook coding project.
EDIT (18.3.2021): This version of the logbook is now deprecated! For the current version, check this post: Charlotte – Your Digital Crew Member.
Opening the Logbook
You can jump straight into the logbook by opening this address: https://community.nakedsailor.blog/yacht/charlotte/log
(Note: I’ve made some adjustments for mobile phones, but the logbook might be easier to view with a larger screen.)
(Note 2: The logbook loads a lot of stuff in the background, so it works better with a decent network connection.)
Navigating the Logbook
The logbook is basically a map that you can pan and zoom just like you’d normally do.
On top of the map there is the route history (the blue lines) and photos. If you click on a blue line, you’ll get some more information about the route, and if you click on a photo icon (they become thumbnails when you zoom in), you’ll see the photo.
(Note: If you are on a mobile phone and the route bar and play button don’t appear, try to change the orientation of your phone once, and then back again.)
Replay the Route
Finally, it’s possible to replay the route (in realtime) by hitting the play button.
Leave a Comment
So, that’s it. My small sailing logbook project.
Please let me know what you think. And please suggest improvements!
Here’s the address again: https://community.nakedsailor.blog/yacht/charlotte/log