I recently read about the Aegean loss (I've been stuck without access to the civilised world for some time) and it appears that the reaction from the monitoring centre was lacking - a terrible unnecessary waste of life.
I was wondering if anyone had the abilities to assist with coding a website in python for tracking all our sailboats, whether they use SPOT, inreach or anything else.
I am happy to do the design side, domain hosting etc but my coding skills are unfortunately lacking.
I plan on it being a free service
and would like to offer subdomains for every signup so they can give their loved ones an easy link to click on and look at. I would also like it to automatically email
people when the tracking systems alarm
is activated - I do not own a SPOT and I've literally come up with this tonight so if I am wrong I apologise but I suspect SPOT lets you add additional email
addresses to send to and it would be easy to add a multi recipient address, knowing how we all tend to stick together I'm sure both sides of the pond people would be happy to be a contact for others so we really are creating a network for 24/7 coverage.
To cut a long story short I think people with less technical know how should be able to sign up to the site, input their spot details and the rest should be plain sailing for them as things can be too confusing sometimes.
I would also be interested in adding blog sections for each subdomain, or even a form of twitter for 'we are ok' updates via email, sms or sat.
Please let me know your thoughts, I've been registered for a long time here and tend to just be a reader but this has got me fired up a bit.
If there's enough positive response to this then perhaps I can get it moved forwards.
Thanks for reading all