Team Hephaestus present Yacht Mappstar

Logs your progress towards the prerequisite sailing experience for the RYA YachtMaster courses.

Most people don't own a yacht...

Kyle is no exception (for now). Yet to become a certified RYA Skipper you need to Log the right amount of experience at sea, before being able to take an RYA Sail Cruising Course and Exam. When spending time on a sailing yacht, life is busy. The last thing you are going to remember to do when you have moored at the marina after an intense few days of sailing is take a photo of the Ship's Log! Here's where we come in:

Yacht Mappster tracks the time you spend on other people's vessels and compiles it into a handy personal Nav Log. Just tell us when you're onboard a vessel. We'll do the rest!

We will tell you how many miles you've sailed, how many night hours you've been underway, your, course, heading, speed... we can even give you the total number of hours you've been in command of the vessel! We will then generate a handy, portable Personal Nav Log of all your experience as a Yachtsperson, in PDF format to keep and share.

Simple!

Yacht Mappstar Demo Video

Yacht Mappstar Demo Video

Yacht Mappstar

Kyle McPhailPreview: Kyle McPhail

Kyle McPhail

Marios KontisPreview: Marios Kontis

Marios Kontis

Aidan MaycockPreview: Aidan Maycock

Aidan Maycock

Mohamed ZaghlouPreview: Mohamed Zaghlou

Mohamed Zaghlou

Tech Stack

Languages and Frameworks:

Node.js

Typescript

React Native

Expo

React Navigation

Backend tools:

AWS Amplify

AWS Cognito

Axios

Express

Expo - AsyncStorage

Expo - Print

APIs:

Datalastic

Libraries:

Turf

Sunrise-sunset-js

entypo

Testing:

Jest

Cypress

Android Studio

XCode

Package and Environment Management:

NPM

dotenv

Watchman

Babel

Husky

Development and Design Tools:

Visual Studio Code

Git

GitHub

Stack Overflow

ESLint

Prettier

Trello

Google Workspace

Markdown

Slack

Google Meet

Figma

TLDR

Languages and Frameworks:

Typescript gave us an opportunity to debug more efficiently. React Native meant we could build a mobile app using a framework which was familiar to the team. Expo gave us access to powerful cross-platform tools

Backend tools:

AWS Amplify was a chance for the team to gain experience in AWS services, all in one place. AWS Cognito gave our users a secure experience Expo - AsyncStorage provided an easily integrative way to store user-generated data and data from external API's locally and securely, Expo - Print was our chosen way to export a PDF because it seamlessly used native UIs and gave access to many options for the user.

Libraries:

Turf this GeoSpatial js library was perfect because it had very good documentation and was simple and quick to implement. Sunrise-sunset-js won out over SunCalc because it used UTC which aligned with the data we got back from our third-party API. entypo - the icons fitted our brand image.

Testing:

Jest was a familiar test framework which we could hit the ground running with for our util functions Cypress presented an opportunity to learn front-end testing rapidly.

Package and Environment Management:

Babel ESLint and Husky streamlined our workflows by preventing merge conflicts.