Neil Miller, founder and creator of the bunker buoy initiative, expands the application with the new bunker buoy crew. Miller has developed the new app in accordance with the feedback given by management companies and crew.
The developer of the Bunker Buoy app has released new features that focus on every individual crewmember. The development follows on from the launch of the app three years ago with the vision to take all the time consuming work out of making a fuel enquiry and gives the consumer the option to book the best quality fuel at the cheapest price every time.
The new Bunker Buoy now comes with include a smart nautical miles tracker, leader board and social media integration. These features for the crew result from the work of Neil Miller, founder and creator of the Bunker Buoy app, who has taken the feedback from management companies and crew to develop the app in accordance with what they would like to see.
As well as continuing to process fuel quotations from multiple suppliers around the world, the Bunker Buoy app will soon allow crewmembers to:
- Seamlessly track nautical miles travelled. The app will only capture a users location whilst at sea and plot the route against google maps
- Measure miles travelled progress against fellow yacht crew in a unique nautical miles chart
- Share the progress with friends and family on Facebook
- Compare miles travelled against friends in the industry
- Have targeted and relevant content sent to its users depending on user profile and location.
- Feedback section for further useful updates
Miller says a range of services will also be developed specifically for crew over the coming year.
“This summer we shall be supporting large superyacht events delivering rich content and specific details to support the crew,” Miller says. “We have also partnered with various management companies supporting their fuel purchasing transactions and the information therein, such as Y.CO. As well as other marinas, fuel suppliers and onshore services, such as First Bunker, and Zoom Yachting.”
According to MIller, the potential of the application is now bigger than ever and will be continuously evolving to support crew, management and ultimately the industry.
The Bunker Buoy app will retain its ability to store the yacht information, documenting historical data —including any communications, sales and transaction history — in the fuel purchasing section of the app. The software has been designed to create a much more streamlined and transparent communication process reducing the amount of administration currently required when purchasing fuel.