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Former crew member Hadleigh Ford may have left yachting, but he didn’t forget about his old mates. Now a marine pilot in New Zealand, Ford has created an iPad app called SwipedOn, originally designed to help track crew and guest movements on yachts.



Ford has worked on some of the largest yachts around, including the 525-foot (162m) M/Y Dubai, and saw firsthand the dog-eared visitor books that some mulitmillion-dollar yachts set out.



“Basically, I saw a problem that needed fixing, so I built an app for it,” he wrote to us in a recent e-mail. “It replaces the old in/out boards on most yachts and also the tired visitor books that are used.”



It can track contractors and crew can access it through a secure code. In an emergency, a user can pick up and shake the pad to quickly check off everyone onboard. The app is customizable, has custom screensavers and can print name tags.



The app has been picked up by a few other industries including education and construction to keep track of staff movements.



It’s available for download for free and trial for up to five crew from the App Store. For more info, visit www.swipedon.com.

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