Boat Watch Pro
Boat Watch Pro is an entertaining and useful iOS 8 app that works like an AIS receiver but with added features. Point an iPhone or iPad’s camera at a ship and the app will identify the ship and give its specs, including the vessel’s MMSI number. The app will also track your favorite vessels and notify you when they depart and arrive in port. The app is $7.99 in the iTunes store, but there is a free version, with fewer features that is also available for Android users.