Posted: 13th July 2015 | Written by: 2K Yachting
»Lighthouses of the Balearic Islands – Mallorca« is a well designed and informative app for all lighthouse fans, photographers, yachtsmen, sailors, Majorca holidaymakers, hikers and for many others. The app is combined with a free Photo Sharing web service in which users can share their own lighthouse photos.
The app presents all relevant lighthouses on Majorca and the small neighbouring islands. For each of the 16 lighthouses the app shows several impressive photos in full retina resolution (a total of 94 photos) which were taken by the photographer Helmut Kraus from land or from sea.
On three panels the app delivers detailed information on the lighthouse.
• Map panel: An animated beacon marks the location of the lighthouse on the map. With a tip on the map the lighthouses position is shown in GoogleMaps, so you can see where the lighthouse exactly is and how you will get there. Moreover, you receive journey tips.
• Lighthouse data panel: This panel shows in a neatly arranged way all technical specifications contained in the official lists of lights and fog signals.
• Info panel: Here you get background information on the history and the technology of the lighthouse.
The main island map indicates all lighthouses with their names, in the night view the beacons are animated. A tip on the name opens the lighthouse screen.
Alternatively the lighthouse can be selected from an alphabetical list or from a list with the international numbers.
All texts in the app are in German and in English language.
2K Yachting Photo Sharing
With the purchase of this app you get free access to our Photo Sharing web service, a subject-related photographers community. At Photo Sharing users can show their own photos of the lighthouses presented in the apps and share them with other internet users.
This app is part of a series of three apps, presenting the lighthouses of all Balearic islands. "Lighthouses of the Balearic Islands – Menorca" covers the 6 lighthouses of Menorca, "Lighthouses of the Balearic Islands – Ibiza + Formentera" the l10 ighthouses on Ibiza, Formentera and the small neighbouring islands.
Helmut Kraus channels the design office exclam! in Düsseldorf, Germany. To expand his activities in the nautical areas he founded the company 2K Yachting in 2008.
The function of this company is teaching training courses on high tech-navigation, photography of maritime images as well as developing new software. The iPhone app “Ship’s Bell” and the visual encyclopedia “World Ensigns” are his big achievements as developer of nautical software.