Integrate Shipcloud with AWS IOT

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About Shipcloud

shipcloud is the shipping service provider and represents a new generation in package shipping. A cloud-based service, it enables small and medium-sized online vendors to work easily and efficiently with all major shipping providers.

About AWS IOT

The AWS IoT is a programmable, Wi-Fi-enabled handheld input device based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware. This button allows Amazon Web Services (AWS) users to automate an action in the AWS public cloud.

Want to explore Shipcloud + AWS IOT quick connects for faster integration? Here’s our list of the best Shipcloud + AWS IOT quick connects.

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  • Triggers
  • New Shipment Status

    Triggers when a status for a shipment has been reached.

  • Double Click

    Triggers when you double click on IOT Button.

  • Long Press

    Triggers when long press on IOT Button.

  • Single Click

    Triggers when you click on IOT Button.

  • Actions
  • Create Shipment

    Adding this action into your Connect will create a real shipment. To avoid being charged you can use your sandbox key for creating the connect and switch to the live api key once everything works fine.

  • Create Shipment Quote

    Creates a new shipment quote.

How Shipcloud & AWS IOT Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Shipcloud as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick AWS IOT as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from Shipcloud to AWS IOT.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Shipcloud and AWS IOT

Shipcloud is a mobile application which is used for tracking of large vessels. Shipcloud is an application that is used for tracking, managing and locating all marine vessels. Shipcloud has become more popular among the seafarers. It simplifies their daily work by providing all relevant information in one place. Shipcloud is a cloud based application which means it can be accessed from anywhere and at any time. Shipcloud integrates with the AWS IoT to make the connection to the seafarers smart phones even more efficient and reliable.

Shipcloud was developed by a Finnish company named ITN. It was launched in 2012. The main aim of the developers was to make seafarers’ lives easier and more comfortable. The main purpose behind the development of Shipcloud was to provide a user friendly application in order to make the use of marine satellite communication devices effective and efficient. It has been widely accepted by seafarers because of its user friendly interface and advanced features.

The main features provided by Shipcloud are:

  • Tracking – Shipcloud provides a facility to track the vessel’s position in real time using Global Satellites Network (GSN.
  • Messaging – Shipcloud allows sending and receiving messages through SMS or email. It also allows sending and receiving data, images, videos etc. to/from the boats.
  • Telephony – Shipcloud offers a telephony service through which seafarers can make international calls at a very low cost. A seafarer can call his family members and relatives within the country at a very low cost.
  • Location – Shipcloud tracks the location of the vessel permanently so that the owner is updated with information about their assets at all times.
  • Mobile App – Shipcloud has a mobile application which can be downloaded on any smart phone by using android or iOS operating system. The mobile app is designed in such a way that it is easy to use and convenient as well. A seafarer can use this app to access all required information regarding his vessel just by having access to a smart phone.
  • Web Based Services – Shipcloud provides web based services for anyone who uses Shipcloud app or website for tracking their marine vessels. They can track their assets from any computer or laptop with internet connection.
  • Cloud Based Platform – Shipcloud does not require any physical infrastructure for its operations because it works on cloud computing platform where all data is stored securely in cloud servers. This cloud based platform ensures that all data is safe and secure even if the device gets lost or damaged due to any other reason.
  • E-learning – All seafarers working on board are trained through e-learning module so that they can learn everything related to their jobs without wasting any time. They can access e-learning modules via internet connection from anywhere around the world.

Let us now have a look at how Shipcloud integrates with AWS IOT:

  • Integration of Shipcloud and AWS IOT:
  • Shipcloud uses an AWS IoT service for integrating with smart phones of marine crew members. AWS IoT helps in making smooth connections between smart phones and marine vessels through GSN satellites. The process goes as fplows:

    • When a crew member reports for duty, he/she gets an alert message on his/her smart phone through which he/she can connect to GSN satellites to get information about their ship’s position, speed, course etc. This alert message is sent via AWS IoT service.
    • Once the crew member receives the alert message, he/she downloads the Shipcloud app and connects it with his/her smart phone via bluetooth or wifi network. Once connected, information about position, speed etc is displayed on the screen of his/her smart phone. Now this crew member becomes relieved because he/she will be able to keep track of all activities happening on ship even if he/she is away from ship navigating on sea or docking at some harbor.

  • Benefits of Integration of Shipcloud and AWS IOT:
    • Integration of Shipcloud and AWS IOT has multiple benefits as mentioned below:
    • It provides real time information about vessel’s position, speed etc so that crew members can monitor their ship’s condition before taking any necessary action, if required. In this way, they can prevent accidents or mishaps from occurring while operating vessels in water bodies like oceans, seas etc by keeping an eye on them from land side via Internet connection available in smart phones.
    • It makes tracking easier for owners who can access information about their ships while sitting at home or office through internet connection even when at sea or in harbor etc where no GSN connectivity is available. This way owners save money by avoiding unnecessary visits to docks for verifying presence of their assets i.e., ships at docks etc. Also this makes overall management of assets easier for owners because they don’t need to spend time and money to verify presence of their assets personally every time when they arrive at docks and leave ports. Instead they can rely on information given by their crews using Shipcloud-AWS IoT integration service via Internet connection available on smart phones which help in making management of assets easier and cheaper for them because they don’t need to spend money or time visiting docks again and again for verifying presence of their assets there unless required by law or regulations etc. Moreover, owners can plan their business strategy better because they get real time information about their assets present at docks etc after each trip made by their ships thus making planning work easier for them because they don’t need to wait for several days after completion of each trip made by their ships before cplecting relevant information about them during verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships because such verification activities take time which could otherwise be used efficiently for planning next business strategies instead of placing efforts on verifying presence of assets already verified by other means like using Shipcloud-AWS IoT integration service which provide real time information about presence of assets at docks etc after completion of each trip made by their ships instead of spending time and money verifying presence of these assets personally every time when they arrive at docks and leave ports after each trip made by their ships thus saving time and money both for owners and crew members who otherwise would need to visit docks again and again for verifying presence of assets there unless required by law or regulations etc according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according to physical verification processes conducted at various ports after each trip made by their ships according

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    Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm