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iPhone app even baits your hook (well, almost)
AN Aussie angler with more than four decades of experience helped design the most comprehensive iPhone app for fishermen on the market.
Fish Boat Nav - available on iTunes and at the Sunshine Coast Marine Festival next weekend - is, as its name implies, an all-in-one fishing, boating and navigation application which includes 15 intuitive and handy features, from a marine directory and comprehensive list of fish species to the location of green zones and the ability to save boat ramp locations,
The brainchild of angler Robbie Wells (pictured), the app's concept was devised on a trip to North America last year.
"I had never been to the United States or Canada before, so finding out what I could or couldn't bag, including whether or not I was allowed to be in that area, really got me thinking: 'Why is there no application out there that provides anglers with the resources and information you need to get the most out of your trip?'," Wells says.
"You can download all the other half-mast ones, but finding all that info in one place is something that is near impossible, so organising this into a comprehensive iPhone app was a natural given."
iApps chief technical officer Andrew Longhorn says the app eliminates the need for satellite navigation equipment, with an in-built GPS function.
"Working with Robbie was fantastic as he has been fishing for 45 years and truly understands all the ins and outs of the recreational fishing industry," Longhorn says.
Wells and the iApps team designed the $19.99 app to deliver a range of information to anglers, as well as the ability to record details relating to a catch such as time, location, conditions, structure and a photograph of the fish caught.
It also has a fish almanac that can be accessed from multiple areas within the app, with details on species, types of bait, bag limits, size requirements and other regulations specific to the area.
The navigation function of the app can be used independently or cross-referenced with fishing and boating sections to enable the user to navigate an area by GPS.
Favourite spots, moorings and location can all be recorded.
Fish Boat Nav, which requires iOS 4.0 or later, also provides information on Australian green zones, marine weather and tides. It will be available from tackle shops before Christmas.
Please visit http://www.fishboatnav.com for more information
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iApps, a member of the Apple Developer community, is an Australian based company specializing in the design of applications for the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other Mobile Device technologies.
We provide software design and development services for iPhone, Mobile, Mac and the Web. And the iPad, naturally.
Our customers include individual consumers, corporate, SME's and industry clients. Our teams of innovative and experienced industry professionals combine their technical skills with their innate ability to 'think outside the square' to deliver high quality, effective and user-friendly applications.
iApps work in partnership with recognized leading industry experts to develop software that meets the needs of the business and achieve greater profits by increasing the productivity and efficiency of employees, whilst reducing costs.
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Page Updated Last on: May 19, 2012