Case StudyA handy app for fishermen in the NT
Department of Fisheries
App Design & Development
There's nothing more Aussie than fishing in the NT. 'NT Fishing Mate' is a handy iOS and Android app that helps recreational fishermen check possession limits, find boat ramps and view restriction zones.
The Department of Fisheries required an application that would provide helpful information about possession limits and boat ramps, with the focus on educating and alerting fishermen about various restriction zones the page content and push notifications. The catch? All this functionality had to be accessible offline.
We managed this by building the functionality within a CMS which feeds into the app. Restriction zone details, including a KML file of the location, is then natively loaded into the application. Even with no internet connection, the app is able to determine the user's GPS location to trigger local notifications when within proximity of a restriction zone.
Project Fast Facts
Some key facts and figures
managed for easy updates
kml files layered over Google Maps
No annoying push notifications
When in close proximity of a boat ramp, the app pushes a notification with helpful info about the ramp and fishing region. However, to avoid annoying notifications when driving past, the app waits for 20secs before pushing.