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#1 p4rp

 
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:11 PM

Hi everybody.

I've created a smart phone app (Android only) to help with fishing and hunting seasons and maps. Basically it has:

- Map of Fisheries Management Zones (FMZ)
- Fishing Seasons by Zone (FMZ)
- Additional Fishing Opportunities (locations displayed on the map where known)
- Exceptions to zone regulations (locations displayed on the map where known)
- Map of Wildlife Management Units (WMU)
- Hunting seasons by game category (Migratory Birds, Deer e.t.c.)
- Hunting seasons by WMU - all seasons for all game in a given WMU

Long click anywhere on the map allows to open seasons for this location. Hunting and fishing seasons are presented in familiar format, as in official regulation summaries, but at the same time much easier to look up. Ontario residents hunting seasons are shown by default (can be changed to non-residents in Settings).

The app is about 10 MB download (from Google Play) and it's free! smile.png Check it out - maybe you will find it useful.

https://play.google.....smartout&hl=en

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

Thank you very much.

Very useful app.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

Sick! Good work man!

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

Do you need a signal to use the app or does it store the data on your phone?  I don't always have a signal when I am fishing; and most users have limits for their data.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

Do you need a signal to use the app or does it store the data on your phone?  I don't always have a signal when I am fishing; and most users have limits for their data.

Seasons and dates are stored on the phone. You can browse them as tables in the app anywhere even without cell phone connection.

 

Background map data comes from Google Maps. So you need internet connection (data or WiFi) to open maps and locate where you are going. There is a good chance however that map fragment will be cashed (partially stored) on your phone and you would see that particular map area even without any cell connection. And of course GPS does not need cell connection. You should see your location on the map.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:24 AM

Great app just downloaded it.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 06:38 AM

available for iphone?



#8 p4rp

 
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

available for iphone?

Apple wants me to buy Apple PC to develop for I-Phone. I simply cannot afford it..



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Well done!

THANK YOU!



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

Apple wants me to buy Apple PC to develop for I-Phone. I simply cannot afford it..

Sucks. It'd be nice to have it on iPhone.

 

For those with iPhones though, you can use MNR's new web site FishOnline: https://www.gisappli...ne&locale=en-US

 

It's not as comprehensive as this app but still has lots of nice info - maps, depths, launches (at least some of them), species, seasons, limits, no fishing zones, etc.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

For hunters - added Sunday gun hunting map and .275 caliber map.

 

 

Do you have to be in service, or online (via wifi) to utilize the app?

 

About offline - hunting and fishing seasons (tables) will work offline 100%. The maps will show whatever was last viewed when connection was available and maybe some cashed areas. But if you zoom into some new area details will probably be missing, the base map will be blurry. Nevertheless you should be able to see your GPS location, click near it and see what WMU/FMZ you are in and look up the seasons.

 







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