eCatch – TNC / Farallon

For the development of eCatch Version 2.0, Farallon and TNC staff jointly defined the functional requirements of the new web-app, the specific technology components that would be used to build it, and the software environments that would be used to deploy it.
To revitalize the web-app, Farallon designed and developed a new and more modern second-generation Apple iOS version of eCatch including upgrading the application and design from Apple iOS 6 to 7 and readily implement its features to ensure compatibility with iOS 7.
Farallon developed eCatch V2.0 to create an optimum and robust graphical user interface (GUI) to make querying, visualizing, and reporting fisheries data easier for fishermen. The update process for Apple iOS 7 included a formerly restricted manual editing feature for latitude and longitude coordinates.
Accordingly, to promote data security, Farallon programmed necessary user authentication parameters. In addition, Farallon verified the applicability of the Dual GPS integration system, a brand of external antenna hardware used by the web-app to strengthen GPS signal to help foster quality data collection.
To ensure the application met TNC’s needs, Farallon used an iterative development approach to provide regular opportunities to review and comment on the functionality of the new user interface throughout the build effort.
Special features of the new eCatch Version 2.0 include:

  • Enterprise editing interface with review/audit hierarchy
  • Easy-to-use Google Basemap integration
  • Dual GPS Integration
  • Ability to display data and history from all past trips with straightforward legend and symbology
  • Easy-to-use search and navigation tools with new GUI
  • Application will alert users of Overfished Species (OFS) catch events as soon as the data is entered into the system—compatible with eCatch Version 1.0 data entry module
  • Easy management of user accounts for administrators i.e. adding new users and editing existing user information
  • Effective security model to protect the geodatabase
Specializations

Fish

Functionalities

Fisheries

Bycatch Monitoring
Electronic Logbook
Electronic Reporting
Finances
Fleet Management
Technologies

Sensors

GPS
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eCatch – TNC / Farallon
Country:
United States
Founded:

2007

Organization Type:

Nonprofit

Sector:

Fisheries

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