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Old 05-12-2017, 04:48 PM
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Default I need pictures of fish with the fish's weight.

As some of you may know, I have been working feverishly on a mobile phone app that facilitates running fishing tournaments. Right now, we provide fish lengths with a precision of 1/100th of an inch. Soon we will be providing weights as well. Our weight algorithm is NOT based on length, so we need pictures of fish for which we KNOW the weight so we can build our algorithms.

A company called Digital Outdoor Holdings, has licensed my company's (Biopar) technology. I am fairly certain DOH would be willing to 'recompense' people for providing images of fish WITH WEIGHTS. To start with, probably an iCatchapp ballcap. If you get more "serious" about it, they will get more serious about the nature of their compensation.

For the next few months, the app is ONLY going to be for fishing tournaments. That said, today you can create your own 'tournament' for you and your buddies or kids to compete with each other over a weekend or something like that. This will allow you to get your fish's length "instantly" from the photo you upload. You can create this tournament on the phone or on the web page. You can see an ongoing YouTube tournament here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiGdsNCw0Ig. (There are over 2800 participants in that tournament.) You can go here: www.icatchapp.com and review all of the tournaments that are ongoing, (there are A LOT of them), and see all of the catches that have been uploaded. People are catching some BIG bass!

In a few months, we will have functional capability for the app for "NTUs". (AKA non-tournament users.) When that capability is available, you will be able to use the app independent of a tournament and just upload pictures of fish and get their length and weights within seconds, and post the pictures to various places (THL for example).

I want to make sure that our members in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, Scandinavia, and Great Britain, understand that they can 1) Create THEIR own tournaments, and 2) PARTICIPATE in any tournament that isn't geographically constrained. (We can do "geofencing", which means that if someone wants to conduct a tournament in a specific body of water, we can restrict uploads of catches to that specific body of water.) So for example, if Jorge in Oz wanted to set up a tournament for his family and friends IN AUSTRALIA, he could do that. If Jorge in Oz wanted to have an Australian THL Members tournament including himself, Branxhunter, Gryphon, 22hornet, kombi1976, and Fieldmor77, (can't recall any other Australian member names at the moment), he could set that up, and they wouldn't even have to be within hundreds of miles of each other to participate in the tournament.

Have a look at the YT video and the web-site and give me a call or send an email if you would like more info. If you have a question you think 'everyone' might be interested in, post it here, and I'll answer it for everyone. Also, if anyone has any questions at all, let me know - here or privately - and I'll see that you get the information.

We are about to make a major release, Version 2. When that happens, I will set up a THL fishing tournament open to all members of THL regardless of where you live.

SO... The sooner I get pictures of fish with weights, the sooner I will have weight models that are very accurate. Way, WAY more accurate than length-based models.

Paul

PS - It's available for iPhones (Apple) and Android phones. However, there are problems with older phones, both 'droid and Apple.

Paul
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