App required to allow boaters to check in & check out of marinas . By people checking in other users will be able to see if the harbour or marina is busy and can go to another marina where it is less busy.
A map is needed which is colour coded. as more user checkin to a certain place the location will go from green to yellow to red...
Users can also book a table at a nearby restaurant or use the app to report a breach or unsafe marina -
Problem the app is solving:
On our inland lakes, there are a number of public harbours that cater for both hire boats and also private boats. There are now more boats than spaces and these means that boaters go to a harbour as early as they can to ensure they get a space. People are not taking the time to enjoy the environment. The app will inform users of how busy each harbour is based on the number of people that have checked in. If people, see that Harbour A is really busy then they can plan on going to Harbour B instead.
How it needs to work:
The app and its use is free to [login to view URL] user has to sign up with the following information:
• Boat make
• Type – power or sail
• Boat name
• Navigation registration number
When someone arrives to a harbour they open the app and “check in”. the app will also ask them how busy the harbour is (on a colour scale), approximately how many berths are free (10%, 50% etc..)When someone leaves the harbour they “check out”. App will also ask the same questions as above.
How is this information to be used?
We will need to have a map on the app of the lake with each harbour identified with a dot. The dot changes colour based on how many people are checked in / checked out. This will give a quick visual indicator of whats busy.
Each harbour will also be listed or can be tapped on and it will pull up a small summary pop out outlining typical capacity, how many boats are checked in and what their skippers have stated about how busy the harbour is
allows user to free type a short message and take a photo with their camera which is automatically sent to the dept of marine to show any damaged areas or people in breach of guidelines
Book a table
A lot of the harbours have small businesses / restaurants - similar to open table, people can reserve a table in the local eatery. The app would charge each restaurant a small booking fee (this is how the app is enabled to be free to users)
Will give opening & closing times for movable bridges, locks, where to get fuel etc….
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