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A weekend of improvements for Fishery Network

For the last three days we have been sat away in the office working hard on some improvements to the website. It’s been August bank holiday weekend so it’s been hard as the sun has been shining and there has been a local music festival sending beats our way!

Most of the time has been spent improving features which are already available on the website. We have been trying to make these features work better on mobile phones and also older web browsers like Internet Explorer 7 & 8.

We have many exciting new features planned but we really need to get the main core of the site working for both desktop computers and mobile uses first. We are able to see what devices people are viewing our website on and many of these seem to be mobile phones or tablets.

This is causing us problems as we want the site to be feature rich but some of these require a good / reliable Internet connection / desktop computer power. For this reason we are thinking about creating a separate mobile website aimed at anglers who are on the bank, this will only include key features which will work with a poor Internet connection and also on a vast number of mobile devices.

So it’s like cutting your fishing gear down, as you have to walk a few miles to your peg! We will be running a few poles on our Facebook page over the coming weeks to get an idea of how people use technology, which is connected to the Internet whilst they are fishing.

Below are some of the things we have been working on this weekend;

  • New style fishery profile page.
  • Nearby fisheries when on a fishery profile page
  • Removed physical fishery email and now send email via Fishery Network system. This is to help beat spam!
  • Added tag / add public information to fishery.
  • Improved direction service.
  • General bug fixes and updates due to website standards development.
  • Some minor performance improvements.

There are probably a few more…

Jack Sowden & the Fishery Network team…

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