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Shark Spotters Mobile Application

Shark Spotters Mobile Application

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How often do you go to the beach and wonder when the last shark was spotted, what flag is currently flying, if the shark exclusion net is in the water, have whales been seen recently or what the surf  is like? Sometimes you can make the trek all the way to the beach only to be let down by poor conditions. Well the Shark Spotters team wants to help you avoid this disappointment by providing you with all this information, and more, right at your fingertips in a handy mobile application – absolutely free!

We are calling on all our supporters and people who will benefit from the app to please donate whatever you can towards its creation. The app is based with you, the water user, in mind and aims to serve as a one stop shop for water user safety, education and shark conservation for all beaches monitored by the Shark Spotters.

To see what features the app will contain please check out our short video here: Shark Spotters Mobile Application Crowdfunding

We have already received a generous donation from BulkSMS of R30,000 to purchase cell phones and data so the spotters can update the app in real time directly from the beaches. Richard Le Mesurier from Glowworm Software  has kindly donated his time to create a Beta version of the app, but we now need to raise funds to complete the app and add all of the great features that will make it a “must-have” for all beach goers in Cape Town!

We need to raise R60,000 towards the development costs as well as to pay for hosting the app on the app store on an annual basis. The more money we raise towards the app the more cool features we can add to benefit you!

Our deadline for Version 1.0 of the app to be available to the public is end September 2016, the start of the summer season. To finish it off from demo version to final product will take approximately four weeks, so this campaign will only run for 30 days – starting on the 11 July and ending on the 9 August. With your help we aim to reach our target by then and have the app on your phone as soon as possible.

Shark Spotters started out as a community initiative 12 years ago, and continues to serve the community today. We feel that this app will benefit the community even more by consolidating all this useful information into one user friendly application. Ultimately the app will be free of charge to anyone who wants to download it, we just need to get it there!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Shark Spotters is a registered Non Profit (060-390-NPO) and Public Benefit (90037421) Organisation. Donations to Shark Spotters result in tax benefits for donors in terms of and subject to the limitations prescribed in Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. Email [email protected] for more details.

Donations

  • Dec 27, 2017 - R 810.00
  • "donation on behalf of Willem De Jager" - Bea Wirz

  • Sep 02, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Look forward to using the app" - Chris Bean

  • Aug 19, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you!" - Nicola

  • Aug 08, 2016 - USD $ 321.43
  • "Great initiave" - Kev

  • Aug 08, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Well done on a great initiative" - Jonny

  • Aug 08, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "!" - Erica

  • Aug 08, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Come on guys , we ae already arriving the target, it is only few rands to make this objective reality ... " - Rui

  • Aug 07, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Save our sharks. Great initiave guys. Keep up the good work. " - Omar Vaid

  • Aug 06, 2016 - USD $ 15.41
  • "Great idea guys" - Anthony & Robyn Gwilt

  • Aug 06, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "You guys rock!" - Paddy

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Technology & surf, my 2 passion ;-)" - Julien

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Great work and initiative!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 308.46
  • "Saving our seas" - Sea-lover

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "Great initiative, thank you!" - Kim

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks" - Anonymous

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Keep on spotting!" - Tyrer Family

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Big Davo! Keep it up. " - H

  • Aug 05, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Thanks for your work!" - Shark lover

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks!" - HvdHorst

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "I'm a sea user & love that I can continue to feel safe in the water because of the amazing work that you do!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 257.05
  • "Great idea!" - Corders

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Keep up the excellent job" - Kayak Cape Town

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "From Simon's Town Publicity" - www.simonstown.com

  • Aug 04, 2016 - USD $ 7.56
  • "sorry couldnt be more right now but will continue to support you every way i can" - rasta

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Keep up the NB work" - Arne Purves

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "love the work you do!" - Neil Malan

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Love the work you do!" - Thandi

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "good on you" - Brett

  • Aug 04, 2016 - USD $ 2.10
  • "keep up your great work guys!!!" - Bernice

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "This will be a really useful app!" - Christina

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Totally amazing!" - Taryn Morris

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 2 570.50
  • "We're passionate about science; being a part of and not apart from nature and this initiative resonates with us as a company" - Lwandle Technologies

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Excellent!" - Aletta Bester-van der Merwe

  • Aug 04, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "This could be useful for divers too..." - Fred Fourie

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Great initiative " - Warren

  • Aug 03, 2016 - USD $ 37.65
  • "I hope it helps and i look forward to come back to surf muizenberg. sheers" - dirk behrens

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks you do a great job in this wonderfull coast" - Frederic Deglise

  • Aug 03, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Look forward to using this great app" - Migs Ferreira-da-Silva

  • Aug 02, 2016 - USD $ 15.10
  • "Keep up the good work" - Steininc

  • Aug 02, 2016 - USD $ 3.78
  • "Brilliant Idea. Every R10 counts! :)" - Anne

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Thank you for the great work you are doing. " - Frouwien

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for a great service. Jason Love" - Jason Love

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Well done!" - Jannie Nel

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 1 542.30
  • "Well done Sarah and the Shark Spotters Team!" - Jon Titley

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Great idea, thank you!" - Gail

  • Aug 02, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Keep up the good work" - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2016 - USD $ 14.81
  • "Really good idea" - Shaun

  • Jul 28, 2016 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck" - Paul Cowan

  • Jul 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Great idea " - M&L

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 510.00
  • ":)" - Leigh de Necker

  • Jul 25, 2016 - USD $ 36.75
  • "Great organization, great initiative!" - The Jewells

  • Jul 25, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "I really appreciate and am grateful for what you all do" - MaybeI'llStartSurfiingAgain

  • Jul 21, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Fantastic what a great initiative! Thank you! " - Glendyr Dade Properties

  • Jul 20, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Great initiative, looking forward to its release!" - Hemp Marine

  • Jul 20, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Great initiative!" - Kahuna

  • Jul 19, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Great initiative!" - St.John

  • Jul 19, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Great work and keep the beaches safe for everyone!" - MAARTEN

  • Jul 19, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Great idea!" - Sue

  • Jul 19, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Love this project. Good luck. " - Sinamatella Productions

  • Jul 17, 2016 - R 3 084.60
  • "Great idea!" - Peter Eisenegger

  • Jul 17, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "I hope y will sucessfull" - Rui Alves

  • Jul 16, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Awesome initiative! " - Dirk

  • Jul 15, 2016 - USD $ 14.68
  • "Great initiative. We are all in! And thanks for the good work you guys are doing every day!" - Yann and Emma Dabbadie

  • Jul 15, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative, and excellent use of crowd funding." - Karlheinz

  • Jul 14, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Awesome initiative." - Bruce B

  • Jul 14, 2016 - USD $ 7.33
  • "lekker" - Stevil

  • Jul 14, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "The ocean is my second home....would love this app!" - Laetitia Hayes

  • Jul 14, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Putting my money where my mouth is!" - Take My Word

  • Jul 14, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Hope you make it. " - Chloe Hoeben

  • Jul 14, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep sharks and people safe!" - Correia Family

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Lets get this done!" - Tyrone K

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 100.00
  • "Keep me safe!" - Michel Brink

  • Jul 13, 2016 - USD $ 34.81
  • "Good luck raising the total! An amazing project " - Ellie

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks for keeping us safe!" - ALEXIS ROBERTS

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "You guys are doing an amazing job. Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "The ocean gets its saltiness from all the tears of misunderstood sharks who just want to cuddle :)" - Cindy

  • Jul 13, 2016 - USD $ 25.60
  • "Great concept" - Tanya Pitcher

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for all you do - look forward to seeing this App!" - James Brown

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "Fantastic idea!" - Colleen

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Looking forward to seeing the app" - Sam

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 110.00
  • "thanks" - Tecomarob

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 40.00
  • "Keeping people safe, I like it." - EdwardR

  • Jul 13, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Hopefully Strand will get a spotter" - Georgie

  • Jul 12, 2016 - USD $ 22.03
  • "Awesome project" - Matt Davidson

  • Jul 12, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Fantastic idea" - Tommy Veldhuis

  • Jul 12, 2016 - R 51.41
  • "Great initiave" - Nathalie

  • Jul 12, 2016 - R 102.82
  • "World-class programme! " - Ingrid

  • Jul 11, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Jaws fear no more :) " - average joanna

  • Jul 11, 2016 - R 30.85
  • "Great idea!!!" - Sven

  • Jul 11, 2016 - R 10 282.00
  • "Great initiative" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 62 509.97

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 12 613.00
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Shark Spotters improves beach safety by applying innovative and responsible shark safety solutions that reduce the spatial overlap between people and sharks, thereby reducing the risk of a shark bite. We also provide emergency response in the event of a shark incident, as well as conduct cutting-edge applied research on shark behaviour and ecology, raise awareness about shark safety and conservation issues, and provide employment opportunities and skills development for shark spotters.