Chris gives an update on some of the new features we’re adding to Finygo thanks to your feedback and how users are fishing better with Finygo, even in the winter!
Where Is Finygo Now?
Late December we released an early version of Finygo, to see how it’d work, to a limited group of our pro-anglers and early sign-ups. As positive as the feedback was on this early version, there were still things we wanted to work on. Right now we’re finishing up a number of improvements, which I’ll outline here, and which will be delivered in the March version, due in a couple of weeks. Again this will only be available to those signed-up for early access testing, so to be part of that group and give us feedback, make sure you’re signed up now!
What’s Working Well? Lots!
Anglers have been able to record their past and current trips and then analyse the weather and locations to spot trends. Without trawling a log book or relying on memory, they’ve been able to analyse their tactics during the winter in Finygo and figure out what’s working to up their game and catch more fish! Based on this feedback, we’ve made catch recording even simpler for single catches or bags.
Most Popular Feature?
The waterside guides. They’ve been used to note important points, features or fish behaviour on a photo of the spot which is also geo-tagged so it’s easily found on the Finygo map. Pro-angler Debbie Hanson in the USA created a great one. Now I don’t know what a ‘Senko’ is but I now know they work near reeds, thanks to Debbie’s guide!
What You Share Is In Your Control
Feedback across the board, but especially in the US, is people only want to share their fishing spots with their friends. Rest assured that Finygo will never share your fishing spots, unless you decide to. And from March, there’ll be four privacy settings. You chose your followers, create your groups and control who joins. You decide what catch and guide information you share with groups or friends, you’re in control.
Accurately Map My Fishing Day For Me?
A basic expectation of a good fishing app is that it automatically tracks as you fish and accurately marks your fishing spots. Then you can add catches and details later from the comfort of your home or in a bar! While Finygo did this well, the GPS tracking had a few teething problems, which are now pretty much solved. I say pretty much…. I’m a little obsessed with getting this perfect. See the little spike in the middle of the river below? I know I didn’t wade into the river so it shouldn’t be there. But we’re working on this to be as close to perfect as possible.
Getting A Buzz From Fishing Better
We’re just finishing one of the biggest bits of the Finygo fishing app that’ll show you your progress and your achievements, like your best fish. So from March, you’ll automatically have a detailed history of each and every venue you fish. You can see my largest catches from late last year and from there, I used Finygo to help me understand how I got them to keep using the tactics I now know work for me.
Want To Get Your Hands On Finygo?
The full version will be available to everyone in a few months. But if you can’t wait and want to help test and give us feedback on the new features then sign up and we’ll send you details on how to download the March version.
Tight lines, Chris