Inspiration

Compared to large-scale commercial fisheries, data for small-scale and artisanal fisheries are often very sparse, if collected at all. The lack of data for these small-scale fisheries translates into increased uncertainty in the methods used to establish management targets. Improving the current data streams available to managers (either individuals or communities) or even providing additional data streams would help to reduce uncertainty about the status of the resource.

What Our App Does

Our app allows the user to: 1) take pictures of a resource they see; 2) name the picture as either an estimate of school size, if the resource is schooling, an estimate of length, if for an individual, or the species name; 3) have this information uploaded to a retrievable location and displayed on a map.

Challenges We ran into

Problems with gradle, SDK's, setting up a debugging environment

Accomplishments that We're Proud of

Changing the camera fragment to form fragment automatically after user uploads a picture, finishing the core project functionalities within the allotted timeframe, setting up a backend server, figuring out the Google+ Signin API

What We learned

Setting up the UI in Android Studio, Fragments, Activities, Views, Android Manifest, Intents, Setting up a Backend Server for the Android App, Working with Google+ & Google Maps API's

What's Next for FishTag

Automatically record GPS location as well as the date and time. Automatically record basic weather conditions such as weather patterns (e.g. clear, cloudy), and wind speed.

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