We came upon the idea of looksFishy after meticulously reading through the problem briefing and talking with several of the fishing experts in attendance at the hackathon.

What it does

looksFishy is a mobile app that aims to reinvent the extraction of ghost gear by crowdsourcing an organized movement. It incentivizes users to report and return lost gear for cash rewards.

How we built it

Designing with photoshop and coding in Ruby on Rails and Ionic framework.

Challenges we ran into

We realized midway through that we needed to realign the priorities of the app in order to create more incentives for individuals to use it.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We were honored to participate in bringing awareness to the problems of fish worldwide.

What we learned

We learned a lot about the plight of fish, and especially about how governments and individuals approach the problems related to it.

What's next for looksFishy

Putting the app live and building a user base.

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