To highlight changes in rules and restrictions, the app promotes enhanced two-way communication between Queensland Fisheries and recreational fishers through a notification feature that allows push notifications to be sent to all app users informing them of rule changes, app content changes, events and more, in real time; and a contact feature allowing fishers to easily make an enquiry or report.
The app includes an educational element by providing information about fish species including images, rules, details, and for a select number of species, some statistics. The Stats page is a new feature that harnesses some of the measurement data the Department is collecting via its fish measurement program. The app allows fishers to discover the likely age of a fish based on its length in comparison to other measured fish or where the fish sits in comparison with the other measured fish.
As part of the solution, Lapis undertook a major overhaul of the app’s user experience with a sleek dark mode interface and a clean and elegant presentation of information. Small onboarding animations were included to demonstrate new features, as well as haptic UX elements (vibrations) and additional animations to guide users through the app’s functions.