Kruger wildlife app scores

Elephant. (file)
Elephant. (file)
Shutterstock [http://www.shutterstock.com]
Cape Town - An application designed to aggregate wildlife sightings in the Kruger Park has had a successful first three months, with over 10 000 downloads.

The Kruger Live app which was developed locally helps tourists spot elephant, lion and other animals by using location-based software.

Users can input the location of the animals and the information becomes available online on both the application and website platforms.

In addition to the location of animals, the app also allows users to upload images and a description of the sighting.

According to Rob Maclean, managing director for Kruger Live, the platform has resulted in around 100 sightings per day from about 6 000 visitors.

The platform may also be able to contribute to the reduction of poaching.

In 2012, over 600 rhino were poached in SA and the application gives users the ability to report suspicious behaviour in the game park that could be used to alert the authorities.

The free app is available for Android and iOS platforms, and will soon be available for BlackBerry in SA.


- Follow Duncan on Twitter
 
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
As a child or as an adult, have you ever been a victim of bullying?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, at school
55% - 2157 votes
Yes, at work
17% - 669 votes
No, I've never experienced this
28% - 1082 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.20
(-0.6)
GBP/ZAR
19.87
(-0.1)
EUR/ZAR
17.12
(+0.0)
AUD/ZAR
11.07
(+0.3)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(-0.2)
Gold
1,772.33
(+0.1)
Silver
25.97
(+0.6)
Platinum
1,210.50
(+0.1)
Brent Crude
67.05
(+0.4)
Palladium
2,797.28
(-0.7)
All Share
68,094
(0.0)
Top 40
62,326
(0.0)
Financial 15
12,417
(0.0)
Industrial 25
88,303
(0.0)
Resource 10
69,786
(0.0)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo