A web and mobile portal for fly fishing
flyloops.net is the largest online community serving Southern Africa's Fly Fishers.
Advanced features drive industry participation throughout user engagement with the platform.
An online auction system drives a bespoke ecommerce system on the platform.
The flyloops.net mobile application for Android and iOS allows users to participate and contribute to the community when not behind a PC.
A bespoke platform
flyloops.net is an ongoing project led by evolveIT. As with most portals, flyloops.net began it's life as a simple content management system (CMS). As participation grew, numerous new modules were added to keep up the with user's recommendations and feedback.
The platform has been built from the ground up and covers numerous aspects seen on other community website's, but also many custom add-ons, specific to the fly fishing industry.
The website allows individuals the ability to communicate freely, adding photos, comments and leading discussions - while also serving the fly fishing industry through sponsored listings, receiving feedback on their venues, products and services.
The decision to go mobile was a natural evolution for flyloops.net. The mobile Application, developed for Android and iOS, incorporates the user's newsfeed, ability to geo-tag photos and to find catches/venues close by to them (through the device's GPS feature).
Push notifications have recently been added to the app, to further drive the users interaction on the platform.