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Share your favourite activities and locations with friends on facebook and twitter.
Allow users to comment or ask you questions regarding pins you have dropped.
iKoast brings the coastal community together by providing the ability to send and receive important alerts in real time. These alerts are based on your current location to which the community can notify you of beach closures, rips, swimming conditions, and many more. You may also communicate with the individual who issued the alert to receive first hand information about the present situation.
Do you enjoy spending time at the beach or when you're away do you find it hard to find where to do your favourite activities? If so iKoast can help! Receive push notifications direct to your mobile device when an alert pin has been dropped near you. If you would like to know if the beach has flat sea's, a whale or if a shark has been spotted near by, look no further than iKoast. Push notifications direct to Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch coming soon.
Find any coastal business that relates to tourism, leisure, and hospitality. Get directions and information for these businesses through the business pin. as businesses you can advertise special offers direct to the user who can then redeem the deal by presenting the coupon to the staff.
You can access information about coastal activities that are relevant to you. Tailor iKoast to suit your individual interests whether it is diving, fishing or even kite surfing. You will receive related information and can interact with others through chat and photo/video sharing based on your preference selections.
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PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – March 25, 2014 – Western Australia’s love of the beach and great outdoors has inspired a local man to develop an app that pins the location of everything coastal – from local boat ramps to the Sorrento Seal, dive spots to shark sightings – all on a single interactive map.
The Perth-based technology startup today announced the launch of its free app available for download on Apple devices and later on Android this Friday.
iKoast is Australia’s first community-based lifestyle app that maps our favourite activities and facilities along the entire coast. Users who sign up for the app can simply use the map to plan their next adventure or add their own activity pins to share local attractions with the wider community.
iKoast also offers an alert function allowing users to pin critical coastal warnings using their phone’s geolocation. Users can be notified of beach closures, rips, shark sightings, weather conditions or marine life appearances – the very second it happens.
Unlike other beach safety apps, users can instantly and directly pin shark sightings on a visual map for everyone to see. The app then pushes the real-time notification to other users who have signed up to receive that alert. It remains live for 30 minutes before it’s added to historical data, which users can access at any time to assess any beach. Users can also post live photos, questions or comments in response to the alert.
Darren Ellis, President of WA Kitesurfing Association is a proud supporter of the app. “We’re very excited to see iKoast launch this summer,” says Darren. “Not only does it connect everything we love about the coast – it also invites the community to play an active role in keeping our beaches safe.”
iKoast founder, Paul Holliday, was originally inspired to create the app as a way to share sightings of Australia’s beautiful marine life. “When you witness something extraordinary on the coast, you can’t spread the word quickly enough,” says Paul. “However, the same applies to beach safety warnings – we need the community to work together to remain active and alert.”
iKoast is a user generated app that relies on the contribution and participation of the wider community.
iKoast would like to thank their key supporters: City of Joondalup, WA Kitesurfing Association, SharkShield, Mullalloo Beach HoteliKoast Features
iKoast is a free, community-based lifestyle app that connects Aussies who share a love for the coast. iKoast invites you to share your local hot spots, while offering your eyes and ears to help keep our beaches safe.Media Contact