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Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? #12960515 11/09/18 07:10 PM
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I am trying to do a little market research to see if an app idea is viable. I want to create an app that would allow guides to book clients, track revenue, take payments on there phone, keep track of trips, see when they have people booked, and pretty much track their guide business through. The point of the app would be it being DEAD simple to use. It would be part of another app that would connect fisherman with other guides. The other app will drive a lot of traffic to the guides. It would be a monthly subscription service for $10-$20 a month. Sort of like fishbooker.com but we wouldn't take money out of your guide fee if you do book through us. Plus you could even use it for booking people in person. It would also give your clients the added confidence of having a deposit in escrow. They don't show, you get the money. You don't show, it gets refunded to them.

Would this be an app that guides would like to use? What features in the app would make or break if you would use it?

I just happen to be a guy that loves fishing and programming. So I was hoping I could combine the two.

Re: Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? [Re: Txbeer] #12960877 11/10/18 02:22 AM
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Neat idea!


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Re: Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? [Re: Txbeer] #12961156 11/10/18 03:08 PM
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Both the guide and the customer would need to download and install the app ..... I would tell you where to stick it if I had to have the app to be guided, but I am not a very nice person.


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Re: Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? [Re: ACAMS] #12961255 11/10/18 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: ACAMS
Both the guide and the customer would need to download and install the app ..... I would tell you where to stick it if I had to have the app to be guided, but I am not a very nice person.


The customer wouldnt have to download the app. Technically neither would the guide. You could do it through a website as well.

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I would say that it sounds like a workable concept.


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Re: Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? [Re: Txbeer] #14036522 06/18/21 07:24 PM
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Well guys, we finally launched.

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I got more feedback in the saltwater forum but thought I would post over here too.

Hard to believe this post was from 2018. We launched our iPhone app and still waiting on android approval. So, I'll answer some of the questions from before. In order to compete with Fishing Booker, we took a drastic angle. Everything is free for the guides. I'll give you a quick run-through of the app.

  • You can book one of your clients by taking down their name, email, and phone number.
  • Input the relevant trip information. Meeting location, trip date, deposit amount, trip amount, etc.
  • A text message is sent to your client with an invoice for them to pay on their phone.
  • Money is routed directly to your bank account.


Now we took kind of the Airbnb model here. We make money through a service fee that will be paid for by your client. That's about $25 on a $500 trip or $40 on a $1,000 trip. This amount is attached as a line item on the invoice. Most people we tested were fine with this fee and we got very little negative feedback. In the future, we intend to add a button that lets you choose if you want to eat the fee or pass it along to your customer. Our fee is $10 per trip. The rest is the credit card processer.

You also have the ability to accept cash for the bulk of a trip instead. But the deposit is paid for through the app with a credit/debit card.

So instead of charging an arm and a leg in booking fees because we book a few of your trips a month, we intend to help book all your trips for a much smaller fee. Free.

That's the mobile app. We also have a website Anglerr.com that lets people come and book trips while you are out working. It's tied into the mobile app so it helps automate more of the process and requires less time from you. Automatically give your clients meeting locations, what they need to bring, meeting time, etc.

We literally just launched so we don't have any guides yet aside from the ones we knew personally. I would love to get a few signed up so we can start getting more feedback. Let me know if anyone is interested.

This short animation explains the features as well.

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Awesome! Best of luck with the app cheers


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Sounds like a great idea. I hope it works out well for you. thumb

The website looks great too. Reminds me of VRBO/AirBNB

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Re: Any fishing guides that can answer a couple of questions? [Re: Txbeer] #14037087 06/19/21 01:02 PM
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Thanks, guys.

We took a lot of inspiration from Airbnb.

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