Park City company unveils hunting app
With registration dates and the opening days of hunting season changing every year, even the most avid hunters can have a difficult time keeping it all straight.
That’s the problem the Park City-based company Huntday has set out to fix. It recently released mobile iOS and Android applications that allow hunters to set reminders for registration dates and opening days in all 50 states. Additionally, the app provides nationwide rules and regulations users can download and view in a PDF format.
Apart from ensuring hunters never again miss a key date, the most important feature of the app is that it allows users to easily sift through a lot of information to find what they need, said co-founder and CEO Marissa De Simone.
"The thing that’s really special about this app is we have a searchable database," she said. "So instead of scrolling through 150 pages of a PDF, you search what state you want to hunt in, what you want to hunt, which weapon you want to use."
Since the mobile apps launched earlier this month, Huntday has gotten a positive response, with users offering suggestions for additional features. The company is responding. De Simone said the next update of the app will include a GPS-linked map that will allow hunters to see where they are in relation to boundaries. And if they cross boundaries they’re unfamiliar with, they can quickly view the rules and regulations for that area.
Another feature the app may include in the future is harvesting statistics, showing users where the best places to hunt various animals are.
"We’ve gotten a lot of feedback, and we’re really excited to start building out the next group of features," De Simone said.