Winner of best conservation mobile app in the HeroX competition by Xprize, Save The Waves recently created a new smartphone App that is now live on iTunes. The app gives surfers the power to monitor the world’s coastlines and surfing locations, and now they need your feedback to make it better.
The goals of the project are to educate, mobilize the surfing community on key issues facing coastlines, to protect the places they love by helping local agencies prioritize areas and fill gaps in coastal data. Big wave surfer Greg Long has led the charge around the development and testing of the app, and is featured in the film.
“We are super excited about this project because it means that every surfer can make a difference at their spot. Right now we want to get this out in the world and gather as much data as possible, as well as getting everyone’s feedback to make this app better,” said Save The Waves Executive Director, Nik Strong-Cvetich. “We are also soliciting partners who want to receive this data from our users”.
Save The Waves also seeks your feedback in improving the app for further development with a goal 2,000 downloads by July 30th and 200 user-feedback responses to the survey. For each person responding to the survey, we have teamed up with Pela Case to provide anyone who fills out the survey with a Save The Waves co-branded eco phone case. STW will unroll the app live and feature training at the Life Is A Wave Gala event, June 21.
Save The Waves will use this data to better track and prioritize coastal threats, educate users, and share with coastal agencies and partners to take action worldwide. In the future, The Endangered Waves Mobile app will feature place-based challenges to solve specific coastal issues, while incentivizing the winners with prizes. Here’s how you can help: