by Countryside Alliance

The Shoot App, a new app ‘created by guns, for guns’ is now launched and available to download for free on the App Store or Google Play.

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The app, which was created by Robert Dubsky, himself a keen game shot, is described as a ‘private social network’ for people who game shoot as well as an ‘all in one app for guns’: part social network, part memory bank, part planning tool.
 
Users of the app will be able to ‘gun request’ their contacts who shoot, thereby creating a list of ‘guns’ allowing the user to direct message their guns, form syndicates, arrange days, invite guns to a shoot, recommend shoots and share photos, videos and notes of shoots attended. 
 
As well as this, users will be able to enter all their days shooting, past, present and future, along with photos, videos and notes to share with the rest of the team.  All logged to the shoot calendar and fully searchable.
 
One interesting feature of the app is the Digital Game Card. “Too often traditional game cards end up in the side pocket of the car or in the bin, or last minute changes to the guestlist mean that pre-printed cards have to be awkwardly changed by hand,” explains Robert. “The Digital Game Card allows shoots to enter all the details, which the host can then confirm via the app with one click. This is then distributed, again via the app, to the rest of the team and automatically filed against that day’s shooting for future reference.  Alternatively, the Digital Game Card can be updated at any time, manually with the details of the bag.
 
Although the app does not sell days, pegs or introduce guns to shoots, a comprehensive search function allows users to find new shoots, with filters for location, quarry and bag size, and the option to recommend a shoot to your guns. Users also have the option to export their shoot calendar into their smartphone calendar.
 
The Shoot App was born after Robert found that he couldn’t recall the details of a shoot he had attended: “During one shoot dinner fellow guns were talking about numerous fantastic shoots, which, sadly, I’d never attended! I was basically out of the conversation until a particular shoot was mentioned that none of the guns - apart from me - had been to. However, on being quizzed about it, I struggled to remember the day, how it had gone or who I had shot with, so other than remembering that it was a good day, I could offer no more, which was frustrating.”
 
The app is primarily aimed at guns but will also be useful for beaters and pickers-up, while for commercial shoots there is the chance to reach more potential customers through the search and recommendation functions.
 
Features of The Shoot App:

  • Gun request friends and contacts to create a private list of ‘guns’
  • Create multiple syndicates
  • List / diarise shoots
  • Add photos, videos and notes to your shoot days
  • Digital Game Card
  • List of shoots with shoot bio and quarry options.  1,400 + shoots listed at launch
  • Ability to filter shoots based on quarry, bag size and location
  • Recommend shoots to guns and syndicates
  • Search facility for finding a shoot or a ‘gun’
  • Advising shoots and guns in common with other ‘guns’ (friends)

“This is an app, which has been created to act as a helpful tool for the shooting community and create a private platform for friends to communicate and enjoy the sport we love.  We’re being supported by associations and we too are supporting them, with a clear objective of donating a percentage of income to them once the company starts making a profit.  Now more than ever support is vital.” 
 
Offer – As a launch offer, everyone who downloads The Shoot App from launch through to 1st December 2019, will be entered into a free raffle to win a ‘years worth of cartridges'.  Based on six months for the game season and six months for simulated, totalling 3,000 Eley cartridges. End.

For a detailed guide to The Shoot App click here The Shoot App Guide

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