January 20, 2016
Season One in the Books!
The first season is in the books for the Quiver Hunting App, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with how things turned out. We set out to build a tool for the fanatical whitetail hunter, and the feedback and responses we got from hunters using it out in the wild has been amazing.
Quiver was built as a platform for tracking hunts so that hunters can hunt smarter and improve their chances in the woods. We also see Quiver as a way to better understand deer behavior by exploring the activity that’s logged in the app. Any data that we publish will be generalized and in aggregate, but our hope is that we can start to tease out interesting trends and analysis for deer hunters.
For example, here’s a map view of all the hunts logged this season in Quiver. It’s pretty wild to see all the action happening in the eastern part of the country, but it makes sense knowing that Quiver was designed and built for whitetail hunters - which is where the majority of whitetails call home.
However, things get much more interesting when we start to look at the actual activity logged in the app. There’s a ton of potential beyond what we have below, but this is just a glimpse at the types of stats and insights we hope to publish - all in the spirit of helping you to hunt smarter. The numbers below are purely based on activity that was logged in the app.
I just want to say thank you to all of you who downloaded the app from iTunes and used it this season. When you build something completely new, you never quite know how it will get used until it’s in the hands of actual users. We had an awesome first season and heard a ton of great feedback on how to improve things for next year. Speaking of which, if you know a great developer who might be interested in working with us, please share this link with them.
Lastly, we are always looking for ways to improve the app, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on how to make it even better. We put together this short 3 minute survey that we’d appreciate your help on. This will help inform us what features to build for next season.
Thanks again and best of luck getting ready for next season.