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Shark Nark: Keeping the ocean safe one beach at a time!

An app that provides real time information on the beach locale of your choice. Designed to alert the user to potential hidden dangers.

Shark Nark: Keeping the ocean safe one beach at a time!

An app that provides real time information on the beach locale of your choice. Designed to alert the user to potential hidden dangers.

$2
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 10 2019 8:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 10, 2019

About

These images should be what comes to mind when we think about spending a day at the beach. Over 50 million people visit the beach each year. I, myself, have spent countless hours swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving off the California coast.

There can be dangers that lurk beneath the surface. In 2018, the United States had the greatest number of unprovoked shark attacks to date. Scientists have seen an increase since 2010.

“The number of human-shark interactions is strongly correlated with time spent by humans in the sea. As the human population continues to expand and as interest in outdoor aquatic recreational activities increases, the incident of shark attack is expected to rise.” ~ Florida Museum

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Our mission is to help protect both shark and human. We put the shark first because we are the one’s entering their territory.

Preservation, Protection & Peace

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The Problem

The Solution ~ The Shark Nark App

The Shark Nark App is the Solution! By using it before entering the ocean, we can keep our beaches safer while continuing to protect the sharks that call the same waters home.

The app provides vital information on the chosen locale, including high/low tide, lunar activity, fish activity, existence of rip currents, air temperature and bottom composition to name a few. Not only can the user see if a tagged shark is in the area but they can receive notifications of recent sightings as well as report a sighting of a hazard they witnessed, including a shark.

Most importantly the app provides a warning if there is an increased risk of shark attack or being caught in a rip current at that given location and time. If there is a warning at their location, the user can choose a different beach or use the app to see nearby amenities to enjoy while waiting for the danger to pass.

 The Social Aspect 

Origin Story

It is said that you have a 1 in 63 chance of dying from the flu and only a 1 in 3.7 million chance of being killed by a shark during your lifetime. That is what Luke counted on when he entered the ocean that fateful day in 2010. He was a 19-year old college student who was loved by all who knew him, including me. Within an hour of entering the ocean, Luke was gruesomely attacked by an 16 to 18 foot Great White Shark near Santa Barbara, California. His best friend helplessly watched the entire event. Luke’s life faded away as his best friend carried him in his arms as he swam them to shore after the attack. 

Expenses and Three-Year Revenue Projection

We need your help to complete the app and bring it to market quickly. We need to hire an app creator and other talented people to bring the app to life, which takes money. The app will be available in two versions: purchase the ad-free version or download the free app that includes our Sponsor’s advertising. The income generated will help to cover the ongoing costs to keep the app running. Most of the expense is for the payroll required to hire the required analysts and programmers.

  1. Taking the programs and data from a command-driven program on a computer to an automated website function that populates scores on its own.
     
  2. Building the App that pulls the required data and sends notifications to your phone.
     
  3. Developing a program that sends alerts via text message of possible dangers at the beach locale on the user’s profile calendar in the app.

Rewards    

These are examples of some of the rewards being offered. The final design will vary slightly because our final logo will be much, much cooler. We have an artist working on it now and will update the photos once it's done.

Who is behind the app?

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support and for sharing our project with anyone you feel might be interested in saving lives. With your financial  help we will get this app fully developed and ready for download by every surfer, bodyboarder and swimmer. Let’s start saving lives!

Any questions about the creators, the organizations involved, or media requests should be directed to info@SharkNark.org

Any questions about the App should be directed to Dawn@SharkNark.org

Risks and challenges

The challenges are:

1. Creating the software application and bringing it to market through the standard media (i.e. Apple App Store).

2. The coding for the data capture and analysis needs to be written.

3. The data needs to be collected and stored for use by the app.

We hope to include the data collected from tagged sharks around the world as part of this app. This will provide important information including patterns to watch out for and whether a shark is in the vicinity.

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Long-lasting design

I have developed my app to be long lasting through monthly ad campaigns and downloads of the purchased Premium ad-free app.

Reusability and recyclability

I developed a product that has no material waste or packaging to be eliminated. All reward items will be made from sustainable fabrics by a zero-waste company. Such a company will donate all fabric waste to other companies to be re-purposed.

Sustainable materials

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Environmentally friendly factories

I will choose a zero-waste company to create the reward items, like apparel. Any access Fabric or waste materials will be donated to be re-purposed into other products.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

I have developed a product that doesn't require shipping. The app that can be downloaded by anyone anywhere in the world, provided they have internet access.

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    Shark Nark Hoodie

    Shark Nark Hoodie plus all lower level rewards.

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    Shark Nark t-Shirt & Hat

    You will receive a Shark Nark beach bag plus all lower level rewards

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    Shark Nark Beach Tote & Towel

    Receive a quality Shark Nark beach towel and carrying tote plus all the lower level rewards.

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    Founding Contributor

    You'll have an icon on our app showing that you were a founding member plus receive all lower level rewards!

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    60 days of Ad Space

    You will have ad space to run your choice of ad on our app for a total of 60 days, with the option to renew at the end.

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Funding period

- (30 days)