ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 1, 2010) – To help boaters and anglers find boat ramps right in the palm of their hand, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the launch of the Take Me Fishing ‘Boat Ramp’ application for iPhone and Droid phones. The free app, which is available in the Apple iTunes store and in the Droid Marketplace, features more than 35,000 boat ramps across the country.
“We’re pleased to offer the Boat Ramp app for boaters and anglers on the go,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “It’s all about convenience, and RBFF is committed to delivering information to visitors when they want it and how they want it.”
The Boat Ramp app from Take Me Fishing has an easy-to-use interface, providing users with a list of ramps close to their current location by zip code or city. The app also provides users with driving directions. In the first week of release, the Boat Ramp app was downloaded more than 2,600 times.
“The Boat Ramp app is just one of many ways we’re using new technology to engage boaters and anglers and inspire them to get out on the water,” added Peterson. “We’re continuing to increase our social media presence and developing a mobile-friendly website that we’ll launch later this year.”
Take Me Fishing, the boating and fishing communities’ award-winning national campaign, helps boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign website, TakeMeFishing.org, features tips and how-to’s that can be used all over the country, tools to compare different styles of boats, information on how to get a fishing license and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find the perfect local boating and fishing spot.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.