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Major Powderhook Update

Powderhook Launches Major App Update

LINCOLN, NE  Local, current information on hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting is now easier than ever to find with the newest Powderhook update. The Nebraska-based tech company has assembled nearly 10,000 outdoor events from many major NGO’s, retailers, state agencies and more and organized them in a new feature called “Discover.”

Here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll find in the newest release. As always, visit the App Store or Google Play to download or update the app.

Discover: Easily find an event or public hunting spot near you.

Events
When people are out looking for stuff to do on the weekends, outdoor events usually aren’t on anyone’s radar. Why is that? People who host outdoor events are competing for attendees just like a movie theater, concert venue, sporting event or pretty much anything that a person can do to entertain themselves. This update and the API Powderhook has created for others to use changes that.

When it comes to creating new participants, it’s hard to know which event might trip which trigger. With the Powderhook update, we’ve not only begun to distribute our partner’s events to the top five event hosting websites on the internet, we compile them in a sortable feed for our users to access.

Public Spots
People are constantly looking for a new or better spot to go. Powderhook has always had one of the most complete public lands map available for free to anyone who downloads, but now we give users a cleaner ability to sort and configure search results. “I was headed up to Ohio last weekend and used the app to find a spot to go,” says app user Bobby Bostian. “It was great being able to hit the ‘Directions’ button and have it take me right to the spot. I also showed a couple hunters the ‘Discover’ section of the app and they were absolutely amazed at all of the public land that was available in their area.”

Leaderboards: Find out who’s doing the work of passing along our heritage in your state.

Whenever a user in the app answers a question, makes a post, replies to a comment, or becomes a Digital Mentor they earn what we call “CRED”. The more a person uses the app and provides useful information, the more they can build their “CRED,” one day earning them incentives. People can now see how they stack up to other users in their state to provide a fun, competitive aspect to helping others have a better day outdoors.

Latest Gobble Map Updates

Now that Gobble Map has been in the wild for a while, we’ve been busy working on ways to make it even better. Here’s a rundown of the latest updates to Gobble Map. Jump onto Google Play or the iOS App Store and download version 1.2.2 to check them out!

Include a Photo with Your Reports

When you create a Gobble Report, you have the option to take a photo or upload an existing photo. The photo will be included with the report so others viewing your report can see what you were seeing! You’ll now see the following buttons when you’re creating a new report:

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When you’re viewing Gobble Reports in list view, reports that include an image will be annotated with a camera icon. Click on the report to view its image.

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Invite Friends with Facebook

Gobble Map is more fun with friends. That’s why we’ve made it easy to sync your Facebook account so that you can invite friends to download Gobble Map.

Simply open the menu (by tapping top right), and select “Invite Friends”. From there, tap the “Invite Friends with Facebook” button. Your friends will receive an invite to check out Gobble Map on their mobile devices.

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Invite Contacts with a Text Message

You can also invite your contacts with a text message. We’ll pre-load the text message with the download link, and you can send it to contacts of your choice. Simply open the menu (by tapping top right), and select “Invite Friends”. From there, tap the “Invite Your Contacts” button. The text message interface will open on your device.

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What’s new on Powderhook?

Did you know you can now invite someone to an event on Powderhook without requiring them to buy a ticket? Say you’re an event administrator and you’d like event volunteers to be able to join your event card on Powderhook, but they’re not required to buy a ticket since they’re volunteers.

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Now, when you invite someone to your event, you’ll see a check box under their name that reads “This person requires a ticket to join.” By default, it’s checked. That means the invitee will be required to select an available ticket and purchase it before joining the Powderhook event card. If you decide to not to check the box, the invitee will be allowed to (optionally) skip selecting tickets and be placed directly in the event!

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If you invite someone with this feature, direct them to look for the blue text under the “Get Tickets” button that reads “Or, join within a ticket by clicking here.” They’ll see this text on the ticket selection page on Powderhook. When they click on the blue text, they’ll be placed directly in the event card. Of course, they can always return to the ticketing page and get tickets later!

Please note, the invitee must be signed in to Powderhook to see the option of skipping ticket selection. Let us know what you think!

What’s new on Powderhook?

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks here at Powderhook. We’re excited to announce several new updates on our website that make it even easier to find and create access to the outdoors. Here’s a rundown:

1. Invite and assign tickets to other people.

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You can already search for thousands of events on Powderhook, and get tickets with just a few clicks. Now, when you get tickets to an event you can:

  • Claim the ticket for yourself
  • Invite someone to claim the ticket by email
  • Enter the information for someone else, and give them the ticket

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