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image of Utah.Gov Wins 2018 Best Government Mobile Application Mobile WebAward for Utah Fishing Report

To: Utah.Gov

For: Utah Fishing Report

Award: Best Government Mobile Application

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Nothing beats good advice when you're looking for a great day of fishing. Now, Utahns can simply ask a personal digital assistant for the best advice from the state's best experts. The Alexa skill, available on the Alexa mobile app and Alexa Auto, gives full fishing reports for fishing spots across the state of Utah. "It's incredibly fun to play with," said David Fletcher, Utah Chief Technology Officer. "But then it becomes clear that it is a great tool to learn about some of Utah's best fishing holes." Utah Fishing helps anglers find the best fishing spots across the state. The Alexa skill tells fisherman the status at the Utah fishing spots, the conditions, bait that has been working, and what species are biting. The reports are updated regularly by local experts who have the best information. "If you've ever had a friend that kept you up-to-date on fishing hotspots, that's what it's like," said Mike Fowlks, Division of Wildlife Resources' Director. "Except you have all the expertise of the DWR." To use the Alexa skill users simply: Tell Alexa to enable Utah Fishing Ask, "Alexa, open Utah Fishing." Then say, "Alexa, what's the fishing report for Strawberry Reservoir?" Or any of the 148 fishing spots catalogued in the Alexa skill. This skill uses information that has been published for years on the state’s website and is updated weekly during and turned it into something interesting and useful on a voice assistant. For an interactive fishing reports map visit: https://wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots/

 

Award Credits

Contributors:

Chief Information Officer:

Michael Hussey

Chief Technology Officer:

David Fletcher