Department of Fisheries

Mobile application & Integration

A mobile app to link data across oceans


The Department of Fisheries’ (DoF) primary responsibility is to conserve, sustainably develop and share the use of Western Australia’s aquatic resources and their ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations.

When on the water, DoF officers are required to make licence queries. This was done previously by using time consuming, land based administration services. We have now streamlined this process by creating a mobile app for the officers to use.

The Challenge

The Department of Fisheries needed their officers to be able to access fishing licence and registration data on a mobile application that would be easy to use and accessible on a range of devices. Making it a quicker and easier process for them to access information, so fishers could be on their way sooner. 

The Solution

To solve DoF’s problem, Integranet created a mobile application specifically for the DoF Officers to use. 

The mobile application:

  • Significantly reduces licence query time
  • Reduces the overhead on admin and on-shore Fisheries Officers
  • Allows permit fishers to be on their way sooner.

Xamarin Forms, a Microsoft owned company with tools for cross platform development was implemented by our team to develop a windows application with secure mobile API interface, allowing secure mobile access. The use of fuzzy search logic was an added benefit to improving results for occasions such as incorrect spelling.

The DoF Officers mobile application is available on both the App Store for iOS devices, and the Google Play store for Android devices, making it adaptable for each officer.

At Integranet, we understand that in today’s digital world it is critical for every business to embrace mobile apps through mobile app development in order that their business service offerings can be improved. Our team of expert mobile app developers, based in Perth, work across iOS, Android, Windows, Web apps and other digital platforms for a seamless IT solution.


The Result

DoF officers now have access to the entire licence database from their pockets with the use of their new DoF Officers' mobile application. With a quick search for the first and last names of a licence holder, they are presented with an informative and colour coordinated card of the status of that licence.

This means officers are saving hours each day and can interact with many more fishers.

An added benefit of the DoF Officers mobile application solution is the creation of a friendlier interaction between the officers and the fishers as they no longer need to wait as long for their licence to be checked - happy client, happy fishers.

If you believe your business could benefit from a mobile application, or you need to speed up a process within your business and think a digital solution could be the way forward, then contact us or book a FREE consultation, and we will be happy to talk you through all your options.

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