The new app, based on a traditional gamebook and the brainchild of Peter Wilson and friend Peter Dove, is designed to help busy guns keep up-to-date records of their shooting with the minimum of fuss.
“We regularly shoot together on my family farm and often struggle to find the time to sit down and fill out our gamebooks,” said Peter Wilson. “Gamebooks play an important role – they give immediate recall to past days in the field. E-Gamebook brings shooting into the 21st century and gives time-strapped shooters the opportunity to easily record a weekend’s sport via their Apple iPad. There’s no need to lug an enormous leather-bound gamebook about with you anymore.”
The app, which was six months in the making, saw Peter Wilson and Peter Dove working with a leading creative agency in London.
“The PIN-protected app stores all the data in a cloud, so there is never any concern about losing your cherished records”, said Peter Wilson. “E-Gamebook’s clever design means users have unlimited pages and never run out of space. It caters for almost all types of game, including winged game, deer and pest species.”
Despite its modern format and benefits, tradition is still at the very heart of E-Gamebook, however.
“The look and design of E-Gamebook was as important to us as its functionality,” said Peter Wilson. “We have used a blend of traditional parchment paper and wrapped the app in dark green leather. We are currently negotiating with a top publisher to be able to offer users the ability to print their E-Gamebook records. Clay shooting is my job, but game shooting is my passion so I am hugely excited about launching this new app.”
The price of Version 1 of the new E-Gamebook is £7.50
For more information visit Stand E433A at the CLA Game Fair, which will take place over July 19-21 at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.