Current project status

– last updated on April 04, 2016

We will soon make active advertising for the beta phase of the project

Online, our project has been in an alpha version since 2 February 2014. Until the beginning of June 2017, we are going to complete some essential functions as well as the preparation of the marketing. Then it becomes exciting, because only then we start to apply for our Scoutfish professionally.
Already in 2005 we had been working on the “Worldtraveller’s Book” as a combination of an Open Content Wiki and a Social Network. We found a suitable name for the project and developed the design. Between 2005 and 2011, we set up three technically different versions of “Scoutfish” but couldn’t complete one of them. In December 2011 the team changed. And in January 2012, we launched the project again, this time in another web application framework. Since the end of 2013, we are working on Scoutfish only in a small team – but continuously.

Scoutfish team

Active associates: Roland, Thomas and Waldemar Passive: Jörg

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Concept & design

In recent months, the focus was on the responsive design for mobile devices and the input masks.

* Will never reach 100%, because these points are always in a process of development

  • Basic concept and structure (completed in 2004) 99% 99%
  • detailed concept (specific content and functionality) * 92% 92%
  • Design (surface, icons & graphics) * 92% 92%
  • Responsive design (mobile) * 92% 92%

Technical realization

At the moment we are developing the travel-related branches of the guide; we first set up the categories “Lodging” and “Dining”. In addition, we implement some tools like the function “Report a problem”.

* Will never reach 100%, because these points are always in a process of development

Server

  • Database model (completed 2012) * 95% 95%
  • Ruby on Rails development server (with modules) * 95% 95%
  • Ruby on Rails server BETA (with modules) * 90% 90%

Administration

  • User management (with specific functions of Scoutfish) * 55% 55%
  • Management, safety engineering and accounting * 45% 45%
  • commercial management (with Scoutfish functions) * 0% 0%

Functions

  • internal mailbox (with Scoutfish functions) * 85% 85%
  • Segment common functions (images, ratings, search, etc.) * 42% 42%

Travel guide & community

  • Travel guide – destinations (with Scoutfish functions) * 70% 70%
  • Travel guide – branches (with Scoutfish functions) * 32% 32%
  • Community (with Scoutfish functions) * 45% 45%

Editorial pages

  • Editorial pages (home) * 38% 38%
  • Static pages (Disclaimer, FAQs, philosophy …) * 85% 85%
  • Instructions for commercial use (static pages) * 19% 19%

Contents

  • Travel guide / destinations (country-specific descriptions) * * 23% 23%
  • Static pages (Disclaimer, FAQs, philosophy, etc.) * 80% 80%
  • Instructions (community) * 75% 75%
  • Translations (English) * 70% 70%

Travel guide, info entries (absolute number, 04/04/2017)

Travel guide, places (absolute number, 04/04/2017)

Uploaded images (absolute number, 04/04/2017)

Marketing

* Will never reach 100%, because these points are always in a process of development

  • Conception * 88% 88%
  • Implementation of marketing tools overall * 18% 18%
  • Accompanying project page * 70% 70%
  • SEO – Search Engine Optimization 38% 38%
  • Targeting * 25% 25%
  • Social media * 40% 40%
  • Video tutorials 0% 0%