“By integrating real time data from Snowy Hydro into the app, we do not need to re-release the app whenever changes occur. It is an immediate, cost-effective solution for people visiting or living in this region,” says Ian Miller, Application Services Manager at Spatial Vision.
“Snowy Live was built using HTML5 technology. This means the app is built using web technologies and then compiled into native apps for Android and iOS. Using this approach, we only had to write the code once, which is both quicker and cheaper than natively coding separate apps for Android and iOS,” says Mr Miller.
The app provides water level information for three lakes, Eucumbene, Jindabyne and Tantangara and water release data for three dams, Jindabyne, Tantangara and Khancoban.
To make the app more convenient, since most people will only be interested in one lake or dam at a time, we ensured users could select the lake(s) or dam(s) they are most interested in and ‘favourite’ them. For example, if a user was interested in Lake Jindabyne, they could select this lake as a favourite.
Access to this lake's data is then available directly from the home page, both as a "favourite" but also showing the current lake level or water release rate in a scroll area above the buttons. In addition to displaying real time information, the Snowy Live app is also a valuable source of information for tourists visiting the Snowy Mountain region. It contains web links and contact information for the Snowy Hydro Visitor Facilities and caravan and camping parks, helping tourists plan their visit.
For more information, please call on 1300 366 796 or alternatively email here.