12 Dec 2015
We will be testing a new feature for Kruger National Park, if anyone is going there for the holidays and would like to test it out, please mail me. The new features will allow Sightings Tracker, with the click of a button, tell you your surroundings. From underlying geology, dominant grass, plant and tree species, as well as species of animals you are likely to see, based on the area, current sightings and analytics based on multiple sources. We are hopefully now able to move away from just sightings and add a new dimension to being more aware of our surrounding areas.
8 Dec 2015
Sightings Tracker Version 3 has finally been released on IOS, moving forward, all future updates for IOS, Android & commercial versions will be concurrent. We have added a few new additions to the IOS version which are specific to IOS as stipulated by Apple, but the changes are more cosmetic so there should be no difference between Sightings Tracker IOS or Android.
07 July 2015
I would like to take this quick opportunity to thank all the contributions and contributors to the software. Our next version will be out shortly which will hopefully address all the problems we experienced with integrating on IOS 8 and Android 5. Both operating systems have proven, well, troublesome. There is a list of bug fixes longer than a public Facebook argument about conservation and the team has been working extremely hard to tick off each one, test, retest, fix, and test again. A new feature we have been working on for Sightings Tracker is a commercial application which we have piloted in multiple game farms around the country, which will available for purchase by early November 2015. We have designed a game management software tool to assist rangers, field patrol units and game farm owners manage their assets, their wild life. We have designed and manufactured in-house electronics for tagging and monitoring animals, electronic counter poaching surveillance and prevention technology as well as game movement analytics, game census tools and more. We are especially excited about our counter poaching technology and equipment, which in its first 3 weeks of testing, lead to the successful arrest of no less than 12 poachers in 3 separate incidents at our test site. If you are interested in a technologically weighted approach to management and counter poaching, please email me. We will be rolling out generation 2 of our electronics shortly and have space for at least 2 more test sites.
12 Jan 2015
IOS Application Version 3.61 was sent to the kind people at Apple to get approved. Hopefully, soon, IOS will share all the features on Android. If you have upgraded to Sightings Tracker Version 3.5 or greater, content will now automatically update when needed, when you start the application, no need anymore for store submission and to download the entire application again.
04 Jan 2015
A new update (Version 3.60) was released to fix Android 5.0 (Lollipop) problems. Application now works on Android 5.0, Tested on Samsung Galaxy S5 And Nexus 7. As devices get updated, if there are any problems with Lollipop, please let me know.
01 Jan 2015
Happy New Year to everyone!
App has been updated on the Google Play Store and seems to be working. If anyone still has problems (Logging in or updating latest sightings, please email me
28 Dec 2014
An update has been uploaded to the Android Play Store, hopefully roll out will start over the next 24-48 hours. Apparently, not every one works over the Christmas period? :D
24 Dec 2014
Some Android users have reported that the application is now randomly crashing when opening / checking for new sightings. We have traced it back to our ISP, they updated the server security (without warning) which is creating the problem. We hope to have it resolved shortly (either they will revert our server settings, or we will release an update on the app store as a 'quick' fix. Thanks for the patience
25 Oct 2014
Android Application Version 3 has been released! The current version is a public beta, if there are any problems please email me
15 Aug 2014
Capturing and collating of animal species has begun. Capturing of all 1042 Points of interest (Kruger National Park) is complete along with its 38000+ road points.
6 Aug 2014
Officially, Sightings Tracker Tour Guide will have an offline map, free of charge (Kruger, Addo and Golden Gate completed, rest to be updated once Virtual Tour Guide is released).
4 Aug 2014
Beta Testing almost completed. We plan to move the new application from private beta to public test for a few weeks to sample a wider selection of hand sets. We will go public on the 27 Aug 2014. For Android users, there will be an option to run the existing App (2.54) on older devices. The new version will be a completely new application (Sightings Tracker Virtual Tour guide). Unfortunately due to some features which have been added, only newer devices will be able to run the app (Android 4.3+). For Apple users, the old version will be replaced by version 3 (Sightings Tracker Virtual Tour guide). Any version will be able to sync between handsets, versions or even different operating systems.
3 June 2014
Server is back up - Our Service Provider updated the server and promptly broke Sightings Tracker. A temporary fix has been uploaded and we can now work towards on a permanant solution. Thanks to all our Android users patience during this outage.
10 May 2014
Updated the kruger sigthings boards for IOS & Android
10 April 2014
Support the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge - SANParks Honorary Rangers Charity bond. Click for more information
3 April 2014
Version 3 beta testing positions has now closed as all the spaces have been filled. Thank you to all of you who are now official beta testers. Lets break it then fix it, making it better. If you would like to see any specific features in the upcoming app, you can email me at I want to see these features...
2 March 2014
Statistical analysis program completed. Every sighting uploaded to the server is now included in a complex analysis tool. Each sighting is compared to other sightings and grouped together to start mapping animal territories, home ranges, breeding patterns, mortalitly etc. Based on your uploaded sightings with descriptive features (total numbers, male/female, with cubs etc) we have started building a picture, which is constantly becoming more accurate with more sightings being added. There are currently over 6000 accurate sightings already stored in the database and growing at around 10-15 sightings per day on average, for Kruger National Park alone. On the map page
, Select a species on the left hand column and change the "Overlay" button on the top bar, you will start to see the animal hotspots listed for that species.
25 Feb 2014
Beta Testing has started for Android devices, if you would like to assist and partake in becoming a beta tester, please email me at Sightings Tracker Application
. All you need to do is send the email address you use for your android play store account and I will send the invite to download the application. There are many new features on the new version so exstensive testing will be required.
22 Feb 2014
Added a new statistical tool to the interactive map page. By clicking on a species on the left hand column, you can now change the overlay to view either the icons of specific sightings or you can view a "hotspot"
12 Feb 2014
Welcome to the new look Sightings Tracker Website.
23 Oct 2013
Android & IOS applications has been started from scratch, again. New native coded applications are on their way, promising much faster experience on handsets and devices.