July 30, 2013 - 2:38 PM
SALMON ARM - A software business located in Salmon Arm has teamed up with a History Channel star to create and launch an interactive field app for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
Bawtree Software, designer of mobile applications created Skin a Buck in conjuction with Alaska based taxidermist Russell Knight. Knight starred in Mounted in Alaska, a History Channel show focusing on game hunting and taxidermy. He was 13 years old when he first applied for a mail-in course in taxidermy, and five years later found full-time employment in the field. Along with his career as a television star, Knight has his own taxidermy business in Anchorage.
The Skin a Buck app provides a step by step tutorial with pictures and voice instructions helping users learn the proper techniques to skin and prepare big game trophies while in the field. The catalogue of animals currently available on the app will expand over the next few months and users can unlock the specific animals they wish to hunt.
CEO of Bawtree Software, Hugh Bawtree, says the company is happy to have worked with Knight on the project.
"Although our developmental experience covers a very wide number of sectors, we really enjoyed working on a project that is driven by Russell's energy, passion and enthusiasm for the art of taxidermy," Bawtree said.
The app is appropriate for iOS, Android and Blackberry vendors. It can be downloaded for free from Google Play. The free version comes with a guide for skinning a brown bear, however there are fees for unlocking guides for other animals.
Bawtree Software was founded in 2007 with its headquarters in Salmon Arm. The company specializes in research, design strategy and development of applications for mobile devices. The company also has a team installed in their Kelowna office. Between the two locations they employ a staff of nine.
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