Getting started as a fisher or fisher assistant


Welcome! To register and get started, click on tabs 1 – 5 below and follow the steps – also outlined in the Youtube video below.

Updates: We are continuously improving the ABALOBI apps and working on ways to automate the login functions. So please check this page for updates from time to time and refer any new fishers wishing to register with us here.

Any problems? If you experience any problems during registration or setup, please send an e-mail to support@abalobi.info with your name, cell phone number, and an explanation of the problem you are experiencing.

Register on ABALOBI

  1. Install ABALOBI REGISTER on your device from the Google Play Store
  2. Complete and submit the registration form using the ABALOBI REGISTER app on your device
    (Note: If you are a Local Fisher Assistant, please register as such)
  3. You should receive a first SMS (after a few seconds) confirming that your registration was received
  4. Wait for a second SMS (within 48 hours) confirming your ABALOBI username and password

Install and configure ABALOBI FISHER

  1. Install ABALOBI FISHER on your device from the Google Play Store
  2. Open the ABALOBI FISHER app on your device
  3. Select Setup Logbook (right at the bottom)
  4. Enter your fisher username and password from registration
  5. Press Save Settings and wait for it to complete
  6. In the ABALOBI FISHER main menu, select Log my catch and this should open ODK Collect
    (Note: Install ODK Collect from the Google Play Store if prompted to do so, before proceeding with steps 7 – 12.
    Go to the ABALOBI FISHER main menu and select Log my catch again. This should open ODK Collect.)
  7. In ODK Collect, press the menu button () and select Admin Settings
  8. Select Admin Password
  9. On the first line, enter the same password that you used before
  10. On the second line, enter the same password again
  11. Select OK
  12. Select Back to go back to the ODK Collect menu again

Create a blank form

  1. Open the ABALOBI FISHER app on your device
  2. Select Log my catch – a page with ODK Collect will show
  3. Select Get blank form
  4. When it says Server Requires Authentication, press OK
  5. If it is not already ticked, tick the box next to Fisher_Logbook_v2_0
  6. Press Get Selected to download the blank form
  7. Go back to the main menu in ODK Collect
  8. Now when you go to Fill Blank Form, you should see Fisher_Logbook_v2_0
  9. Use this to log your catch

ABALOBI ANALYTICS

  1. Open ABALOBI FISHER on your device
  2. Select ABALOBI ANALYTICS
    (Note: Install ABALOBI ANALYTICS on your device from the Google Play Store when prompted to do so.)
  3. Login with your credentials (username and password from registration)
  4. Tick the Remember me box

Configure Telegram

  1. Open ABALOBI FISHER on your device
  2. Select Messaging
  3. Follow the setup instructions
  4. Add the ABALOBI admin contact number which you can obtain from your local fisher assistant or from support@abalobi.info: +27 (0) 82 366 ****
  5. Send ABALOBI admin a message with your name, cell phone number and the name of the fisher community in which you reside
  6. You will then be allocated to a chat group
  7. Once allocated, introduce yourself to other fishers in the network!