Getting started …


Are you a fisher wishing to register to use ABALOBI FISHER? Or a chef seeking to source storied seafood via ABALOBI MARKETPLACE? Please scroll to the appropriate section below…


For fishers …


Welcome! To register and get started, follow steps 1 – 5 below.

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

Register with ABALOBI

  1. Go to http://register.abalobi.info
  2. Click on Register to use Fisher Logbook
  3. Complete and submit the registration form
  4. You should receive a first SMS (within 5 minutes) confirming that your registration was received
  5. Wait for a second SMS (within 48 hours) confirming your ABALOBI username. Make sure you remember the password you entered during registration.

Note: If you registered as a Local Fisher Assistant, someone from the ABALOBI team will need to verify your application. It may then take up to 2 working days before you receive the second SMS.

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!


For chefs & restaurants …


Simply download the ABALOBI MARKTEPLACE app and follow the integrated instructions for registration …

Need assistance? If you experience any problems during registration or setup, please send an e-mail to admin@abalobi.org with your name, establishment name, email, cell phone number, and an explanation of the problem you are experiencing.

Install and configure ABALOBI MARKETPLACE

  1. Install ABALOBI MARKETPLACE on your device from the Google Play Store
  2. Open the ABALOBI MARKETPLACE app on your device
  3. Follow the integrated instructions on the app to register

Releasing August 2018

ABALOBI MARKETPLACE for iOS is releasing in August 2018. Please indicate your intent to join the From Hook to Cook movement by emailing the following to admin@abalobi.org

  1. Your name
  2. Establishment name
  3. Your location
  4. Email address
  5. Contact number