Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Application Launch


January xxth, Digital Scientists in partnership with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper launched the Riverkeeper Watershed mobile application. The app is available on the iOS and Android platforms at their specific app stores. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River. They monitor and provide current predictions of E. Coli bacteria and water levels. Needing a mobile application to distribute this information they reach out to us.


The Riverkeeper app is a tool for planning and enjoying the Chattahoochee waterways safely. We delivered a multi-featured application. It has a clear and easy to use interface that efficiently distributes watershed information.

  1. Streamlined user interface
  2. Push notifications
  3. Bacteria level alerts
  4. Water level gauges
  5. Monitoring station locations and proximity
  6. User events calendar


To conform to the project’s timeline and budget, we developed the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s app under our minimal viable product (MVP) offering. Our MVP process consists of distilling a product to its core features, and with those identified features, we develop a fully working product for release. The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper app was completed in 25 days from concept to launch.

For MVP projects, 3rd party tools assist with development speed and application scalability. Below are a few we used:

  • Cordova Library – for multi-platform development flexibility.
  • Google Maps API – for the map overlay for monitoring of station locations and data.
  • Parse – for sending native iOS and Android push notifications.


We explored how users will make this app as part of their river usage routine, We focused on the ease of use of the data delivery system. Our UX solution assures understanding for users from novice to the IT professionals.

See the health of Gerorgia’s waterways and download the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper app today