April 26, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Yarmouth, Maine - Chimani LLC, a mobile app developer for the outdoors, today announced that 100,395 copies of its national park apps were downloaded for free during National Park Week, which ran from April 16-24. The Chimani national park apps include Acadia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Yosemite National Park. The iPhone apps normally sell for between $4.99-$9.99 each.
"The response was amazing. It demonstrated how special our national parks are to so many people in America, and abroad. The goal of the promotion was to encourage people to get out and appreciate our national parks - during National Park Week and in the future," said Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan.
"I hope everyone who downloaded the app will also take time to learn more about the many organizations that support our national parks such as the Friends of Acadia, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore, Grand Canyon National Park Association, Yosemite Conservancy and the National Park Foundation," said Kerry Gallivan. "Many people don't realize these organizations play a vital role in supporting the preservation of our national parks."
Below is a breakdown of all the free downloads for each park:
Yosemite National Park: 27,031
Grand Canyon National Park: 25,778
Acadia National Park: 16,708
Cape Cod National Seashore: 16,063
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 14,815
A Global Appreciation:
The appreciation for America's national park is truly global. After the United States, the most number of downloads occurred from The Netherlands, France, Canada and China. "Not only are we living in a global economy, but also a world that looks to America because of the conservation that exists in our national parks", says Kerry Gallivan. "Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan couldn't have said it better when they titled their documentary on national parks 'America's Best Idea'."
Each of the five national park apps are an indispensable resource for anyone exploring some of the most visited national parks. Each delivers constantly updated content, including ranger led activities, free shuttle bus schedules and news alerts. Users can view sunset and sunrise times for the most memorable scenic overlooks, access tide schedules along the coast, review lodging options, plan hikes, and much more.
Pricing and Availability:
The Chimani iPhone apps can be downloaded from Apple's iTunes App Store and the Android versions from the Android Marketplace (keyword: "chimani"). Each app is now available for $4.99 for both the iPhone and Android.
Chimani, LLC is the leading developer of mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android designed to help people explore our national parks. Apps launched to date include those for Acadia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park. Additional parks to be released in the spring include Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Zion National Park. Copyright (C) 2011 Chimani, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.