Chimani Launches Zion National Park App for iPhone and Android

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[] Yarmouth, Maine - Chimani, LLC announced today it has released its newest app - Chimani Zion National Park - for the iPhone and Android platforms. The Zion National Park app, an indispensable resource for anyone exploring the 7th most visited national park in the United States, delivers a 45 minute audio tour of Zion Canyon, a high-resolution GPS-enabled map, constantly updated ranger led activities, over 75 photos and much more.

Users can view sunset and sunrise times for the most memorable scenic overlooks, plan hikes, review key safety information, learn about over 250 points of interest and access a complete list of facilities including locations of all the restrooms, campgrounds and picnic areas in the park.

Like the Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park apps that preceded it, the Zion app boasts a rich and impressive map interface that is custom-made, GPS-enabled, includes every hiking trail in the park, and displays interactive points of interest. Unlike other apps for the park, the map works without the need for a cell or data connection and is specifically designed for the mobile app platform.

"Visitors to national parks praise the simple design of Chimani apps and how they compliment the national park experience," says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. "The Zion app is no different - its designed to offer an expanded understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park, while providing key navigation and informational details."

Users rave about the ability to follow their progress using the GPS feature, even when cell coverage fails or isn't available at all. "Like all the features of this app, you don't need cell access to unleash its full capabilities. Whether you are simply trying to find the closest restroom or taking the audio tour of the park (with over 45 minutes of professionally narrated material), you'll always be able to enjoy the full experience of the app," says Gallivan.

The Zion National Park app is the latest in a series of apps by Chimani, including Acadia National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park and the Cape Cod National Seashore. All are available in Android versions as well as the original iPhone versions.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 130 MB

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time Chimani Zion National Park 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. The Android version can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace (keyword: "chimani") and available at an introductory price of 99 cents.

Chimani, LLC is a 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, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park and the Cape Cod National Seashore. 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.


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