September 8, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Yarmouth, Maine - Chimani, LLC announced today it has released its newest app - Chimani Rocky Mountain National Park - for the iPhone and Android platforms. The Rocky Mountain app, an indispensable resource for anyone exploring the sixth most visited national park in the United States, delivers a 45 minute audio tour of the Trail Ridge Road, a high-resolution, custom-made map which is GPS-enabled, hiking guide for the most popular trails in the park, schedules for all the free shuttle buses, updated ranger led activities, over 100 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 300 points of interest and access a complete list of facilities including locations of all the restrooms and picnic areas in the park.
Like the Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park apps that preceded it, the Rocky Mountain 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 phone or data connection and is specifically designed for the mobile app platform.
"The Rocky Mountain app is a great resource for first time visitors looking to explore the high alpine beauty of Trail Ridge Road, or seasoned visitors heading off to their favorite backcountry hike around Longs Peak. " says Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan. "The app is full of all the essential details and ready to go where you are."
The Chimani Rocky Mountain app also features a new section dedicated to the core Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics. "I couldn't think of a more appropriate Chimani national park app to launch this exciting new partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics." says Gallivan. "It's a great organization working really hard for everyone who loves the outdoors and Chimani is proud to be an official small business partner." By the end of the fall, each of the over 100,000 downloads of the Chimani apps will receive a free update of all the Leave No Trace material.
The Rocky Mountain National Park app is the latest in a series of apps by Chimani, including the National Parks "virtual passport", Acadia National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park and the Cape Cod National Seashore. All are available for either the iPhone or Android.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 130 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Until September 15th, Chimani Rocky Mountain National Park 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) 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 until September 15th. After that, both versions will sell for the regular price of $4.99.
Chimani, LLC is a leading developer of mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android designed to help people explore our national parks. 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.