Natural Lands Trust Mobile App

Category: iPhone App | Industry: Business

URL: http://www.natlands.org

Project Summary

Natural Lands Trust is a non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to protecting a large number of nature preserves throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They needed an application that would serve as an interactive and informative hiking trail guide for their users to help them discover and navigate their various preserves.

Project Implementation

At the outset of the project, we had several requirements that needed to be included in this application:

  • Cross-platform native development support for both iOS and Android
  • GPS-enabled map of all locations including directions and search
  • A Web-based admin panel for entering and maintaing data
  • Trail map overlays on Apple Map / Google Map modules
  • Local storage of all data in case a cellular connection isn't available
  • Social sharing functionality to allow users to tag and share photos to their social network of choice
Implementing these features required a heavy-handed use of both first-party and third-party API's with an emphasis on location detection, geocoding, and direction services.

Project Results

The resulting apps - which are available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play - are feature rich hiking guides that provide all the information necessary to enjoy a day in nature.

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