Travel App Maker To Give Away One Million Downloads

In celebration of National Park Week, travel app maker Chimani Apps for the Outdoors is giving away their suite of Chimani National Park apps. Normally selling for between $4.99-$9.99 each with an average rating of 4 1/2 stars, the company hopes to give away one million downloads.

“Last year we gave away over 100,000 apps during National Park Week – it was a huge success and we had less than a quarter of the apps we have today,” Chimani President, Kerry Gallivan told Gadling. “Our goal to reach a million downloads and to encourage just as many people, especially children, to visit our national parks.”

Expanded and updated over the versions Gadling reviewed last year, the Chimani suite of national park apps include Acadia, Cape Cod, Cuyahoga Valley, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion National Park as well as the National Parks app, a virtual passport tool for all the National Park Service units.

Each of the national park apps delivers constantly updated content, ranger led event schedules, auto touring points of interest, hiking details, restroom locations, free shuttle bus schedules and breaking news alerts.Users can also view sunset and sunrise times for the most memorable scenic overlooks, access tide schedules along the coast and review lodging options.

“Entrance to the national parks is free, and so too are our apps,” said Gallivan. “Chimani develops apps for national parks because they are special – and we want to encourage as many people as possible to get out and enjoy them.”

[Flickr photo via Randy Le’Moine Photography]