Friday, July 16, 2010

Android app now available

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Since we launched the first-of-its-kind GPS-enabled zoo iPhone app back in October 2009, we've received many requests for an Android version. We've been working hard the last few months with our partners at AVAI Mobile Solutions, and the Android version is finally here and ready to download!
The app functions the same as the iPhone version with useful features to help plan your trip and enhance your visit on grounds, including:

- GPS-enabled zoo map with “Near Me” recommendations for animal exhibits, play areas, concession stands and restrooms
- daily schedule of zoo activities including zookeeper talks and children’s programs
- educational animal fact sheets with multimedia including video, photo and sound files
- special promotional offers redeemable at concession stands
- zoo news and happenings
- easy access to Facebook and Twitter so you can share your zoo experience

To see the mobile app in action (demonstrated on an iPhone), watch this quick intro video:

The mobile app costs just 99 cents and the proceeds from sales go toward the zoo’s animal care, education, conservation and operations costs that allow the zoo to care for more than 1,000 animals representing 300 species, and support 37 field conservation programs in 50 countries worldwide. To download, just search for "Woodland Park Zoo" in your mobile app store.

Have any ideas for additional features you'd like to see on the app? Let us know! And if you find a particularly useful feature in the app or a preferred way of utilizing it on grounds, share your insight with other zoo visitors on our Zoo Visitor Tips page.

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps FourSquare or Gowalla integration? Woodland Park is a great place, I have a membership and try to go at least once every two weeks :)

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  2. That's a feature we have been thinking about quite a bit lately. Good to know there might be interest. Thanks for the feedback!

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  3. why not a platform agnostic app? A web based app that everyone can use. Comment sent from my palm pre.

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  4. If we are able to find a sponsor to underwrite this, then it could happen.

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