Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) July 6, 2010
Mobile42 today announced a new series of Apple iPhone applications called Travel Photo Guides of U.S. National Parks. The apps offer travelers GPS locations on zoomable park and topographical maps that guide them to the best places in the park to visit and photograph. Built-in tools provide the ideal settings to take postcard-perfect photos. Current offerings include apps for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Yellowstone National Park. With more than 15 million visitors every year, these are the most popular national park destinations in the U.S.
Users can browse through hundreds of stunning photos taken by world-class photographers that show where to go in the parks for the best views and how to take similar photographs. The photographers include Tom Murphy who is renowned for his photography in Yellowstone National Park as well as wildlife in the West; Erik Stensland who is a fine-art landscape photographer focused on the Rocky Mountains, England and Utah; and Nye Simmons who is an author and expert on Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway.
“We are very excited to offer travelers an interactive guide to the park that not only provides extensive maps but also the secret to taking spectacular pictures,” said Neal Goldstein, co-founder and bestselling author of the For Dummies series of iPhone and iPad application development books. “Our apps help visitors maximize their time in the park. We make it easy to plan exactly where to go for the best vistas and shots.”
Mobile42 is partnering with Yellowstone Park Foundation and Rocky Mountain Nature Association to raise money for the parks. A portion of the proceeds of the sales of the apps is donated to the respective Park Associations. Mobile42 is also sponsoring a Facebook contest for raising awareness and obtaining donations for the park associations. The app also supports the ability to donate directly to the park associations.
“Yellowstone is beloved by millions, but many people don’t know that there’s a way to participate directly in caring for the park. Photo Travel Guide’s Yellowstone National Park iPhone app helps visitors see the wonders and wildlife of Yellowstone in a whole new way, and is also helping to protect those wonders and wildlife through their support of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.”
Christine Weinheimer, Yellowstone Park Foundation, http://www.ypf.org.
The Travel Photo Guides apps for the national parks – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Yellowstone National Park – are available now for download through the iTunes store on a computer or an iPhone.
Mobile42 develops mobile phone applications for the travel market. See more at http://www.travelphotoguides.com