Chimani and Subaru launch national parks mobile app

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The Zion National Park by Chimani app. Anyone can download this app for free and use it to navigate America’s national parks. (Screenshot)

Forget about the paper travel guides that are such a hassle to deal with — there’s a new way to get around national parks.

Chimani and Subaru have launched free mobile app travel guides for national parks.

The apps allow people to navigate national parks without having to carry around the paper travel guides that frequently litter the parks.

A mobile app travel guide will be available for each of the 59 national parks.

These apps are not only intended to help visitors navigate the parks, but also to help eliminate waste.

Chimani has been working on these apps since 2010. The apps will feature GPS-enabled maps that do not require cellphone or a Wi-Fi connection.

“We began developing the national park apps in 2010 to address the need for better access to park information, while also understanding the cellular connectivity issue most parks face,” said Chimani CEO and cofounder Kerry Gallivan in a Chimani blog. “Each of our national park apps includes curated, original content covering hiking trails and unique points of interest, park facilities and more, along with GPS-enabled maps that work without a cell or Wi-Fi connection.”

Subaru and Chimani are working together to enhance the national park experience.

“As we enter the one hundredth year of the national parks, Subaru remains as committed as ever to help park visitors make the most of their trips to our national treasures, while also educating them on the need to keep them clean and beautiful for the next generation,” said Subaru of America senior vice president of marketing Alan Bethkein in the blog post. “Chimani is a terrific partner that offers Subaru the opportunity to do both through their new national park apps.”

The 59 national park apps are available on Google Play, the App Store and Amazon Appstore.

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