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Android App coming soon!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:19 pm

The official 14ers.com Android app is coming soon!
May 1st is the likely release date when you can download it from the Android marketplace

Highlights:
  • Keeping with the mission of 14ers.com, it will be FREE! (at least for the foreseeable future)
  • Interacts real-time with 14ers.com data so there's no need to push content updates through the Android marketplace when changes are made to 14ers.com.
  • Stores information for offline use or in the backcountry, without Internet access.
  • Includes:
    • 14er Peak lists
    • 14er Overview Map
    • Trailheads
    • Route Descriptions
    • Route Maps
    • Route Google Maps with GPX route line overlays
    • Route Photos (yes, all of them!)
    • Multi-Route Overview Maps
    • Peak Condition Updates
    • Trailhead Condition/Road Updates
    All available real-time from the site and will stay on your device for use in the backcountry or when you don't have an Internet connection. Yup, if someone adds a Peak or Trailhead conditions update to the site before you head out on a climb, you can get it as soon as it's on 14ers.com.
The application was developed by Nathan Hale, a Colorado resident and frequent user of 14ers.com since 2004. I worked with Nathan to develop a real-time, XML "data feed" of 14ers.com data that can be used by future developers on other platforms like Apple. It was a joy to work with him and I think he's done a great job.

Next week we'll start a "Request for Beta-Testing Users" thread so he can get a handful of people, using different Android devices, to test out the app a bit more. Maybe even a few people with the new Android-based tablets? It will likely be an informal beta process where issues can be discussed with Nathan through PMs or public threads on a new 14ers.com sub-forum dedicated to the app.

Thanks again to Nathan and we'll post more soon...

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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:59 am

A few screen shots...

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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby Markwise » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:06 am

Wow! Screenshots look outstanding. That is, outstandingly useful. Can't wait.

Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby metalmountain » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:11 am

YAY!!!!!!
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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby Buckeye » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:22 pm

Sweet!

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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby USAKeller » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:35 pm

The screen shots look super cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This app is making me re-think getting an iPhone and getting an Android-based phone!
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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby centrifuge » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:21 pm

very nice! any plans to migrate it to iOS as well?
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Re: Android App coming soon!

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:41 am

centrifuge wrote:very nice! any plans to migrate it to iOS as well?

The API/feed process is in place so it will be a matter of finding a developer.
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