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Chimani and Subaru Team Up to Release National Parks Apps

Travel Technology | Donald Wood | June 01, 2016

Chimani and Subaru Team Up to Release National Parks Apps

PHOTO: Elk Island National Park. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

To celebrate the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, Chimani, Inc. has teamed up with Subaru of America to launch individual mobile app travel guides for the 59 most iconic national parks in the United States.

In addition to Chimani apps helping travelers navigate the country’s national parks, they will also eliminate wasteful paper guides and help the environment. Subaru has joined the effort to develop the new apps and educate visitors on reducing waste.

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The flagship National Parks app by Chimani — which offers insight and overviews on all 411 parks in the U.S. — and all of the individual apps are free of charge and available on almost all mobile devices.

“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,” Chimani, Inc. CEO Kerry Gallivan said in a statement. “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.”

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“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,” Subaru of America senior vice president Alan Bethke also said in a statement. “Chimani is a terrific partner that offers Subaru the opportunity to do both through their new national park apps.”

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