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Our work speaks for itself.

Really, some of our apps have speech assistance…

You don’t have to take our word for it—app users give us rave reviews, averaging 4.5+ stars on the iTunes App Store. Our partnering organizations also see 4-5 times more traffic on their apps than on their websites.

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In October 2013 Nomad was awarded a contract to conduct R&D and develop a new framework for public transit applications as part of a federally funded project with the Blacksburg Transit (BT) system. In the course of this project we conducted extensive research with riders, evaluated other transit solutions, and tackled several difficult user needs that had not yet been addressed by existing transit applications. We launched the first version of the BT4U mobile app using our new framework in April 2014. Nomad is actively engaged in ongoing enhancements to the underlying transit framework and the BT4U app. The …

Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association is the destination marketing organization for western South Dakota. They have a great website with tourism information for the region, and they wanted to make that information available in a convenient mobile format. We worked with them to plan the structure of their app and determine what content would work best from both their website and their printed visitor guide. For the look and feel of the app, we incorporated the “America’s Favorite Road Trip” brand from BHBL and the iconic imagery of the Black Hills and Badlands. To avoid duplicated effort, we set …

The Yellowstone Association is the official non-profit partner of Yellowstone National Park. YA operates the park bookstores, runs educational programs and supports a variety of programs for the park. They publish several books about Yellowstone, and we used their book Yellowstone: The Official Guide To Touring America’s First National Park as the basis for their mobile app. We developed the app as a full-service project, handling design, content architecture and content preparation. We created a free version including essential information about Yellowstone National Park from the NPS website and a 17-stop guided video tour of the Upper Geyser Basin with …

We developed the mobile guide for Grand Teton National Park in 2010. The Grand Teton Association is the official non-profit partner (called a “cooperating association” in public-lands speak) of Grand Teton National Park. They manage the park bookstores, publish books and other materials, provide educational experiences, and support many stewardship projects in GTNP and surrounding national forests. We worked with the Grand Teton Association to plan a free “Grand Teton Essentials” app and a paid bundle version that includes content from some of the books GTA publishes including hiking guides, field guides and geology. The app incorporates an offline map …

“Best Multi Media Project” – 2011 Media and Partnerships Award:  Association of Partners of Public Lands Nomad partnered with the Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) to create the first official NPS-endorsed mobile app in 2010. The Smokies app served as the model for the original version of the Nomad framework, which has since evolved and expanded to drive our other location-based apps. Together we identified key visitor goals and determined how these could work in conjunction with GSMA’s mission. GSMA publishes a wide range of books on the Smokies at prices ranging from $1 to $20 or more. We didn’t …

The Blue Ridge Parkway Association is the official marketing partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway. They manage a tourism website for the Parkway, publish a printed travel planner, and answer questions about the Parkway from visitors. The website and printed guide provide mile by mile information on points of interest and activities along the Parkway, while also highlighting nearby lodging, dining and attractions. In 2011 they recognized the need for a mobile app that travelers could take along, giving access to helpful location-aware content and maps even when a cell signal is unavailable – which is the case for a lot of …

The Santa Cruz County Convention and Visitors Council wanted a mobile website and companion apps to promote the breadth of activities available in the county from the mountains, the parks, to the beaches. They also needed a mobile business directory solution to further increase the promotion of their fee paying members; the publishing platform imports the business member details from their business management system.The website and apps went live in January 2012. The mobile website and apps have done well, and receive excellent ratings and reviews. We worked with Santa Cruz to enhance the features of their app in 2012 by adding a custom “Finder” …