From 2010 to 2012 NewCity worked with American Park Network to plan, develop and launch the Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder™ app, with a database of every national and state park in your pocket. We later expanded the app to include municipal parks as well. Users can find parks by
- proximity to their current location or to a zip code
- activities or amenities in the park
One of the biggest challenges with ParkFinder was figuring out how to store such a massive database on an iOS or Android smartphone while making it easy to get regular updates. APN works hard to ensure this database is current with the latest information for park visitors around the US.
ParkFinder has been a tremendous success, reaching hundreds of thousands of users, garnering sponsorship and recognition in national media. APN now maintains ParkFinder in-house.