Trail Technology Series
An Intro to Outdoor Mobile Applications
______________________________________________
Venture Out...
AGENDA
• Introduction & Objectives (10 minutes)
• Mobile Intro (15 minutes)
• App Reviews (15 minutes)
• App Demos / Show-...
WELCOME | ABOUT ME
3
Friday, April 13, 2012
WELCOME | WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
You tell me ...
My hope is that you all leave here today with ...
• The one thing I want to ...
WELCOME | DISCLAIMER
Source: "Reception" |The 2012 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLoNKtNa17I
...
MOBILITY INTRO | TALKIN’ ABOUT AN EVOLUTION
6
2000 AD
1973 1998 2007 201019??
1946 1994 1999 2008
Sources
http://en.wikipe...
MOBILITY INTRO | MUCH MORE THAN A PHONE
7
Sensing
Device
Application
Platform
Communication
Medium
• Contextually and pers...
MOBILITY INTRO | WHO REALLY NEEDS ALL THIS?
8
... Besides Mike Cornell
Friday, April 13, 2012
MOBILITY INTRO | THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT ...
• A simple keyword search
for “outdoors” returned
1600+ unique results for
iP...
Jo Says ...
“Good app for tracking impending
weather systems when hiking and
paddling.”
“I love taking interactive panoram...
APP SHOWCASE | NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF!
11
WHO WANTS
A PERSONAL
TOUR?
Friday, April 13, 2012
WRAP-UP | THE OPPORTUNITY FOR TRIP LEADERS
• Introduce new methods of teaching, educating, and learning
• Reinforce the el...
WRAP-UP | A FEW ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS
• To maximize battery life, consider dimming the brightness of
your mobile screen and ...
WRAP-UP | OBLIGATORY HOUSEKEEPING
• Your feedback is very important - please send your thoughts
• What other Trail Technol...
Let’s	 keep	 in	 touch!	 	 Scan	 this	 QR	 Code	 
to	 add	 me	 to	 your	 address	 book!
THANKYOU!
15
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Trail Technology - Mobile Apps for the Outdoors

  1. 1. Trail Technology Series An Intro to Outdoor Mobile Applications ______________________________________________ Venture Outdoors Experienced Leader Weekend March 16-18, 2012 Larry Gioia larrygioia@hotmail.com 1 Friday, April 13, 2012
  2. 2. AGENDA • Introduction & Objectives (10 minutes) • Mobile Intro (15 minutes) • App Reviews (15 minutes) • App Demos / Show-and-Tell (50 minutes) • Wrap-Up / Q&A (5 minutes) 2 Friday, April 13, 2012
  3. 3. WELCOME | ABOUT ME 3 Friday, April 13, 2012
  4. 4. WELCOME | WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES You tell me ... My hope is that you all leave here today with ... • The one thing I want to learn from this class is ____________ • Basic knowledge of at least one new mobile app • An understanding of how apps can be used in the outdoors • Ideas for how to use mobile apps on your next program • New ideas for future “Trail Technology” workshops like this 4 Friday, April 13, 2012
  5. 5. WELCOME | DISCLAIMER Source: "Reception" |The 2012 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLoNKtNa17I Mobile devices and apps should never be used as your primary means of communication/navigation in the outdoors 5 Friday, April 13, 2012
  6. 6. MOBILITY INTRO | TALKIN’ ABOUT AN EVOLUTION 6 2000 AD 1973 1998 2007 201019?? 1946 1994 1999 2008 Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mobile_phones http://www.mobiledia.com/phones/ http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/07/tech/mobile/gallery-evolution-mobile-phones/index.html 2004 2002 2011 Friday, April 13, 2012
  7. 7. MOBILITY INTRO | MUCH MORE THAN A PHONE 7 Sensing Device Application Platform Communication Medium • Contextually and personally aware • Touch screen, voice recognition, high resolution camera, accelerometer, electronic compass, and GPS • No longer limited to voice & email • Includes SMS, video, and data transfer • Virtual store front to browse and buy • Applications rule the mobile world • Anyone can develop an app Friday, April 13, 2012
  8. 8. MOBILITY INTRO | WHO REALLY NEEDS ALL THIS? 8 ... Besides Mike Cornell Friday, April 13, 2012
  9. 9. MOBILITY INTRO | THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT ... • A simple keyword search for “outdoors” returned 1600+ unique results for iPhone,Android, and BlackBerry app stores • Not inclusive of mobile tablet device apps • Free, $.99, $100+ • Navigation, GPS, birding, maps, survival, anti mosquito, hiking, knot tying, cliff jumping, indian boyhood I don’t even want to know ... BlackBerry App World Apple iTunes App Store Android Marketplace 9 Friday, April 13, 2012
  10. 10. Jo Says ... “Good app for tracking impending weather systems when hiking and paddling.” “I love taking interactive panoramic photos and sharing them with participants.” “I use this app when I am on scouting out new areas and looking for new routes.” “Excellent app developed by the State of PA - helpful resource for trip planning!” “Advanced mapping features and high resolution USGS topos help when I am planning a long hike” “I use this app for everything - tracking trips, marking waypoints, digital compass. It rocks!” APP SHOWCASE | OUTDOOR APP REVIEW 10 LEARNINGCURVE FEATURE SET MyRadar EveryTrail PA State Parks TopoMaps MotionX GPS Photosynth Outdoor Mobile Applications Friday, April 13, 2012
  11. 11. APP SHOWCASE | NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF! 11 WHO WANTS A PERSONAL TOUR? Friday, April 13, 2012
  12. 12. WRAP-UP | THE OPPORTUNITY FOR TRIP LEADERS • Introduce new methods of teaching, educating, and learning • Reinforce the element of safety • Share real-time trip data with participants • Share unique program experiences (photos, tracks, etc) • Impress participants with your new technical “savy-ness” 12 Friday, April 13, 2012
  13. 13. WRAP-UP | A FEW ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS • To maximize battery life, consider dimming the brightness of your mobile screen and turning wi-fi off • For devices which support multi-tasking (e.g., iDevices), keep apps open in the dock • Did you know: all photos taken with your iPhone are automatically geo-tagged!?! Check out in the Photos app! • NEVER count on your mobile device having a signal in the outdoors- no two providers have the same exact coverage • NEVER depend on your mobile device as your only means of outdoor navigation/orientation - it’s merely a tool 13 Friday, April 13, 2012
  14. 14. WRAP-UP | OBLIGATORY HOUSEKEEPING • Your feedback is very important - please send your thoughts • What other Trail Technology topics would you like to see? • Please contribute your own apps to the Google Doc that I will send around after this workshop • Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions! 14 Friday, April 13, 2012
  15. 15. Let’s keep in touch! Scan this QR Code to add me to your address book! THANKYOU! 15 Friday, April 13, 2012

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