ViewRanger has added to its rapidly growing portfolio of smartphone downloadable trail guides following the conclusion of agreements with outdoor trails publishers in Germany and Austria.
The first collection of trail guides has now gone live with over 1,000 winter trail guides (such as cross country ski, snow shoe, toboggan) available. Each of these routes are free to download to any Apple, Android, or Symbian mobile device running the ViewRanger app. The routes can be saved to your phone and include the marked path on the map along with text format information and, in many cases, photos about the trail.
This collection includes more than 200 of the best freeski trails in Europe, compiled by Freeskiers.net, along with trails created by many of the regional tourism organizations within the most popular winter sports and skiing areas such as the Stubai Valley, in the Tyrol, the Zugspitze and Garmisch Partenkirchen. Furthermore, there are winter trails for Ramsau am Dachstein, the province of Salzburg, and for cross-country ski destinations in the Allgäu, the Ore Mountains and the Black Forest.
ViewRanger has also released over 900 walking tours published by the leading German hiking magazine, Wander Magazin. Again these include the path, along with a full description and many with images of highlights of the tour. The Wander Magazin routes are charged at 58 ViewRanger credits (~£0.80) per route.
There are also a further 2500 free walks and cycle ride tours to choose from, created by a range of publishers.
The routes can be searched, browsed and downloaded directly with your mobile, via “routes” option within the ViewRanger app. They can also be browsed and selected on the web using ViewRanger’s social network website at My.ViewRanger.com.
These new premium branded trails complement a growing collection of user published trail guides, where the ViewRanger community is using My.ViewRanger to upload, publish and share their own routes.
About ViewRanger GPS
ViewRanger, the award winning mobile app, which delivers Mapping, Navigation, GPS-enabled guides & route content, Location Sharing and Performance Stats to anyone, worldwide, who wants to get more from their time in the Great Outdoors.
The App runs on a massive range of smartphones and devices that use the Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, or Symbian OS and works virtually anywhere in the world using Open source web based mapping, which can be cached for off-line use. Additionally, it can upgraded to run premium topographic map data like Ordnance Survey maps in Great Britain, for a growing number of countries, including Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, parts of Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland & USA. A testament to the App’s accuracy and reliability is the fact that it is today used by over 50% of Search & Rescue teams in England & Wales.
The ViewRanger App is complemented by a free social network website for route planning, account control and community sharing at www.my.viewranger.com. The App is also a powerful GPS-enabled content publishing platform that allows Guidebook & Route owners, like The AA, Walkingworld, Cumbria Tourism and Cordee to deliver their content directly to a user’s smartphone.
ViewRanger is developed and marketed by Augmentra Ltd a Cambridge UK based Angel funded software development company.
www.viewranger.com For more information contact: Ian Pond, Marketing Director at ViewRanger – firstname.lastname@example.org