Yellowstone National Park and the National Park Service have released a free official mobile app for visitors.
The app was designed in conjunction with NPMap, Harpers Ferry Center, Montana State University, and Colorado State University. It was also made possible by a donation from Canon U.S.A., Inc. via the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
Currently, the app is available through the Apple App Store. An Android version is in the works.
The NPS Yellowstone National Park mobile app brings together a variety of features, ranging from visitor center information to lodging/dining info to natural history. The app can function without cell service and Wi-Fi, but Park officials say you should still download the app in advance. The full list of features is below, courtesy of a Yellowstone press release:
The new app offers many useful features. Users can:
• Explore the interactive park map, which is easy to use while outdoors and includes large font sizes, illustrated trails and services, scenic highlights, and multiple zoom levels. By tapping the “Locate me” button, you will always know where you are.
• Learn more about points of interest with text and photographs.
• Discover rich natural and cultural resources with self-guided walking tours.
• Get up-to-date information about what is happening in Yellowstone, including links to geyser predictions and road construction information.
• With the tap of a button, share a digital postcard with friends and family.
• Get up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails in the park, audio-described sites, and alternative text for images.