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App Creation #21 – App Inspiration – Trails


Hikers, joggers and cyclists will often turn to technology in an effort to track progress on their outdoor pursuits.

Not only can you now prove the route traversed along the winding, mountainous and exhausting terrain that the average walker would avoid, but you can also present it in style.

On the Right Track

GPS technology can be found within watches -specifically for tracking progress. The results can then be exported to a separate piece of software in the comfort of your own home.

Trails not only records your trekking exploits, but will present the information on detailed terrain maps with additional data on altitudes, speed and other relevant facts all within the same app.

This encourages a jogger’s pursuit of not only a faster time, but of a consistent pace around the location of choice. A constant battle of pushing yourself ever harder and just like the professionals – examining the data and comparing previous attempts.

Cache in Hand

When exploring the great outdoors, a connection to the online world isn’t always possible, however Trails downloads maps for offline use meaning you never miss a step.

iTunes Store Link: Trails

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow me to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Written by James Woodcock

James Woodcock is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

Experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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