#12: Created a trail app (a WebApp, actually)

Do you have this on your phone yet?  No?  Why not?

I’m the webmaster for the Friends of the Clinton River Trail website, and while the main site is just fine by itself, there has been a growing need for a mobile version of the site. So I’ve spent the last couple of weeks working on the “portable” CRT site — for users who are browsing with smartphones and tablets. Makes sense, as many of our users are out on the trail with their smartphones anyway.

The cool part — and defines this project as an app — is that the software template I modified uses a script that creates what Apple calls WebApps. It’s basically an app that works like a website, but the end user never opens up a browser window until they open a PDF file or something like that.  Creates its own cool-looking icon, as you can see in the photo above.

Anyway, to get to the app you can scan this code:

Once the app is installed and the icon is set, just tap the icon and you’re in the app.  The app reflows for either orientation, nice and smooth, and has a few photos and other information in addition to the trail map.

Alternatively, and particularly if you are reading this on a smartphone, just click here to get the app.

As you can see in the shots below, the app looks great in both portrait and landscape orientations.  Nice.

"about" page map page FC page Bridge pic

Check it out, and enjoy the trail!

About John

Part-time blogger, full-time geek from southeastern Michigan. Disney fan, cyclist, watcher of too many movies for my own good.
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