Last week we wondered how many folks were using their smartphones as cameras in the national parks. Let's stay with the smartphone theme this week: Do you have a national park app on your phone, and do you use it?
That's an intriguing question for a few reasons. One, to find out if these apps were just a flash in the pan and aren't thought of now. Two, to find out if you have a favorite park app and if so, why? And three, whether you can use them in parks that might not be fully WiFied.
And then there's No. 4: Do you rely on a park app instead of using a park brochure or newspaper?
This all ties in, of course, to the smartphone movement and evolution. Some view smartphones as a new portal for the National Park Service to use to reach out to visitors without generating a huge paper footprint. Others point to the growing reliance on Wi-Fi as a reason for the National Park System to become more wired.
But if there's little reliance on park apps, is there really a great need to use "interpretation" as a reason to justify expanded "wiring" of national parks?
Tell us what you think!