Clinton River Trail Map app for Android phones

We recently received this notice from the Friends of the Clinton River Trail email list. And although we still have a dumb phone, we’re looking forward to using this someday and seeing  similar mobile applications that help promote biking in Metro Detroit.

Friends Group member, Doug Gordon, has created a free app for the Clinton River Trail.

Version 1.0 of the Clinton River Trail Android application is up and available on the Android Market. Those with Android smartphones should know how to install it. Search for “clinton river” and you’ll find it (just searching for “clinton” brings up too many political-related apps!).

This first version has a copy of our standard map that you can drag around on the screen to view different parts. Tapping on any of the 17 numbered points of interest brings up a short description. And that’s about it to start with.

Plans for the future include:

  • Using GPS to show where you are on or near the trail, with possible distances to nearby facilities.
  • Additional text about locations along and near the trail.
  • Support for gestures to zoom in and out.
  • Photos at various locations when you tap on them (e.g., at the Rotary Overlook).
  • News feed for trail information (e.g., the upcoming construction closure).

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