My husband and I have been using this app for a few months now, and really love it. We are currently on a multiple month road trip in our RV trying to see as many of the National Park units as possible. This app is very helpful in allowing us to keep track of where we've been. Just yesterday, it helped us find out about a fairly new unit, Reconstruction Era National Monument, that wasn't on the official NPS map I've been using to plan our journey. The only downsides we have found are that National Heritage Areas are not listed (yet), and you have to be extremely close (within a few feet) to the listed coordinates to get the "verified visitor" badge. We hope that in the future, this distance could be changed to a few miles.
Seems like it would be a great app... if only you can get map downloads to work for offline access. I downloaded the apps for individual parks (29 of them). So far, the only map download that did not fail was for Arches Natl. Park. All others get halfway and then fail. I'm ready to give up on it. I have a kick-ass wi-fi connection at home that never let's me down but the Chimani server must be awful. If I can't download the maps for offline activity then the apps are useless to me.
You have to know which category your park is in ( Historical park? Monument? Battlefield? ect, ) to locate the site on this app. It'd be nice if you could type in your park and it would pull it out of the correct category. I don't find this app very user friendly.
I love this app. So much content and it is free. We retired about 2 years ago and use this app for our travels in our motor home. It contains lots of info on the parks, etc and allows you to keep track of where we have been. Awesome!!!!
Trying to share news to FB and it won't post. I am enjoying the info in the app of places to visit and things to do.
Seems like a great app so far. TONS of information. Great notifications for trails and roads that are closed.
* Centralized user profile - use Google, Facebook or your email address to log-in and save all your check-ins, points and badges across all the Chimani apps
* Your data is backed up to the cloud! Once you create a profile all your data is backed up on our servers and you can access it from multiple devices!
* Tidal data. We are still working on a bug with the tidal data
* # of park check-ins. This number is slightly off between National Parks app and individual park apps
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