Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    New app puts park life in your pocket

    21/05/2015 12:00 AM
    • New mobile app features information about hundreds of parks and sites
    • App is part of the Parks for People initiative

    Information about Western Australia's national parks and reserves has gone mobile with the release of the Parkfinder mobile app for iPhones.


    Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the app, delivered by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, featured more than 100 parks and hundreds more sites.


    "The Parkfinder mobile app makes it easier to plan your next outdoor adventure because it allows you to search by map, park name, find parks nearby or filter your search by the activities and facilities that you want," Mr Jacob said.


    "It is a great tool to help you find a park that matches your needs, and all the data is downloaded to your phone, allowing you to access park information when you are offline or out of mobile range.


    "You can save parks to a favourites' list or share with friends on social media. The app also links to the Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks website so the park information always stays up-to-date."


    The Parkfinder app is part of the $21.05 million, four-year Parks for People initiative that is expanding camping and visitor experiences in parks and reserves throughout WA.


    The Minister said the app was part of a range of online and mobile resources being rolled out to help people get outdoors and enjoy nature.


    "More mobile resources will be rolled out soon including a camping checklist app for Western Australia, a Trailfinder app and mobile flora and fauna guides," he said.


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