For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move…Robert Louis Stevenson
The Trails2go SmartTrail application is a digital tour guide for your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. This app invites you to select from a growing number of individual SmartTrails, each which can be either streamed or downloaded.
Do you wonder about the world beyond the internet or television set, that space beyond your front door? Are you willing to explore a world that is part gritty, part sublime?
Then move. We’ll show the way.
Forget dreary roads, maps, topos, and GPS, the endless boring ways to show point A to point B. A SmartTrail meanders along a continuum, a virtual path intermittently punctuated by moments of epiphany, poignancy, insight, and bliss.
Which do you choose? Boredom or bliss?
You will be aided in your SmartTrails adventure by:
• Descriptive text that illuminates the history, culture, nature, heritage, and recreations of special places;
• Selective audio and video to help you better understand and enjoy the SmartTrail;
• Interactive, zoomable GPS maps that indicate your current location and the location of all points of interest on the SmartTrail;
• Pause, play, fast forword, and rewind for any trail segment’s audio and video;
• Multiple means of finding points of interest, from a zoomable map to a sortable list of points of interest;
• Location-based waypoint triggering; as you explore, a dynamic list of points of interest near you will continue to refresh and content is delivered automatically based on your location;
• Images of points of interest that will help you orient to your surroundings and find points of interest quickly;
• Rich text for addresses, email addresses, physical locations, and websites to ensure that you have access to all necessary information for each point of interest;
• Listings of events along the SmartTrail.
Our SmartTrails enable you to select and stream or download multiple trails, each enriched with video, sound, maps, and directions. After you download this application, you will have access to a variety of different trails. Each trail can be streamed or downloaded. The streaming trail format saves hard drive space on your device and avoids the time associated with large downloads, while a downloaded trail can be enjoyed without WiFi or 3G connectivity.
Trails2Go has an easy-to-use interface that allows you to quickly download the application and be hitting the traces within minutes!
The Trails2Go app is available for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry platforms. The application is offered free of charge, and all present and future SmartTrails will be accessible through the app. For information about developing SmartTrails for your site or region, contact Fermata.
Download the Trails2Go application here.