Monday, May 9, 2011
So, I have entered the 21st Century. I have an obtained a smartphone doohickey. Very excited over here. As soon as I got the phone, I ordered an OtterBox which I have been hearing is THE way to keep the ol phone safe in the backcountry.
Now I just need to know HOW to use the phone in the backcountry!
So I am turning to you, dear readers, to help me get the most essential apps for my phone. For the record, it is an Evo with Droid technology so all your shiny I apps are useless on me. Useless!
So, what do I need? Some of the apps I have tracked down (but not bought or installed) are...
Backcountry Navigator. Looks like a cool app but how many trails does it have? Do you download the software and then add trails as you go along?
Backpacker GPS Trails. The "pro" version (no thanks, I think I will retain my amateur status) is similarly priced to the BC Navigator. Which is better, which is worse? Questions that need answering.
Of course, what list would be complete without my online friend's apps, My Nature Apps. Many of his apps are I apps but he is a good guy with a great product. Hopefully a few more of them will come Droid's way soon!
What I HAVE downloaded so far.
A cool compass app and the US Army Survival Guide. You will notice both of these are free yet useful. Isn't that what the internet always promised us it would be?
Posted by Peter Flanigan at 7:52 AM