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‘The ultimate travel guide for the budget-conscious traveller’



The Camps Australia Application leverages all the information and photos from within the Camps Australia Wide book and it’s 7 editions, and presents it in an interactive and easy-to-navigate portable format.

There are more than 3900 verified and visited sites listed in the Application. They include free camps, rest areas, community camps, station stays, national parks, state forests and parks, as well as remote caravan parks.

Motorhomes, Caravans and Campervans are constantly being built to feature new technologies and comforts. Taking the popular Camps Australia Wide book and developing it into a modern Mobile Application, combines travellers favorite Camping Guide with the latest technology they are embracing and expecting.

By adopting the Camps Australia Wide Mobile Application, users get advanced modern features not available in the book format – plus receive automatic updates ensuring that details and information on camps sites and upgraded application features are as constantly updated.

iApps combined expert application development experience to create this application for Camps Aus Wide that reached Number 1 on the iTunes Store.

Features:

  • Creation of a unique web service model to interface with existing FileMaker database was required for development.
  • Subscription options of monthly, quarterly or yearly enable the user to automatically receive all amendments to existing sites and information for all new Camps Australia Wide verified sites.
  • Push notifications advise users of updates and alerts.
  • Integration of clear and concise usage instruction.
  • Users can search sites by name, or by distance for the closest available site.
  • Site listing attributes can be filtered, meaning the user can highlight must have facilities; ie. pet friendly, toilets, etc…and only see those relevant sites on the map.
  • Online maps available when users are in range of mobile service (currently Apple Maps).
  • Offline Maps available when out of range of mobile service, this is the basic Open Street Mapping (non detailed).
  • Easy to use icons on the map. Users can tap the campsite symbols to see all the information regarding the site, including a photo if one has been recorded.
  • Integrated to create a “favourites” list and share on Facebook.
  • Function available to write site reviews and leave a star rating. Users can keep the review private or make it public.
  • Offline directions via a link to Metroview GPS (fee applies and installation required). This gives users turn-by-turn directions to the chosen site. Once a site is selected on Metroview, the user can return to the Camps App as Metroview will run in the background.
  • If the users iPad does not have a built in GPS, there are external bluetooth receivers available.

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