New iPhone App Guides You Around Jackson Hole, WY with Stories
Created in partnership with Grand Teton National Park, Story Clark’s Conservation Consulting, and the Jackson Hole Land Trust, this innovative app introduces–or reintroduces–travelers to the land they love and the organizations working to protect it.
Available via the iTunes App Store, this smartphone application that connects travelers to the land through vivid and engaging stories told in real time, and raises money for land conservation.
Blending existing technologies – GPS, audio, video, and social media – TravelStorysGPS offers travelers entertaining audible narration about the passing landscape through stories about the land, interwoven with conservation themes. Travelers are invited to make a modest charitable gift to support the conservation organization that conserves properties viewed along the road.
Each stretch of highway, each parcel of land, has a unique story. We hope that, using new mobile phone app technology, TravelStorysGPS app tours will brings these stories to life along the roads of Jackson Hole, and, close to my heart, share the stories of the generous, and often dramatic, acts of land conservation in our valley” –Story Clark
It’s interactive, too. Jackson Hole locals and visitors are invited to send their own stories–text, audio, video and still images–in to possibly be featured on the app in the future by emailing it to publicaccess@TravelStorysGPS.com for review. They will update the app with new content as it becomes available.
Some of its current content features audio stories along Highway 22, including stories about the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s conservation successes at Trail Creek Ranch, Hardeman Barns, River Springs, Emily’s Pond, the Walton Ranch, and the Hansen Ranch.
The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or later. Check it out.
Tip for JH Locals and Visitors: App for an App
The launch of TravelsStorysGPS is being celebrated with a promotional offer of an “App for an App” – get a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal at participating restaurants.
At the north end of the route, in Moran, Jackson Lake Lodge’s Mural Room restaurant defines Rocky Mountain cuisine, with panoramic views of the Teton Range. South of the route in Jackson, Cafe Genevieve offers home-cooked classics in an historic log-cabin setting.
Download the app and mention it to your server and pick a scrumptious appetizer such as Candied Bacon or Fried Green Tomatoes and more!