National Parks by National Geographic Review – A beautiful guide to American national parks

On June 7, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

National Parks by National Geographic Review – A beautiful guide to American national parks

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By: National Geographic Society

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2012-04-26

Developer: National Geographic Society

Price: Free

User Rating:

A very informative and detailed guide to the American national parks, National Parks by National Geographic is good for those who want to plan trips to these magnificent works of nature and need to do some background research on the locations before visiting them. All of this is completely free.

In terms of layout, National Parks does a great job in positioning information. In accordance to the saying a picture speaks a thousand words, the app is peppered with breathtaking photos of the awesome scenery present at the parks.

With neatly arranged tabs to tap on or swipe across, National Parks makes the browsing experience a very good one. The color scheme is soft on the eyes, making things extremely easy to read.

National Parks by National Geographic arranges the various national parks in a grid style format, where tapping on one brings up a plethora of information ranging from scenery photos to recommended camping spots for these particular places. Indeed, this is one app that is worth the download as it provides much required information to pre-plan trips to the nature reserves.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Simple. Navigation is extremely easy with the visual friendly layout.

Who Is It For:Potential campers or park visitors.

What I Like:The detailed descriptions as well as recommended places to visit and the stunning photos.

What I Don't Like:N.A.

Final Statement:Pack your bags, now!

Read the Developer's Notes:
National Geographic presents an award winning, new, beautiful, and interactive guide to the national parks with a new app for iPhone. Whether you are seeking inspiration and planning your next trip or you’re looking for the ultimate in utility, National Geographic has everything you need to explore twenty of the most-visited U.S. national parks at your fingertips. Watch for updates as we continue to add more parks!

? iPhone App of the Week, April 19-26! ?

"Here is an iPhone app that Teddy Roosevelt and Ansel Adams might love." —Macworld

"And, in true NatGeo fashion, it’s the photos—professional, archival and user-generated—that make the app." —

"All in all ... I can say that this is one of the most inspiring, useful and consistent iPhone apps I’d seen in a while..." —

- Global and interactive map views with filtering by activity and seasonality
- Personalized user space to track your favorite parks, activities, itineraries, photos, and more
- Thousands of points of interest, all tagged with GPS coordinates for easy planning and locating
- The top must-sees and must-dos for each park, curated by National Geographic editors
- Stunning photo galleries for each park, plus rare vintage images from the National Geographic Archive
- Photo tips from National Geographic photographers
- Sharing through Facebook, email, and Twitter
- Collectible park stamps
- And much, much more!

Each park guide has all the information you’ll need to know before you go (or get while you’re there!): local time, weather, how to get there, when to go, where to camp or stay, what to do, what to see, and so much more. Plus, each park guide comes with a custom-designed stamp—collect one at each park you visit.

National Geographic is known for its photography, and this app is no different. Explore the parks—from Joshua Tree to the Everglades, from Acadia to Zion—through spectacular images and never-before-seen vintage shots. Plus, learn how to re-create the best photos from the experts: National Geographic photographers.

**Please Note: this app requires an initial network (cellular or wifi) connection to access content.

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