Chimani CEO and Founder Kerry Gallivan is featured in the May 2016 issue of Outside Magazine as one of five people in a spotlight on “The Next Pioneers” of the national parks. The issue is Outside Magazine’s National Park Centennial issue and focuses specifically on issues and trends surrounding America’s best idea.
Chimani’s Gallivan is listed on page 50 with the caption:
“The epiphany moment happened in Acadia National Park. I was standing on top of a mountain in the rain, wanting to know the best route back down, and I had no signal on my phone. Chimani is basically a guidebook — curated original content — in an app that’s designed for when there’s no connectivity. We take it a step further by including audio files and topo maps that are GPS enabled. Mobile devices are a tidal wave that’s about to hit the park experience. Chimani had more than 1.5 million user sessions last year, yet I would say we’ve tapped only about 5 percent of the market. To be blunt, if we don’t get this right, we’re talking about the death of the park system. If people don’t have a positive experience in the parks, they’re not invested in the concept. We want to make sure that when you go to a park, you walk away thinking it’s ten times better than Disneyland. That ultimately translates into legislation that will impact future generations.”