Kerry Gallivan, CEO and Founder of Chimani, is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of the Friends of Acadia Journal discussing recent interactive additions to Chimani’s Acadia mobile app. The issue is Friends of Acadia Journal’s Spring 2016 Volume 21 No.1 issue and focuses specifically on the “location-based, in park ‘gaming’ experience[s]” being developed for Acadia’s Centennial celebration including the Acadia Quest and the 100-Mile Challenge.
Kerry is displayed on page 30 under the title The Acadia Digital Quest and 100-Mile Challenge saying:
“The National Park experience throughout the country is changing, and Acadia National Park is no exception. More and more visitors are coming to the park with mobile devices and they expect to use their phones and tablets for more than just taking photographs. This is particularly true for younger visitors, whose mobile devices are firmly integrated into all of their life experiences: Millennials, more than any other generation, are expecting a national park visit that fully embraces their mobile device. This was the vision I had back in 2008, when I was hiking the Blackwoods-to-Gorham Mountain-to-Cadillac Loop with my first-generation iPhone. As I tried to use the device to get more details on the trail, I discovered two things: there was little to no connectivity, and when I did get a connection, there was no useful information about the park accessible for my phone. These were the two fundamental problems I sought to solve when I started Chimani, a mobile-app development company based in Portland, Maine. Our first app was launched in May 2010 for Acadia National Park visitors, and we currently have more than 25 mobile app guides focused on the top U.S. national parks.”
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