Friday, October 9, 2009

Woodland Park Zoo iPhone app

Woodland Park Zoo PRESS RELEASE:

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo has released a first-of-its-kind zoo iPhone application that allows visitors to track their location on zoo grounds, discover more about the animals, and access daily activity schedules to make the most of their next zoo visit. Bringing the zoo straight to your iPhone or iPod Touch at home and on zoo grounds, the application features:

* GPS-enabled zoo map with "Near Me" recommendations for animal exhibits, play areas, concession stands and restrooms
* daily schedule of zoo activities including zookeeper talks and children's programs
* educational animal fact sheets
* special promotional offers redeemable at concession stands
* "Friend Finder" to locate other iPhone users in your party on zoo grounds
* zoo news and happenings
* easy access to Facebook and Twitter so you can share your zoo experience

The application, designed in collaboration with Austin-based developers Avai Mobile Solutions, is available now to download for $0.99. iPhone users can go to the iTunes App Store and search for "Woodland Park Zoo" to download. Proceeds from each application sale go toward the zoo's animal care, education, conservation and operations costs that allow the zoo to care for more than 1,000 animals representing 300 species, and support 38 field conservation programs in 50 countries worldwide.


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