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10/26/2022 11:15:32 AM
Using app gamification to get more people outdoors
Mobile,App Gamification,Parks,Outdoors,Chimani,Nikon,Aramark
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Using app gamification to get more people outdoors


Using app gamification to get more people outdoors

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Chimani recently announced the latest update to its app which is leveraging mobile app gamification to get more people outdoors with the support of Nikon and Aramark. The new version allows users to check in, review past visits, and keep track of their park bucket list, plus tons more.

Chimani is proud to roll out its most significant update to its popular gamification app for exploring our country’s vast number of parks and public lands! The new version has been rebuilt from the ground up with a completely redesigned user interface. It also features expanded content with the inclusion of state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges.

Chimani's gamification feature allows users to "check-in" and record their visits, current, and past, and receive exclusive verified badges when users are physically located at a park. And using the enhanced Travelogue feature, you can see all your park visits in one location and track your progress toward visiting every national park! It's the ultimate park bucket list builder.

All Chimani guides continue to work seamlessly offline and without the need for a cell signal, including the maps! You can use your phone’s GPS to find your exact location on detailed topographic maps.

Chimani leverages mobile app gamification to get more people outdoors

To celebrate the launch of the new gamification feature, Chimani has engaged with Nikon and Aramark to support, whose shared mission is to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values and to improve experiences at National and State Parks. Chimani has created a custom Nikon-branded guide with 25,000+ dedicated points of interest and free access to the app’s topographic maps, which are usually only available with a paid subscription.

When users take part in the Great Outdoors Challenge on the Chimani app, they will also be entered for a chance to win a grand prize from Aramark Parks, which manages hospitality at Yosemite, Glen Canyon, Grand Teton, and Grand Canyon, and many other national parks and public lands. The grand prize includes a four-day/three-night trip for two at the Lake Powell Resort in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, round-trip economy air transportation, spending money, and a Nikon/American Park Network Gear Pack. Second and third-prize winners will receive Nikon ProStaff and Monarch binoculars.

"We are eager to help Nikon's customers discover the many public lands and unique points of interest that surround them and help encourage them to discover new destinations that may not be on their radar. We are equally excited to align with Nikon and Aramark Parks to launch our biggest redesign of the Chimani mobile app since it was first launched in 2010," said Kerry Gallivan, CEO, and Founder of Chimani, Inc.

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