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SmartTrail Mobile App (by Boulder Mountainbike Alliance)

idea by mimstah
SmartTrail Mobile App (by Boulder Mountainbike Alliance)

The Idea

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BMA's mobile app showcases Boulder trails, allows for real-time trail condition updates and enables new riders to quickly immerse themselves in the local bike scene. The app relies on innovative technology to facilitate the basics – riding bikes, protecting the environment and enjoying the outdoors.

The Specifics

A GOOD grant will support our final development push. In beta testing now, SmartTrail (smarttrail.geozen.com) features lists, descriptions and maps of Boulder County trails. It allows riders to check trail conditions and post updates. The app also keeps riders up to date on mountain bike happenings with its live Boulder Mountainbike Alliance event and Twitter streams. While mountain bikers are the initial target audience, BMA intends to promote the free SmartTrail app among all Boulder trail users in order to build a more cohesive recreation community and leverage the technology's social networking and information sharing potential. Future improvements include: widespread advertising, trail database expansion, iPhone/Android compatibility.

Discussion
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This is a great App, I hope that Jefferson County could do the same App for the Front Range

by bmillerman
about 3 years ago | Reply

God I love technology...way to go I would love to support this app. Impressive!

by Bike_or_Hike
about 3 years ago | Reply

God I love technology...way to go I would love to support this app. Impressive!

by Bike_or_Hike
about 3 years ago | Reply

Really would use this helpful app!

by Bldrwu
about 3 years ago | Reply

Be sure to post trail pictures with bears & mountain lions!

by ezdrifter
about 3 years ago | Reply

Good idea. :-)

by sackheim
about 3 years ago | Reply

Incredible idea. I support it's eventual dissemination to all trail users; trail runners would be all over this.

by Buzz
about 3 years ago | Reply

nice work - this will be a handy tool.

by higgy
about 3 years ago | Reply

I would probably use it at least once a day if it's on android. Seriously! If not I'll tell people about it.

by KMHaus
about 3 years ago | Reply

we've needed this for ages. yes please!

by jud.valeski
about 3 years ago | Reply

This app will be used by many people in Boulder County to improve communication and interaction. It will help focus people toward improving Boulder by increasing communication within an already active group of motivated individuals. Improving this app will help bring Boulder up in terms of livability and enjoyability.

Vote for this app!

by dholshouser
about 3 years ago | Reply

great idea. love it

by pthor
about 3 years ago | Reply

With so many users on the trail, this can only help maintain these precious assets, and actually keep the trails in good working order!

by mtbmike
about 3 years ago | Reply

I would love to access to an app like this!

by hoogietwo
about 3 years ago | Reply

if you need help with the UX hit me

by level-4
about 3 years ago | Reply

This is exactly the kind of innovation Boulder needs to empower all trail users to help protect our most valuable resource - the public lands we all enjoy so much! As president of the Boulder MountainBike Alliance, I've seen first hand the challenges our land managers face trying to communicate with the many trail users about the sensitivity of our trails and natural resources, especially during inclement weather. This app would be a tremendous communications tool and a tremendous force for good in Boulder County.

by Vogelman!
about 3 years ago | Reply

I would definitely enjoying using this app!

by aseff
about 3 years ago | Reply

Great idea, and a great way to get the word out on current trail conditions.

by mountainbikr
about 3 years ago | Reply

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Friday, August 19

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Friday, September 23

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Friday, October 07
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