Archive | June, 2018

U.S. Forest Service Apps Win 2018 Beacon Award

5 Jun

Thomas Dunne, OnCell CEO, and Toby Bloom, USFS National Program Manager for Travel, Tourism, and Interpretation accept the 2018 Beacon Award.

The American Recreation Coalition presented the 2018 Beacon Award at the RECx Conference to U.S. Forest Service employees who manage the individual forest apps and the USFS mobile app!

The Beacon Award recognizes innovative use of technology, communications, and partnerships to improve recreation program management and enhance the experiences of visitors, especially young people and “non-traditional” visitors.

In 2016, OnCell partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to create a mobile app program which allows individual forests to build their own app. Each forest has a project lead who has worked to launch, manage, and promote apps which allow visitors to discover recreational opportunities, access interpretive content, and alert them of time sensitive information such as fires or hazards.

Download the National Forest Explorer App in the App Store and Google Play.

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