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EGMaps API Now Available!

Ever wanted to share your GPS data with friends?  Strangers?  Everyone on the planet?

Wish you had an easy way to get your trail maps to everyone in your hiking club, or maybe everyone who comes to your favorite park?

Need a way to get customers to all your locations using their Android smartphone?

Does your sculpture garden need unobtrusive audio or video guide for visitors?

The EGMaps API is for you!  This free tool is now available to everyone, and it does all that, and more.  Using your GPS data, or even data you generate directly on a program like GoogleEarth, you can produce and distribute your own professional Android app.

Don’t worry!  You don’t need to know anything about programming.  I promise.  Just follow the simple, step-by-step instructions and your app will practically build itself.  All the hard work is done by the EGMaps app itself, and we’ve already taken care of that part for you.

Want to learn more?

Ready to download the API and sample data (for our Niagara River Fish Trail app)?

Can’t wait to see how it looks?  Go to Google Play and get our Niagara River Fish Trail app.


June 2, 2014 Posted by | apps, EGMaps | | Leave a Comment

Volunteer Testers Needed

If you’ve been watching our EGMaps page, anxiously waiting for your chance to build your own, free, GPS-enabled Android app using our EGMaps system, now’s your chance.  We’re looking for a small number of testers to receive an early edition of our API to test our our API and instructions.  You don’t need to be a programmer (that’s the whole point of the EGMaps API!), but you do need to be fairly computer-friendly, and probably good with a spreadsheet.  You’ll also need a web site where you have access to upload your own files (just about any web site you can edit will work).

If you’d like to be a tester, please email darrin (at) ExplorationGuides.com.  I have a set of sample data, but if you have a set of your own data, as well, that’d be an even better test.  In your email, let use know what kind of computer your have and what operating system.  If you also have some data of your own that you’d like to work with, also let us know a bit about that.

May 6, 2014 Posted by | apps, EGMaps | | Leave a Comment