Thursday, February 24, 2011

DCNR Invites Developers, Students To Create Mobile Apps For

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and its partners are inviting developers and students to enter a new contest to develop mobile apps for the website.
Deadline for entries is April 15.
“Pennsylvania has thousands of miles of trails for its citizens and visitors to enjoy,” said Brenda Barrett, DCNR's Director of the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. “While there is great information and maps of the trails available on the Internet at, this contest will help us take the next step to make trails information available to mobile users.”
The contest is designed to generate creative and innovative entries that combine existing trails data with other datasets and user driven content. Developers who build contest entries can take advantage of statewide trail information recently compiled on
The contest is being co-sponsored by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.
In addition to recognition, the winner will receive an Apple iPad.
For more information, visit the Mobile Apps Competition webpage or contact Charles Palmer, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University, by sending email to: or Tom Ford, DCNR, by sending email to:

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