APPS For Canada’s East Coast

Just about every device we own today has an app: your smartphone, your TV and now even your watch.

To help you keep up to date with latest SEA AND BE SCENE's resident tech guy - CTO/contributing writer/videographer John Swinimer offers a smorgasbord of offerings -- all designed to help you enjoy the Atlantic Provinces in a digital format.

We'll keep adding more as soon as we see them. If YOU know of an app to enhance Canada's East Coast experience for others, please let us know via the comment form below, or via email [email protected]

Enjoy! SABS

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The Bannerman QuartetThe Bannerman Quartet
by Chris Brookes

If you visit Bannerman Park in St. John's, Newfoundland, you'll want to have the The Bannerman Quartet along for the journey. Available on iTunes, the interactive adventure in sound allowing park walkers to partake in four different short stories by award-winning Newfoundland writers: Megan Coles, Joel Thomas Hynes, Sara Tilley and Michael Winter. Produced by the multi-award-winning Battery Radio, the app features the voices of Allan Hawco, Petrina Bromley, Lois Brown and Joel Thomas Hynes.
Price: FREE   Link: iTunes 

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ECMAECMA
by East Coast Music Association

The music of the Atlantic Provinces is unique, thrilling and listened to all over the world. The East Coast Music Association has created an app available on both iTunes and Google Play to help listeners connect with favourite artists while discovering a plethora of new music. And during East Coast Music Week, you can access a complete schedule of activities and events.
Price: FREE   Links: iTunes and Google Play 

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trade winds screenshotTradewinds Realty - Nova Scotia Real Estate
by Tradewinds Realty Inc.

If after your visit to Nova Scotia you decide to buy a vacation property or maybe move there all together - Tradewinds Realty has an app for you. This iPhone app gives the user access to all the Tradewinds properties throughout mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with plenty of categories to help you locate the property of your preference.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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BuyLocalNBBuyLocalNB
by Conservative Council of New Brunswick
If you're looking for the local food, products and experiences throughout New Brunswick, then you need to get the BuyLocalNB app from Google Play. Created as a project of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, users have access to a wide variety of Farmer's Markets, along with made-at-home products.
Price: FREE   Link: Google Play

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Street Food HalifaxStreet Food Halifax
by Tatlow Park Software
Want to find the best food trucks and foods carts in Halifax, Nova Scotia? Then Street Food Halifax app, available on the iTunes store offers up-to-date availability food trucks, schedules for serving, a list of daily specials and location-based searches. The app is produced in cooperation with the Nova Scotia Food Truck Association.
Price: FREE
Links: iTunes, Google Play, Windows Phone 

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ExploreEcoNBExplore EcoNB
by ExploreEcoNB
The multi-partner mobile mapping app is available from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone gives visitors to New Brunswick a unique perspective to interact with the province's natural offerings. The app was design to encourage outdoor physical activity and fostering an appreciation of the natural places in the province along with encouraging more natural exploration.
Price: FREE
Links: iTunes, Google Play, Windows Phone

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Walk St. John's
by TPLED, Inc.

Designed by the Newfoundland Historic Trust, Walk St. John’s features four unique walking tours including detailed descriptions of buildings of interest and sites of the city.

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Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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Destination St. John's
by Discover Anywhere Mobile

This helpful app outlines what travelers might be seeking when visiting St. John's, NL. The app is divided into categories such as Dining, Attractions, Nightclubs and Pubs, Tour Operators, Outdoor Adventures, Shopping, Accommodations and more. Each category contains a brief write up on each entry along with a snapshot of the entry's website, phone connection, and placement on Google map. If you're in a quandary, there's also a "What's Nearby Me" that uses your iPhone's location services to provide you with a glimpse of neighbouring features.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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Adventures In Taste - Nova Scotia
by Discover Anywhere Mobile

With a focus on the entire province, The Adventures in Taste app is an interactive, location-aware travel guide.

It features listings for unique dining experiences, wineries, farmers’ markets, travel packages, tours and events across the province.

Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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Visit Halifax Nova Scotia
by VisitMobile

Designated as the application for Halifax and Nova Scotia tourism, this app offers real-time access for travelers with up-to-the-minute destination information and promotional offers for the region. GPS-enabled, interactive maps with point-of-interest category filters allow users to discover attractions, restaurants, entertainment, events, lodging and more. The app benefits from real-time updates to alert visitors to current events and offers. Note that this app is available for download from Mobogenie
Price: FREE  Link: here

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DeepMap Eco
by Stellar Learning Strategies

For the eco-traveller, this location-based app allows you to get reconnected with nature preserves protected by the Nature Trust of New Brunswick in real time.

The app provides a guide to navigate to one of the 33 natural gems, explore existing trails or learn about existing fauna and flora.

With the iPhone, users can stay current with the latest news and upcoming events related to nature and conservation in New Brunswick.
Price: FREE  Link: ExploreEcoNB

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Prince Edward Island Guide
by Tourism PEI

This vacation planning app includes hundreds of restaurants, hotels, beaches, shops, golf courses, attractions and more.

You can learn about the Island, adventures and touring routes along with festivals and events.

Nice features include wonderful photos, Google map locations, and directions to a venue.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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PEI Bridge
by Straight Crossing Bridge Limited

This app was designed for travelers using the Confederation Bridge as they travel to or from Prince Edward Island. Travelers can get up to date bridge conditions including weather, tolls, fees along with directions to and from the bridge.

Users are warned not to use the application while driving. This app is available on iTunes.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes

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AllTrails Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails
by AllTrails, Inc.

For those looking for off-road adventure, this app allows for browsing or search of trails close to you using the iPhone GPS function. You can add photos and notes plus read and write trail reviews.

Another additional feature is the ability to use the app off-line when no cell phone or WiFi connection is available. Available from both iTunes and Google Play.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes or Google Play

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Sky Map
for iTunes by Mobius Entertainment
for Android by Google

Two different apps with the same name by two different companies offer the same functionality.

All you have to do is point your mobile device at the sky and the Sky Map will tell you exactly what you are looking at. When looking at the night sky, these apps are very handy to clearly identify celestial objects.

Both apps have received very high ratings from users.

Price: FREE  Link: iTunes or Google Play

Get Your East Coast App on our list.

Remember if YOU know of an app designed to enhance the East Coast Experience we'd love to know about it.  Tell us via the comment form below or via email at [email protected]

 

 

John SwinimerFor previous posts by John M. Swinimer check out STAR WARS Celebration 2015, Deadshot Return! Arrowheads Rejoice!, MICHAEL ROWE Taking Aim Again on ARROW, The Sights & Sounds of CES 2013, A HANN MADE Salute to Star Trek, SABS CTO @ CES 2012, Hal-Con 2012, 7th Annual SCI-FI On the Rock

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