Apps for the Atlantic Provinces

Posted: August 15, 2012

Five years ago if someone offered you free apps – they were mostly likely the salmon puff and potato skin variety – but TODAY...there's an App  for almost everything.

Just the other day my twitter stream was buzzing with a cool new way to Walk St.John's - and as this new application launched I wondered...what other Apps are out there for enjoying Canada's Atlantic Provinces?

I enlisted the help of SABS resident tech guy - CTO John Swinimer to find out for me and what follows is what he's discovered so far. We'll add more as we find them and/or they are developed and if YOU know of one designed to enhance the East Coast Experience let us know – either via the comment form below or via email at [email protected]

Enjoy! SABS

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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 both iTunes and Google Play.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes or Google Play

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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: iTunes

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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 both iTunes and Google Play.
Price: FREE  Link: iTunes or Google Play

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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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Beach Finder
by Rounders Consulting Inc.

With over 5300 beaches in North America, this app allows you to find a beach near you or use for vacation planning to search out beaches when you are on the road.

After locating the beach for you, maps with distances and directions guide you to the surf.

Photos and comments sections help with the discovery of new beaches to seek out.

Although there is a $0.99 fee for the app, upgrades and future versions are free.
Price: $0.99 Link: iTunes

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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

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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]

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for the great feature! I am always looking for new apps for my iPad and some of these sound interesting, I will defianently have to check them out! I know TripAdvisor isn't Atlantic Provinces based, but there are some reviews of restaurants, hotels, etc. in the Atlantic Provinces, and I love the app!

    Comment by Danielle — August 15, 2012 @ 9:43 am


  2. Stephanie, I was going to Tweet at you about this, then decided to give you some love on the site. You need to check out Whaddaya App! 🙂 (http://www.whaddayaapp.com/) It's 99 cents and available for both Droid and iPhone. Hilarious! Or, I should say, I was some dyin' at ya, missus! 😀

    Comment by Irina — August 15, 2012 @ 2:59 pm


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