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Mountain Project iPhone/Android App Coming Soon

Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Apr 19, 2011


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About a week ago we asked for help developing a mobile app. Quite a few folks wrote to me and offered their services - thanks for those offers and the ideas posted in the forum! We are pleased to have decided to work with Sam Vanderhyden who has great ideas for a Mountain Project app, and quite a bit of experience building apps in general.

We plan to build a pretty simple version first and then release better iterations with more functionality. Version 1 will likely be a simple browsing app that lets you download entire areas (say, Joshua Tree or Boulder) and have access to all that content offline.

And in final news, we have also decided the mobile apps will be FREE!


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By George Sudarkoff
Apr 19, 2011

I really hope you end up releasing an API as one of the deliverables of this project.

By CO Mike
From: Lafayette, CO
Apr 19, 2011

Woohoo!

By fivefun
Apr 19, 2011

Honk, Honk, Honk, Honk!

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Apr 19, 2011

This is great. Everyone I mention it to think it's a fantastic idea.

By Ryan Stott
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 19, 2011

LOVE IT! MP just keeps on getting better.

By JSH
Administrator
Apr 20, 2011

I'm super excited to see this!

By notmyname
From: Stony Brook, NY
Apr 20, 2011

Thanks for the foresight to have it download an entire area and have it available online!

FYI: some great climbing apps I've seen are
Backcountry navigator pro (offline gps maps)
climbing weather

Sadly, droids don't have a lot of options for downloading offline movies legally.

By J Antin
From: Denver, CO
Apr 20, 2011

Awesome! Aside from cost, how will this differ from the App-guide books already offered by AlpineWerx?

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 20, 2011

The AlpineWerx guides are specific to individual areas. The MP app will offer you the ability to browse the ENTIRE MountainProject database while offline (i.e. at the crag!)

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Apr 20, 2011

I'm finally going to have to buy that Iphone I've been putting off!

By josh anderson
From: eagle mountain
Apr 21, 2011

I really don't think charging a dollar for the app would be unreasonable and would offset the cost of building and maintaining the app. Just a thought.

By CaseyE
Apr 21, 2011

This is exactly what is needed. The app for RRG is like 40 dollars!

By Abe Schmidt
Apr 22, 2011

AWESOME!!

By Luf
From: Cedarburg, WI
Apr 22, 2011

Yay! Look forward to seeing it in action.

^_^

By Jeff House
From: rapid city sd
Apr 24, 2011

Any update on the pending app?

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 25, 2011

Hopefully an early to mid summer release....

By Ben Sherwin
Apr 25, 2011

I've been hoping for this for months! Thanks!!!!

By John Richardson
From: Greenfield, Ma
Apr 25, 2011

Beautiful!

By JSH
Administrator
Apr 25, 2011

Ped, does Evernote need to be online for that to work?

Andy et al. - you should provide a PayPal link for voluntary donations anyway. I'd certainly pony up.

By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From: The Bubble
Apr 26, 2011

We appreciate the offers to pay a couple bucks for the app, and certainly a straight donation is a nice gesture. We want MP to be THE climbing web resource, and do that, it needs to be free.

We'd rather you support our sponsors (who support us), and in particular the Dirtbag Deals. That mostly stuff you're probably going to buy anyways at some point, we find it on sale, and then we all benefit when you click through our site first.

Thanks!

By Reece Henson
From: Knoxville, TN
Apr 28, 2011

Make sure it is compatible with iPod Touches, too, because just as many have a iPod Touch as iPhones.

By Oliver Chong
May 2, 2011

This sounds pretty good.

I actually wish this was opened up under a developer API key as I think competition would create better apps. That or make this project open for the community to contribute to.

By Hamlet73
From: Boulder, CO
May 31, 2011

I cannot wait!!!

By CSC0321
From: SLC
Jun 2, 2011

Great news! I loves you, MP.

By vinaykrypton
Aug 20, 2011

Hi, this is nice. I am waiting. Thanks from

Team, KryptonSoft, India iPhone Application Development.

By Charlie Shannon
From: Denver, CO
Oct 17, 2011

Oliver has it right. Releasing an API is the single most pivotal thing MP could do. The thing that makes this site so awesome is the crowdsourcing of gathering climbing area info. Why not pay it forward by making this same data available to anyone who wants to consume it? That would be a truly game-changing move. I can't even imagine the incredible things the community would create (and that's kind of the point, right?).

By T. Page
From: Truckee, CA
Mar 23, 2012

Hey guys,

Any ETA on the Android version? Not so patiently waiting since the iOS release. We want in on the fun too!!

Thanks!

By David Enloe
Apr 10, 2012

I'm psyched on the idea...but am having some technical issues. I downloaded the app to my iPhone, but when I go to subscribe, it says I need to purchase the app first. But the app is free, and I already have it! Anyone have this problem, or any ideas how to solve it? Thanks