Dating, hiking or dog-parking in Park City? There’s an app for that
April 27, 2010
Now that many of Park City’s businesses and nonprofits have jumped on the Facebook and Twitter bandwagons, the ‘next big thing’ in the world of digital media is apps, or applications for mobile devices.
Although few local groups have developed apps, the state of Utah and some surprising entities have jumped on board. From finding a date to finding out how much your neighbors contribute to political campaigns, it turns out that there really is an app for almost anything.
Below, check out a list of applications that directly or indirectly pertain to Park City and get a glimpse into what you can find at the touch of a finger pad:
This is a fan app that makes it easy to listen to your favorite public radio station. It is not sponsored or endorsed by KPCW.
Meet local singles by creating a profile that links to compatible matches. View photos, exchange messages, and "wink" at other users.
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The official app from the local business combines music, surf, snow, skate and video. Flag your favorite surf spots and skate parks, listen to music, and browse videos from SkullcandyTV.com.
Access your favorite teams’ info right at your fingertips. Review the standings, check the calendar, and get roster data, player stats, box scores and player bios.
An app for avid football fans: receive daily news, view detailed roster lists, review schedules, and get instant updates on BCS top 25 team standings.
An unofficial app for Ute football fans, TeamView provides team information including schedules, rosters, staff and scores.
Park City’s ski resorts may be closed for the season, but Snowbird remains open through mid-May. Get mountain stats and snow reports with one click.
An application for local runners who want information about upcoming race events and other activities.
Find trail guides, facts, photos, maps and safety tips for Utah’s most popular hikes.
DogParkUSA.com filtered three years of research into this app, which includes more than 2,000 dog parks, user reviews, photos, and pertinent details.
Get to know Utah’s different mountain ranges and find the highest peak in each county. Features include trail guides, driving directions, hike logs and safe hiking tips.
Plan a road trip and carry detailed information about each stop in your pocket. Features include general info, getting there, transport, sights, entertainment and more.
Search Utah’s state parks, get the latest news from the Utah Department of Natural Resources, and read descriptions of points of interest.
Check out campus news and the events calendar to find out what’s happening at the U of U. Features include a campus map, sports updates, interactive polls, and relevant photos and videos.
Download complete courses and take your education on the go. Browse classes, listen to audio lectures and review test materials.
Find information about education and career training, Utah colleges, jobs and scholarships all in one place.
Find contact info for state agencies; browse citizen, business and government services; and keep up with the latest new and announcements.
Brush up on state laws in an easy-to-use format. Search for specific laws by title, chapter or keyword.
Quickly search a massive database of federal political contribution records and return the results directly to your mobile device. Find out who has contributed money to federal political candidates, how much, and when.