Ascender is a fully-featured mobile platform that can fit into the budgets of both small and large parks. Out of the box, Ascender comes with a responsive and beautiful park website and a dynamic mobile application for iOS, packed with rich information about the park, downloadable and interactive trail maps, emergency contact details, and even the ability to track your hike in real time.
Showcase your park on large and small screens. Offer park visitors access to up-to-date trail maps, weather, pictures, and more.
It is even more important that your park visitors be able to access trail maps, emergency info, and interesting locations while they are enjoying your park.
That's right! Your iOS app will work even when the cellular signal is not available, so park visitors can still track their hike, view trail maps, and access emergency contact info.
Tap on any trail to view details such as elevation changes and trail length. See your exact position and heading along the trails. See your position in the park even when cell signal is not available.
Each map leverages pixel-perfect vector maps from Mapbox, specifically designed to be used during outdoor activites.
Highlight unique and interesting locations throughout the park with photos, descriptions, location coordinates and more. Great for parks with Interperetive Trails.
Adding or updating locations is no problem and can be done in real-time without having to submit an update to the Apple App Store.
We all wish it didn't happen, but sometimes park visitors need access to emergency services. You can supply your own contact details, including advice on how to contact authorities, what to do while you wait for help, and even suggestions on how to find cell service in the park.
If the park visitor allowed access to their location, their coordinates will be presented making their exact position easy to share with emergency personnel.
Many hikers and riders like to keep track of their hikes through the park, so every Ascender app has a built in Hike Tracker which shows the current position, distance traveled, elevation, route taken and time. Tracking a hike works in the background so you don’t need your phone in your hand while you hike
Like the rest of the app, this works even if you don’t have internet or cellular access. All hike details will be stored and saved once internet access is restored.
For parks with biking and riding trails, you’ll have a dedicated app to set the trail status when it is too wet to ride. This iOS app can be shared with multiple designated park managers. This can even set this status automatically based on recent rainfall.
When the status is set, it updates the website and iOS app in real-time. Visitors don't even need to refresh to see the status change, it happens automatically.
Many parks have a digital presence on municipal websites, which is great. But having a dedicated website allows the park to truly showcase everything it has to offer park visitors. Excite your potential visitors with beautiful, fullscreen imagery, dynamic trail maps, and even video
The responsive site will look great on any device from mobile phones to large screen monitors. And the content can be updated quickly and easily.