Michigan Campers Getting Mobile This Summer

State of Michigan Launches First App with AT&T's Mobile Enterprise Application Platform

Lansing, Michigan, July 01, 2011

Along with the tent, sleeping bag, bug spray and s’mores, there’s one more essential camping supply this summer. As campers gear up for a few days in the great outdoors this Fourth of July, they can add the “MI Camping and Recreation Locator” mobile app to the list of necessities.

The State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and AT&T* launched the app just in time for one of the busiest camping seasons of the year. As the name suggests, the app locates and provides helpful details about where people can camp, boat, hike and swim. Some of the features include:

  • List of campgrounds
  • Campsite amenities and fees
  • Camping terms and features
  • List of trails
  • List of visitor centers
  • Calendar of events

In the future, the app will also assist in reserving a campsite after narrowing down the perfect park. Other future features include the “24 Hour Fishing License,” where anglers can purchase a license on the fly.

"Creative use of technology will help the Department of Natural Resources increase visitors to our state parks and recreation areas," said Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes. "This is the first of many phone apps we hope to develop to assist our customers in the outdoors and attract new customers to Michigan's amazing natural resources."

The free app is available on most platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and more.

AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform  

The “MI Camping and Recreation Locator” is one of many apps already deployed via AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform, but is a first for the State. AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform supports a variety of mobile platforms, making it easy for agencies to integrate applications across multiple device systems. This feature allows governments like the State of Michigan to build an application once and then deploy it to virtually any combination of mobile devices.

AT&T is hosting the application in its highly secure AT&T Synaptic HostingSM environment, a cloud-like service. With this service, AT&T operates, monitors and maintains the servers and storage related to this application.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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