Green Map System is pleased to share two new sustainable living resources for people on the move:
• a NEW mobile website designed for all internet-enabled smart phones - YES!! now you can explore the map on your phone's web browser!
• the free Green Map iPhone App which includes our Suggest a Site feature!
New in Spring 2013, our first responsive website brings all the sites on the Open Green Map to your fingertips. Tap GreenMap.org into your phone. Let it know your location - or choose a location under the square on the upper right. Zoom in and pan around to see more and more sites as they load.
We are delighted to have this new mobile website available to all. It was created during the 24Hours of Good sponsored by Google by Team Cumulonimbus of Stony Brook University, which included Greg Cordts, Jan Kasiak, Jon Toohill and Mark Fielbig. They did great work, winning the most creative prize! Special thanks Google and the G. R. Dodge Foundation, and to the team at our end, including Thomas Turnbull, Drew Hornbein and Wendy Brawer who helped take this the next steps toward launch. More features to come, including Choose a Map, Suggest a Site, and more. We'll reveal the URL for viewing on your tablet and desktop shortly.
Ideal for locals and tourists alike, both the mobile website and the App are handy tools for finding and exploring green resources on the go. Drawing from 30,000 sites contributed to the interactive Open Green Map sustainability mapping platform by local Green Map teams, these mobile tools delights users as they are guided to farmers markets, green buildings, gardens and heritage sites that help everyone make greener, healthier, low-impact choices.
You can find sites nearby or in another city. On the App, you can also 'search by the icon', and quickly see a list of sites in that category, arranged with the nearest to you first. Click any site for a description.
The Green Map iPhone App includes 10 additional sections, delivering an insightful view into the impacts of this global movement through its Green Maps, videos, photos, Twitter, blog and much more. You can replicate this on your own website or blog with our free widgets!
Both mobile tools are award winners! Treehugger Best of Green 2011 in Science and Technology: Best Eco App for a Smart Phone! Access is easy:
• Simply type GreenMap.org into any phone's internet browser for the mobile website.
• Click GreenMap.org/app for the App, or search for Green Map in the iTunes Store It's now free!
Click GreenMap.org/press for more images and background. Or download the original Press Release (to be updated soon).
Reviews include Treehugger.com, Download Squad, The Daily Green, Turning Green and Too Lazy To Do It.
Trends: More than 5,000 of the Green Map iPhone Apps were downloaded in the first 2 weeks. This was in Spring 2010, when there were just 10,000 sites on the Open Green Map to peruse in the App. We added a new feature - Find Sites by the Icon over the summer, and before the year ended, its Add a Site feature debuted. There are now over 16,000 sites to find nearby!
We are delighted to share this new way of exploring our 15 years of work connecting community and sustainability resources together. Our design team, including Té Baybute and Akiko Rokube utilized AppMakr.com to develop the iPhone app in less than a month, and members of our Board, Thomas Turnbull and Stan Wiechers, pitched in to create the mobile website. Special thanks to Gottfried Haider for his contributions to this project, and to Eric Goldhagen, Mark Libkuman and Drew Hornbein. With the help of sponsoring companies, foundations and individual donors, we'll be building richer versions and continually improving exploration and interaction, contributing much to community well-being and the future we all share.