The initial idea for Virtual Walk came from a group of people who walk regularly, and to make things more interesting, track their total miles and their progress along a virtual route across the United States. We realized other people might want to do this, so by using the GPS in their cellphones, we wrote this application to make it a little easier.
But then we got carried away, and added more routes than just going across the country, and added content where users can learn, see, and read about many places along the routes. So far we have included interesting information, landmarks, pictures, quizzes and YouTube videos with so many more ideas that we just don’t have to time implement them all! Our dream is to eventually allow users to walk with friends so that 2 or more people located in different cities may share and learn together and also to allow users to create their own walking routes and share with others to complete!
Virtual Walk is now available free of charge for android via Google Play. Just in time for the holiday season! The first release walks are as follows:
- Appalachian Trail
- New York City
- National Mall, Washington, D.C.
- Boston Marathon
- Arches National Park
Have an idea for a walk? Let us know in the comments below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org