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Catlins is on the mApp
Mobile application has already got big international feedback, reports Laura Roozendaal.
App time: The Catlins McLean Falls Holiday
Park and The Whistling Frog Cafe owner Paul
Brisdon shows off the new The Catlins Hike &
Drive app for Apple and Android, which he
Touring the Catlins just
became a lot more mobile.
A mobile application called
Catlin Hike & Drive was
launched on iTunes this week,
and has been available on the
Android Play Store for several
It is a free hiking and driving
guide created for the Catlins
region and also includes
information about the numer-
ous attractions in the Catlins.
The Catlins McLean Falls
Holiday Park and The Whist-
ling Frog Cafe owner Paul
Bridson said apps like this
one were ''the way of the
''I just got back from the
[United] States and every-
body's using apps,'' he said.
''We thought we'd better get in
on this while we can, other-
wise we'll miss the boat.''
All maps and most of the
information in the app is
available offline, with an
internet connection required
for weather updates only.
''That's the advantage of an
app, you don't need to be in
web range. People can down-
load it before they even get to
Good feedback was already
coming from people in Aust-
ralia, he said.
''Everybody who downloaded
it has said they can't wait to
get down to the Catlins.''
The app was developed by
3legz.com and commissioned
by Mr Brisdon, who also
sponsors the site: catlins
Mr Brisdon said it had been
tough to get the app onto
''They [Apple] kept rejecting it
and rejecting it and rejecting
it. It couldn't be commercial,
it had to be an informational-
type of thing.''
The release of the film Two
Little Boys had spiked an
interest in The Catlins, Mr
''We have seen a 500 per cent
spike in hits for our Catlins
itineraries website since the
premier was announced.
''A lot of people from New
York know Bret McKenzie.''
Hits had come from the
United States, China, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand,
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