New smartphone app connects users with Nashville's outdoor activities

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:55pm
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A screenshot of the "NashVitality" app shows shows park locations near downtown.

For those who always have their smartphone handy and are looking for outdoor activities in Nashville, well, now there’s an app for that.

Mayor Karl Dean on Thursday unveiled the “NashVitality” mobile application that includes information such as locations of Nashville sports facilities, greenways, parks, bikeways, etc.

The app, which can be download to a smartphone for free, uses GPS technology and features an “Explore Near Me” option that can display interactive maps based on the user’s location. It also allows users to find information about Nashville’s green features, such as where to take recycling materials or where to catch a Metro bus.

To date, the app is only available for iPhones and iPads by searching for “NashVitality” at the Apple App Store, but officials expect an Android version to be available soon.

In conjunction with the release of the app, Dean announced Nashville has been designated a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, which he said honors Nashville’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling.

Earlier this year, Dean opened the 26-mile Music City Bikeway that connects eastern and western parts of Davidson County to downtown. Dean is promoting a new initiative called “Moving in Harmony” that is a local “Share the Road” campaign.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 10/19/12 at 6:35

Good news. Hurry up with Android!

By: Rocket99 on 10/19/12 at 7:23

Big mistake making it available first for iOS devices. There's a lot more Android devices out there. Fail on Metro's part.

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