AllStays.com has taken its iPhone camping app called “Camp & RV” and rebuilt it to be a universal app for one price for all iOS devices. The new version adds a state and city manual search that works offline. The advantage of this is that even if travelers don’t have Internet service in the middle of a dense forest, they can still look ahead for camping options in another city on your trip.
Each location in the app has a detail view that includes a map, directions, phone number, a link to the official website and an easy way to report errors or make corrections. If campers are looking for something specific like state parks or National Forest or independently owned campgrounds, they can select to view only those on both the map view and the manual view. The app includes many filters for all kinds of camping along with various truck stops, outdoor sporting goods and supplies stores, rest areas, RV dealers, overnight parking spots, low clearance locations and some others. It also includes mapping and user reports for which Walmart stores allow overnight parking for RVs and which do not.
“We had many requests to make Camp & RV available as a native app for the iPad,” says Adam Longfellow, the owner of travel website AllStays.com. “So using the high-resolution, larger screen and full rotation capabilities of the iPad became a high priority. We listen closely to customer feedback. Almost every change we make is driven by user requests and suggestions.” When asked when the app would be available on Android devices, Adam said, “We want to try to support as many devices as possible and get our unique way of looking at and presenting camping information out to as many people as possible. The Android version will be released in the fall of 2010.”
AllStays.com, based in the state of New Mexico, lists all kinds of lodging, from primitive campgrounds and RV parks to luxury hotels and spa resorts. AllStays also links directly to official websites to make sure you have the real scoop on the latest and most accurate information.