Indiana DNR launches iPhone app

People who enjoy any of the Indiana DNR’s wide variety of
properties across Indiana and own an iPhone can benefit from a new
phone application.

The application can be downloaded at no cost to the user here.

The DNR iPhone app provides virtually all the information needed
when planning an outdoor activity at one of these sites. DNR
properties include fish and wildlife areas, forests, historic
sites, state park inns, and nature preserves, as well as 24 state
parks and eight reservoirs.

“Indiana has a great wealth of natural and cultural resources, and
we are always looking for new ways to connect Hoosiers to those
resources,” said Dan Bortner, director of the DNR Division of State
Parks and Reservoirs. “We’re glad to be a part of DNR’s efforts to
use today’s technology.”

The Indiana DNR iPhone application features:

– Location mapping for state parks, where to hunt or fish, and
additional properties of interest

– Distances to park or fishing/hunting areas in relation to the
user’s current location

– Fees and regulations for all state properties and outdoor
recreation sites

– Links to camping or state park inn reservation sites

– Links to fishing or hunting license purchasing sites

– Reserved hunt registration

– Nature brochures and Indiana fishing species guide

– RSS feeds of Indiana DNR news

– Links to Indiana DNR websites

DNR director of communications Phil Bloom said this is one more
example of the many options of staying informed about DNR

“We live in an increasingly mobile society in which people have a
variety of ways to gather the information they need,” he said.
“This continues DNR’s effort to stay connected with our customers
and for our customers to stay connected to us.”

The application was developed by the DNR Web team in the Division
of Communications and Indiana Interactive. They welcome user
feedback about the app, which should be sent to Applications for Blackberry and Android
phones are under development.

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