Iowa developer's new app makes navigating trails safer
Des Moines-area developers recently unveiled a new app to report hazardous recreational trail conditions, like debris just under the surface of riverways.
- KayakVenture is free and will work anywhere in the nation.
Why it matters: It aims to make water and land trail recreation safer by preventing injuries or deaths, owner Greg Rhames told Axios.
Details: The system developed by the folks at Quarry Springs Outfitters allows recreationists to drop an electronic GPS pin on a map and flag others to dangers in real time.
- The info can also immediately inform trail supervisors of urgent maintenance needs.
- The more people who use it, the more beneficial it becomes.
- It's not yet available for Androids, but that's coming soon, Rhames said.
Of note: Quarry Springs Outfitters was also given city approval this week to begin kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals from Captain Roy's at Birdland Park and Marina.
- The rentals should be available around the Fourth of July.
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