Chimani updates gamification and partners with Nikon and Aramark to encourage people to get outdoors

The leading developer of apps for travel and recreation, Chimani, has created a new update to better explore the country’s extensive amount of parks and public lands. The updated version of Chimani includes an entirely original user interface with an expansion of geographical content. This version will include state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges.



Chimani includes a gamification feature that gives users the opportunity to document their visits and win verified badges when present at a park. Developers improved the Travelogue feature where users can observe their park visits and track progress towards exploring each national park. For users who have plans to visit every national park, this feature is perfect for achieving your dream.


Chimani strives for innovation by allowing the guides to load offline with no cellphone signal. Even the GPS will work so you can use your phone to ensure you find the exact location you are looking for. Chimani has even included detailed topographic maps to see elevation rises.


In celebration of the gamification update feature, Nikon and Aramark have joined with Chimani to support its shared mission of protecting the habitat and recreation values to improve adventures at National and State Parks. Chimani has included free features that would normally only be available with a paid subscription. These include a custom Nikon-branded guide with over 25,000 points of interest and access to its topographic maps.


Chimani has also started a Great Outdoors Challenge where users can enter for a chance to win a grand prize from Aramark Parks. Aramark Parks manages hospitality at Yosemite, Glen Canyon, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon and many other national parks. The winner will win a four-day/three-night trip for two at the Lake Powell Resort in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The lucky winner will also receive economy air transportation, spending money, and a Nikon/American Park Network Gear Pack. Second and third-prize winners will win Monarch binoculars and Nikon ProStaff.


“We are eager to help Nikon's customers discover the many public lands and unique points of interest that surround them and help encourage them to discover new destinations that may not be on their radar.” said Kerry Gallivan, CEO and Founder of Chimani, Inc. “We are equally excited to align with Nikon and Aramark Parks to launch our biggest redesign of the Chimani mobile app since it was first launched in 2010.”


For more information about Chimani’s exciting new editions, visit www.chimani.com or www.outdoorchallenge.info


Chimani, Inc. is a leading developer of mobile apps for national and state park adventurers. The app includes specifics on all public lands in the United States. Chimani’s subscription includes unlimited access to over 70 detailed travel guides, offline maps and discounts.


Chimani can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For additional information, visit www.chimani.com


Claire Becknell contributed this piece.