The Walkers Club
App design/coding |
We were contacted by Ruth Campbell, of The Walkers Club, who was keen to build an app based on the club’s journals.
The physical books allowed walkers to record notes about their journey as they go, on four of Scotland’s walks, including the West Highland Way.
Ruth was keen to produce an electronic version, where users could store notes and photos, as well as viewing information on local businesses relevant to a stage of each walk.
App users can also feature on leaderboards, comparing their times for each stage against others.
The apps can be used again and again, with an archive function allowing registered users to store all details of one walk they’ve done if they set out again.
We built the app to run on both iOS and Android.
How it works
The app is built to interact with a custom web admin interface we built, based on our standard fuzzylime (cms+) software. This lets Ruth manage details of walks, stages, and add listings and other elements such as ads directly via the web, pushing these updates out to app users whenever she wishes. The vast majority of the app’s functionality can be used without an internet connection – vital given that many parts of the routes it covers include areas with patchy phone signal!