Updated, April 30: Apple iOS version now available
They say this summer’s National Jamboree will be the most-connected ever. Well, this is a great start.
Version 1.0 of the Jamboree Summit App is available on Apple and Android devices. The Android app clocks in at just over 10 MB and costs $0.99 in the Google Play store. The iOS version for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch weighs 15 MB and costs $0.99 at the App Store.
The AT&T-sponsored app, intended for use by participants, staff, and visitors to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, provides up-to-date information on all programs and activities being held at the Summit this summer. See some screenshots below.
Scouts will be able to view their daily schedule of activities, check out a detailed map of the jamboree site, and see where their friends are located at any time.
Having been a participant at the 1997 and 2001 jamborees, I can tell you that the find-your-friends feature will be a blessing. There were plenty of times when I didn’t see some of my troopmates all day because I couldn’t find them at the enormous site.
Download it now by clicking the links above or searching “Summit Scouts” on the Google Play store or iOS App Store.
There’s not much you can actually do with the app right now. But keep in mind that this is Version 1.0, and there are placeholders for many new features. Future releases will add functionality and should prove essential come July, when AT&T lights up the Summit with cell coverage so Scouts can enjoy the most-connected jamboree ever.
Speaking of AT&T…
AT&T has an offer for Scouts, Scouters
AT&T is offering a special 2013 jamboree-edition Goal Zero Switch 8 solar recharging kit free to anyone who buys a qualifying Samsung phone or tablet and signs up for a two-year plan. Click here to learn more.
Jamboree Summit App screenshots