A creative partnership between the San Francisco Bay Trail Project, the State Coastal Conservancy, Vizzit and popular local TV host and outdoor enthusiast Doug McConnell has resulted in an award-winning collection of 12 free curated smart phone audio tours along sections of the Bay Trail throughout the region. These tours offer an interactive way for the public to learn about and engage with their environment while walking along the Bay Trail. The team worked closely with local historians, shoreline managers and scientists to develop the content. The bulk of the tours created under this collaborative partnership are made possible by the Coastal Conservancy’s Explore the Coast grant program and the success of these tours captured the attention of two Bay Area businesses – Google and Cargill – resulting in two independently-funded tours using the same Vizzit-Convergence Media production model.
Here’s how it works:
First, download Vizzit Places in the App Store or in Android. Then select your tour location. Now you’re ready to explore with your own tour guide. Driven by GPS, the app detects your location and delivers site-specific content as you make your way along the trail.