Research Publication Title

Hyke: A Mobile App to Assist in Hiking

Major

Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design

Faculty Mentor

Abraham Abebe

Keywords

mobile app, app design, mobile design, design, application, hiking, graphic design

Abstract

The overall purpose of the app Hyke is to simplify the search for local and national hiking trails by different search criteria. It can be hard to tell whether a hiking trail conditions are right for you through a traditional map. Many trails are not family friendly and may be too strenuous making it dangerous for the hiker. Or maybe you don’t want to have to pay for parking and just want to go for a quick hike. Sometimes the weather could hinder a hike and you not even know it going into the hike. These are all things that you should know before leaving for the hike and be able to find in one general location to ensure your safety along with other hikers joining you. This hiking app helps tailor hiking routes for you near your current location or inside a national park. One of the most reliable ways to see if a hike fits you is through others who have done the same hike. This can be done through reviews left on each hike giving you awareness on what to expect. Maybe you don’t want to drive that far, there are many hidden trails that surround us and we have no way to find them. Through this app all trails can be compiled for you making it easy to pick a hike and go. It shouldn’t take hours to plan out a hiking route just to ensure your basic safety. In you back pocket your can find trail maps that include the weather in the trail location, difficulty of the trail itself, if there are parking fees, and reviews left by other hikers. You also will never miss perfect scenery as the app points our different overlooks within the hike you have picked.

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Hyke: A Mobile App to Assist in Hiking

The overall purpose of the app Hyke is to simplify the search for local and national hiking trails by different search criteria. It can be hard to tell whether a hiking trail conditions are right for you through a traditional map. Many trails are not family friendly and may be too strenuous making it dangerous for the hiker. Or maybe you don’t want to have to pay for parking and just want to go for a quick hike. Sometimes the weather could hinder a hike and you not even know it going into the hike. These are all things that you should know before leaving for the hike and be able to find in one general location to ensure your safety along with other hikers joining you. This hiking app helps tailor hiking routes for you near your current location or inside a national park. One of the most reliable ways to see if a hike fits you is through others who have done the same hike. This can be done through reviews left on each hike giving you awareness on what to expect. Maybe you don’t want to drive that far, there are many hidden trails that surround us and we have no way to find them. Through this app all trails can be compiled for you making it easy to pick a hike and go. It shouldn’t take hours to plan out a hiking route just to ensure your basic safety. In you back pocket your can find trail maps that include the weather in the trail location, difficulty of the trail itself, if there are parking fees, and reviews left by other hikers. You also will never miss perfect scenery as the app points our different overlooks within the hike you have picked.