The iOS Enthusiast's Approach to the Ultimate Rugged Adventure
Apps for the Rugged Life
Find My iPhone (Free) When you're adventuring outdoors, the last thing you want is to lose your iPhone or iPad. It's an experience that is beyond annoying, not to mention quite costly if you don't have device insurance. With Find my iPhone and your iCloud ID, you can use any iOS device or Mac to either locate, lock, or erase all data from your missing iPhone.
MotionX GPS ($0.99) If you are looking for a do-it-all GPS navigation app that covers land, air, and sea, look no further. MotionX offers extensive, free downloadable maps that cover the entire planet, including off-road and terrain maps, as well as official marine charts, making it great for sports varying from snowboarding to mountain biking to sailing. Your maps are stored locally on your device for offline access, and you can save up to a whopping 300 routes.
Oh Ranger! Park Finder (Free) Park Finder is an essential app for finding a base camp when you're out adventuring. Whether you are looking for a fullservice RV park, an off-grid campsite, or something in between, Park Finder will point you in the right direction. It will also inform you of all kinds of activities in your area, including bird watching, swimming, boating, hunting, and even spelunking!
Google Maps (Free) A must for any travel adventure, Google Maps is one of the most intuitive and comprehensive mapping apps available. It will give you up-to-the-minute routing data and turnby-turn voice directions whether you are walking, biking, driving, or taking public transportation. Google Maps also offers detailed information about traffic and road conditions, weather, restaurants, hotels, and museums.