iPhone app launched for Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways

UPPER CUMBERLAND – A new, free interactive iPhone app has been released for the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways. All 16 trails in the initiative are available, including those that traverse through the Upper Cumberland, including The Promised Land, Ring of Fire and Pie in the Sky, among others.

The app project, a collaboration between app developer Designsensory, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and trail committees made up of tourism entities on each trail, began in 2012.

Each app is designed to enrich the experience for travelers on the individual trails. Each trail offers experiences designed to showcases tourism’s major sites, as well as off-the-beaten-path attractions, which are some of Tennessee’s greatest assets, the state said.

The iOS 7.0 platform-enabled apps equip travelers with a customized trail experience, allow them to find specific points of interest and share their journey with friends.

Additional features include:

View points of interest as a list, tiles or in a map format

“Favorite” points of interest to create a custom trail itinerary

Share points of interest on Facebook, check-in to points of interest or upload a photo

View points of interest by category and see how many points of interest are included in each category

Filter points of interest by interest category including “What’s Nearby,” “Food & Wine,” Nature & Outdoors,” “Attractions,” “Sports & Rec,” “Civil War,” “History & Heritage,” “Agritourism” or “Music & Arts”

View “Did You Knows?” along the trail for interesting facts about the trail’s points of interest

Click on a point of interest to read a full description, view photos, and find contact information

Find events along the trail throughout the year

Click on the trail playlist to enjoy trail-related tunes through Pandora

For more information on the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, visit www.tntrailsandbyways.com.