Many of us use mobile apps every day, whether we’re paying bills, playing music, checking Facebook or getting weather updates. But there are a handful of apps designed to be specifically helpful to Wyomingites and those visiting the state. Here’s a roundup to get you started. If you’d like to nominate an app for inclusion on this list, email email@example.com.
Roads and travel
Road conditions in the Cowboy State can be treacherous. Weather changes quickly, and driving can become difficult or even dangerous. Plus, sometimes roads need to be closed without much notice. That’s where the 511 app comes in. It offers updates on road closures and conditions, plus webcam footage, for anyone traveling Wyoming’s highways and byways.
Parks and other recreation options
Wyoming is jam-packed with opportunities to learn and play outside, and there are plenty of apps that will help you make the most of them.
- State parks:The Official Guide for Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails, an app by Pocket Ranger, features GPS maps of trails and other landmarks, a photo sharing feature, a feature to help users keep track of people they know in the park and a built-in compass.
- National parks: If you’re heading toward the nation’s first national park, try NPS Yellowstone, which aims to help connect you with the information you need to make the most of your visit to the region. There’s also an app that offers Yellowstone geyser information. For nearby Grand Teton National Park, check out the Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Hole app for trail guides and suggestions for what to do in the area.
- Guided tours: Learn more about the state you’re exploring with TravelStorysGPS, which offers guided tours of parts of Wyoming, including Devils Tower and historic downtown Cody.
- Comprehensive information: For a a great guide to the state and Yellowstone, try GoExplore WYOMING!, which offers suggestions on food, shopping, recreation, wildlife and real estate.
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Love the Cowboys or Cowgirls but not sure when the next game is? The Wyo Pokes mobile app is intended to give you that information and lots more on Division I athletics. Users can check scores and schedules, buy tickets and view photos and video of their favorite Wyoming athletes.
Call us biased, but when we’re looking for news about Casper and Wyoming, we turn first to the trib.com mobile app. It’s packed with the local news you can’t find anywhere else and supplemented with must-know national and international news. Be sure to turn on the push notifications to receive breaking news alerts.
Plenty of Wyomingites have been there – you’re out at night and you have one too many drinks to drive home. Drive Sober Wyoming aims to help. Once you download the app, from the Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving, you can use it to text or call a friend or a taxi to arrive home safely, learn more about DUI laws or report a drunk driver.