I need a printed map and a web or mobile app - two birds, one stone?
February 10, 2014 7:58 AM Subscribe
I need a printed map and a web or mobile app - is there any existing tools/concepts which involve killing two birds with one stone?
posted by rutabega to Technology (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I run a non-profit organization. We produce a paper walking map with local points of interest and businesses. I also have a directory of these things which is relatively static and lives on our website.
My biggest problem, other than having two different sources of information to update, is that the paper map is more or less wrong by the time it's printed - a business has moved, a new one has come in, that kind of thing. Plus I'd love to transition away from annually printing a bunch of maps when people's activities are, slowly, moving to apps.
My ideal scenario is a mobile app (or a web app) that includes the freshest information, which can then be printed - by the end user, or on nicer paper stock for us to hand out to people. This way we don't have thousands of printed maps which are missing business X - we can print them as needed.
Do you know of any examples of this working well? Either a tool I can buy or customize or something I can have a developer build for me is fine - but for the latter, I'd love some examples that work well to show them. I probably have around $10,000 for this project.