Get the 14ers.com Mobile App!
It's FREE! Search for "14ers.com" in the iTunes/Apple or Google Play (Android) app stores.
The app interacts real-time with 14ers.com data so there's no need to push content updates through the App Store when changes are made to the site. It conveniently stores information and images for offline use or in the backcountry when you don't have an Internet connection. So, the next time you're hanging out in the tent wishing you had Internet service, you could be viewing 14ers.com peak condition reports and route descriptions, including topo maps and all those route photos! I hope many people find the app useful!
The iOS and Andriod versions of the app were originally developed by Nathan Hale, a Colorado resident and frequent user of 14ers.com, since 2004. I worked with Nathan to develop a real-time, XML-based, 14ers.com "data feed" which can easily be expanded to include more functionality in the future. Now, Nathan provides occasional updates to the Android version and 14ers.com maintains and provides updates to the iOS version.
Here's how it works: When you first open the app it retrieves peak, route and trailhead information from 14ers.com and stores it locally on your device. As you use the app it will retrieve maps and photos as needed and store them on your device for future use. It must work this way because there are thousands of maps and photos and it's not possible to include them in the base app when you download it from the app store. Remember, the app provides access to all of the maps and route photos found on 14ers.com route descriptions - these are not abbreviated descriptions.
I hope you'll find it helpful and easy to use.
Bill Middlebrook, 14ers.com
Please visit the 14ers.com Mobile App Forum for more information