Create Mobile Interpretive Tour and Wayfinding Apps for the National Park Service

OnCell has given us the opportunity to connect more people with Virgin Islands National Park. Our app is a 'ranger-in-your-pocket" experience that helps guide visitors, engage youth and inform locals about their park in real-time. We love OnCell for making it possible for our little organization to think big in the 21st Century!

- Tonia Lovejoy, Development Director, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

  • Encourage Discovery

    Allow your visitors to easily explore your park’s history, discover historic sites and points of interest, and locate trailheads or amenities.

  • Provide the Most Current Information, at Any Hour

    With instant, unlimited updates, an OnCell mobile app for your park can answer the most common questions your staff receives, such as hours of operation, entrance fees, or trail info.

  • Orient Your Visitor

    GPS-enabled mobile phone tours have a location-awareness feature that helps create a custom experience for your visitors depending on where they are within the park.

  • Multilingual Content

    Multi-language support allows you to reach more visitors and serve international travelers.

  • Instant Visitor Notifications

    Push time-sensitive custom messages to visitors, such as road closures, weather alerts, or special events.

  • Tackle Accessibility

    OnCell mobile tour apps work with accessibility options on most devices for the visually and hearing impaired. Learn more.

  • Multiple Points of Access

    With OnCell, visitors can access your tour via web app that is available for all smart devices, native iOS and Android apps, a local phone number, Google Field Trip, and our own unique NPS Portal App that houses all of our NPS tours.

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    Gather Visitor Feedback

    Give your visitors the opportunity to share their thoughts to improve the visitor experience, alert staff of issues at your site, and allow them to easily contact your staff.

Customer App Examples

NPS Saratoga National Historic Park

Stillwater, NY, United States

Saratoga National Historic Park partnered with OnCell to launch their newly redesigned mobile tour app. Our teams worked closely together to create a custom branded app to achieve the iconic National Park Service look and meet their strict design standards. The self-guided audio tour serves to educate visitors about the pivotal 1777 Battles of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War.

The app features over 30 points of interest, including images and an audio tour for the battlefield. An additional hiking trail tour provides an immersive soundscape with two distinct paths, one for adults and a student-narrated one for children. Visitors can discover points of interest with location aware GeoAlerts and GPS-enabled maps.

National Park Service - Portal App

Washington, DC, United States

This app provides official tours of National Park Service sites and is the perfect companion for your next NPS adventure and armchair travels. With the National Park Service app you can stay up to date on information regarding visitor centers, important sites, places to stay, places to eat and services throughout the park.

The app features a detailed map to find sites along with live data such as the latest geyser predictions, campsite and lodging availabilities, road conditions and more from Yellowstone's live data feeds.

Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

St. John, VI, United States

With more than 27 miles of trails to hike, dozens of beaches with beautiful coral reefs, hidden ruins and historical sites to discover the Ranger Hawksbill app is the perfect companion. Offering guided information on where to go and what to see the app will help you make the most of your visit. The app features a sea turtle tracker, alerts on weather conditions and a donation page to help support this vibrant place.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde, CO, United States

The Mesa Verde National Park app contains more than 20 points of interest with GPS-enabled maps and engaging content highlighting natural and cultural features of the park. Today the park protects some of the most notable and best preserved archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings.

The app features a favorites button to save your sites along with a Junior Rangers section to involve children in the learning process. Get the app and explore Mesa Verde the right way!


Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Albany, NY, United States

The Hudson River Valley is rich in history and there is no better way to explore that history than by train. The Hudson Valley Greenway Train Tour app exposes travelers to parks, trails, historic sites, cultural destinations, historic downtowns, and interesting stories all from a single train window. With a mapping feature you will get to save points of interest that you would like to revisit while listening to audio recordings describing the River Valley in depth from various perspectives. This app is ideal for any history buff or for a traveler looking to pass the time.