The good people at Oregon State University Ag Communications, part of OSU Extension, have brought an app to the OSU community, currently available for those with an ONID id.  If you are not familiar with ONID, then you probably won’t be able to access the app.

It took several months of development as part of their goal to look at what it takes to develop an app.  For those developing an app, the development is only one part of it.  There are many more things to consider which I’ll go into in another post.  What they turned out was a nice tour app, though for some it may be too much green to see.  :)   Don’t worry though, it’s about trees, and we like our trees green, right?  Although the Autumn season is nice as well, especially those orange colors.

The OSU Tree Tour App was distributed as part of Oregon State University’s Enterprise Distribution for iOS apps.  If you don’t know what that is, we promise one day soon we will get to writing a good description of that and sharing with the OSU community what it is all about.  So check out the app, but know there are a few specifics to use the app.  So do read the specs and requirements.

Lastly, if you download it, I want to leave you with a thought on the power of an app like this.  Take out Tree Tour, and replace it with any other set of information you want a tour around, maybe donor benches, sculpture art around campus, buildings, or just about anything else you can build a tour around.  Imagine it.

OSU Tree Tour App Screen Shot

Application Specifications

Cost: Free
Category: Tour
iOS Enterprise Released: December 3, 2010
Version: 1.0.0
1.0.0 (iOS 4.2.1 Tested)
Language: English
2.5 MB
Seller: Oregon State University Ag Communications
© Oregon State University

Pre-requisites:

Minimum Requirements: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch at iOS 4.2.1.