Forestry Commission rolls out Forest Xplorer app to Androids

Forest Xplorer, the free app from the Forestry Commission, is now available on Android phones and includes an event finder to keep users posted on local woodlands.

Forest Xplorer in Android format - image: Forestry Commission
Forest Xplorer in Android format - image: Forestry Commission
Visitors could search for events and campaigns and download handy trail maps, said chairman Pam Warhurst. Another new feature gave forest camping and log-cabin holiday details.

"We were pleased with the success of the iPhone launch last year; it has been rated as one of the top 500 apps by The Sunday Times," she said.

Existing Forest Xplorer features include a tree identifier, photo gallery and 3D tree illustrations. Users can identify trees using bark, seed or leafs within a few clicks.

Forest Xplorer has details on the top 37 Forestry Commission sites in England and can be downloaded from iTunes store and Android Market Place or visit www.forestry.gov.uk/mobileapp

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