Zoo Boise Mobile App - COMING SOON - bringing the technology at our fingertips to Zoo Boise.
Located at the heart of downtown, Zoo Boise brings a sense of culture and community to the Treasure Valley that cannot be matched. This iconic must-see attraction has been a part of the Boise experience since 1916. It is the mission of Zoo Boise to connect its visitors with animals to inspire and involve their community in the conservation of wildlife worldwide.
THE MISSION: In the coming months, Zoo Boise, with the help of a team of George Fox University MBA students, will be launching a fully interactive mobile application. “We envision this app as a way for visitors to be fully immersed in the Zoo experience and a one-stop shop to answer any questions,” says Zoo Coordinator, Liz Littman.
THE PEOPLE: George Fox University’s Boise Center was established in 1995. GFU’s MBA program requires that students participate in a year-long consulting project with a local non-profit organization. A group of four GFU MBA students; Nick Yates, Shavonna Case, Nicole Kent, and Ryan Howe, approached Zoo Boise with a proposal for enhancing the Zoo visitors’ experience.
THE PROJECT: The mobile application will include many features and functions that will enhance the Zoo visitors’ overall experience. The interactive app will include Zoo maps, a calendar of events, animal facts, social media integration, and general Zoo information. Replacing printed maps, this GREEN INITIATIVE, will not only help visitors navigate through the zoo, it will help make sure no attraction goes unseen.
The application will allow visitors to easily find direct routes to animal locations, food, first aid, restrooms, and exits. Another key feature of the app will be notifications of upcoming events, daily zoo keeper talks, and animal feedings. And since wildlife conservation is always at the forefront of the Zoo Boise’s efforts, the application will include information on current conservation efforts and ways the community can participate in those efforts.
THE PUBLIC: Be part of this exciting change for Zoo Boise and the Treasure Valley! Please help us make this much needed informational app a reality by making a generous donation today! All funds collected through this campaign will be used to support this project. We have set a goal of $5,500.00, however we hope the generousity of Boiseans will once again shine through and greatly overshadow that number. Our hope is to not only fund the initial development and launch efforts, but leave Zoo Boise with enough money to sustain the application in 2014 and many years to come.
If you have any questions about the project or want to know how you can get involved with this effort, please feel free to contact the George Fox MBA team at firstname.lastname@example.org.