Loch Leven Heritage Trail app

An app for a trail around Loch Leven, with location sensitive content and lively text.

Developed by a community-based footpath group, the trail around Scotland’s largest lowland loch visits local beauty spots, atmospheric historic sites, and popular bird hides. The app is a family-friendly guide around the trail. It offers interesting stories about places along the route as well as practical information about transport, toilets and places to eat.

I worked with Aaron Lawton Associates to plan the app’s functionality, and then wrote all the content. We were keen that the app should use the potential of smartphones to the full, and provide a rich complement to visitors’ experience rather than being simply a pocket encyclopedia. Our original specification included location-based games to encourage visitors to explore the entire trail and the capacity for the organisations involved in managing the loch to add topical news items.