Welcome to Mobile Ranger! We make apps that tell you stories about what you see right in front of you. We want to show how natural history and human history combine to shape the way the landscape looks today. It is like taking a knowledgeable and fun park ranger with you! We hope these one-of-a-kind tours will help you connect to a place — instead of just visiting it.
Currently we have one app available for iPhone/iPod, and iPad about Santa Cruz, California: Mobile Ranger — Santa Cruz. It contains two tours and is packed with high-quality content and completely ad-free.
The app costs $4.99
This 28-stop tour along West Cliff Drive and the Municipal Wharf is best done on foot. You will learn about a diverse array of things: the wave motor of the 1890's, the "toilet bowl" formations lurking within the local rocks, the story of why Lighthouse Field is still a park and not a beach front shopping mall, and if Santa Cruz is the true “Surf City, USA!”Screen Shots of Mobile Ranger Santa Cruz
This 5-stop tour of the North Coast, from Long Marine Laboratory to the Davenport Cement Plant, is a driving tour — though you will want to get out of your car and spend time at each stop. You will find out how the local rocks control much of what the coast looks like, how railroad barons stole the ocean view, and how the "Cement King" built Davenport and then lost it all.Screen Shots of Mobile Ranger Santa Cruz
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