July 28, 2015
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office offers a new app for Apple devices and Android devices.
Visit http://www.osceolasheriff.org/ and click on Links for information about wanted persons, unsolved homicides and sex offenders.
Also find links to school resource officers, news releases and human resources.
July 31, 2013
From a look at what’s hot at Florida resorts, museums and aquariums to a foodie’s guide to the Florida Keys, find tips, travel guides and more in the second issue of “Explore Florida.”
Explore Florida is your go-to resource for Florida travel news, information and tips. From the panhandle to the theme parks of Central Florida to the beaches and nightlife of South Florida, we’ve got you covered. Brought to you by the award-winning staffs of the Orlando Sentinel and (Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel.
It’s Free in the App Store or at OrlandoSentinel.com/Exploreflorida
February 13, 2013
~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service has developed a free smartphone app – the Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger® app – available for download today. It includes information on the state’s 171 parks, trails and historic sites, with details about campgrounds, amenities, facility maps, directions and more.
In honor of the new app, Florida’s state parks will also offer free entry to state parks on Monday, Feb. 18, to any visitor who shows the app download on his or her smartphone. (Exception: Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in St. Petersburg.)
The app allows visitors to plan an outdoor trip by searching for a park by GPS location.
Once inside the state park, GPS and GIS mapping technology allow visitors to track and record trails, mark waypoints and locate friends within the park. An option to cache GPS maps in advance allows navigation in areas without mobile reception.
• Educational information, amenities, maps and directions.
• Real-time calendar of events.
• News, advisories and weather alerts.
• Social networking and photo sharing.
• Potentially life-saving alert feature.
• Advanced GPS mapping features.
• Record trail distance and time elapsed.
• Recall, post or share saved data.
• Friend finder.
• Built-in compass.
The new app works in iPhones and Android devices. For more information, visit the Pocket Ranger website.