Fort A.P. Hill launches mobile application for smart devices
April 10, 2012
Fort A.P. Hill is expanding its outreach to the Warriors it trains, employees who support them and the public through a new mobile application for Apple and Android devices.
Fort A.P. Hill's free application is now available at the Apple App Store and should be available in Android stores within two weeks. To download the app for Apple devices, visit the Apple iTunes Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fort-a.p.-hill/id514659250?mt=8
Over 90,000 Warriors came through Fort A.P. Hill's gates to hone their combat edge in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the highest throughput in the past 15 years. This increase is directly related to the conflicts around the world in recent years to include Iraq and Afghanistan.
These Warriors are often training on a range or in a maneuver area with limited access to computers; however, many of them have a smart device. The Fort A.P. Hill Public Affairs Office surveyed the Warriors to determine what types of information they'd like to receive on a smart device application. Their responses included a phone directory, information about training facilities and recreational services.
The app features include: Chow, Shopping, Post Directory, Attractions, Recreation (featuring programs of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation such as hunting, fishing and gyms on post) and Training (featuring training facilities). A calendar of events is available announcing events for the community to enjoy.
A news section features Top A.P. Hill stories via the Fort A.P. Hill website, Fort A.P. Hill blog, YouTube, Twitter feeds; and Fort A.P. Hill and Army Flickr feeds. Fort A.P. Hill can post pop-up messages to include noise advisories about upcoming training activities, prescribed burn notices, weather advisories, or other news and information. In addition, a service request module allows those on post to send requests to the Directorate of Public Works for immediate corrective action.
The features allow users the ability to find the best walking and running trails, fishing locations, and other outdoor activities. It will also help Warriors locate frequently visited locations such as fitness centers and the Downtime Zone.
The app can also be downloaded by scanning the quick response code on the smart device at http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=87ee7d661f7bcf1ee6ebce5f64b451b7605109414b9eb7a88b32143c307d1733e0c28b047b35b49c312ca443652a801e57f98de3eacb55a5f4c9970884e413dbed=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fort-a.p.-hill/id514659250?mt=8