Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Girl Scouts Launch App Celebrating State Fair of Texas

The Dallas Business Journal reports that The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas has launched a mobile app that guides users on an interactive experience through the State Fair of Texas.

The app, called BIG TEXpedition, launched today, two weeks before the start of the state fair, which runs from from Sept. 28 through Oct. 21. The app celebrates Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary.

Girl Scouts and all fairgoers can download the free, interactive app that takes participants through the fair by using riddles, clues, GPS, trivia, the phone’s camera, social media and more. As app users enter the various fair locations, they will be challenged with age-appropriate questions relating to the Girl Scouts and the state fair. After completing the expedition, participants will receive a completion screen directing them to meet up with Girl Scout representatives in the historic Hall of State to receive a patch for completing the BIG TEXpedition.

“We want Girl Scouts and alumnae from across the country to come, celebrate the 100th anniversary and enjoy the State Fair of Texas with us," said Colleen Walker, CEO for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.

The “BIG TEXpedition” app will also have a built-in QR code scanner for use when exploring the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Experience in the Hall of State by providing supplementary audio, video and photos.

The mobile app, developed by SpeakCreative, will have English and Spanish language support and will be available for iPhone and Android devices.