Taiwan is rich in mountain forest resources. There are as many as 268 mountains with an altitude of more than 3,000 meters. There are about 5 million mountaineers every year. Many people even regard climbing Jade Mountain as a lifelong dream.
According to the statistics of the National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior, in 2013, among the accident rescue cases in the mountains, lost road accidents and lost contact accidents accounted for 61.6%. From the above data, it can be seen that the lost road and lost contact are the most serious accidents in mountain accidents. frequently occurring events.
As a mountaineering qualification for more than 30 years, seeing this phenomenon, I thought of using my expertise to develop an APP that provides tracking and track record functions through the built-in GPS of the smartphone, which not only facilitates activity recording, but also contributes to activity safety. , to avoid getting lost in the forest.
In addition to making calls, sending text messages, surfing the Internet or playing games, the mobile phone can also be my GPS, so there is no need to spend extra money to buy a GPS navigator that costs tens of thousands of dollars.
After half a year of development, the first version of Green Tracks for Android was officially launched on Google Play in August 2014.
In addition to recommending Green Tracks to mountain climbing friends, the developer also wrote a blog and set up an application page on Facebook to slowly promote Green Tracks through personal power. Over the past few years, users’ suggestions have continued, the functions of Green Tracks have been continuously improved and optimized, and users have also become promoters of Green Tracks.