Ball State students write app offering tours of state parks

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Students at Ball State University have created a free smartphone app that will let visitors create their own tours of Indiana State Parks.

The new app will give visitors custom driving or walking tours of 23 state parks. It gives directions to historic sites and offers historic photos that can be compared to contemporary photos. The app is called “The Indiana State Parks History Tour.”

App users can investigate state parks on their own or they can wander through a park and receive an alert from the app when they come upon an historic site.

A Ball State history professor oversaw the project and Ball State music composition students wrote the app’s background music. Work on the app started in the summer of 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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