Improved navigation, added features and larger font are all upgrades based upon recent user feedback. It is now possible to tap back to main menu items without exiting the app and most of the phone numbers and email addresses are tappable to save time and effort. We hope these changes and others makes the user interface more enjoyable and relevant.
One of the most important new features on the app is the Geo Moby button. Here's why. It is very important to turn off the location services for Moab Local Guide app while the user is not in Moab, Utah. You can do this by going to your settings menu on the home screen of your device, find "privacy" and from that menu look for "location services". Tap that button and it will show all the apps that are activly running location services. Scroll down to Moab Local Guide and slide the green button until it turns gray or white (depending on your device model). This action will save your battery while not using the app in its full capacity.
When a user is in the Moab area or planning a visit, it is highly desirable to turn the location services back on by doing the reverse order of the instructions contained in the last paragraph. Location services allows the app to track your position so you can use the map functions inside the app and you will be notified of local offers as soon as you're near a participating businesses. For example, if you were within 30 meters or close to 100 feet of a Moab Pub, you might get a notification reading; "two for one burger night, see details!" This is just one of the many offers that are planned for the user's convenience and enjoyment.
The image below is a screen shot of the GeoMoby service page. Say you're in Moab and you turn your location services back on while you're on Main Street, Moab, Utah. Next, you want to tap the GeoMoby button from the main menu of your app and then tap the black "Start Service" button as pictured below. This action will initiate a location data search for participating businesses that are near you. The distances are going to be set fairly close to each participating business so users will not get a barrage of messages to sort through.
Once the user retrieves the message, there will be a call to action to claim the Moab Local Deal. Once the message is read, it won't keep popping every minute. Take the message to the business and claim the discount or special offer! When you leave Moab, stop the service and remember to turn your location services off again.
We, at Rogue Wave Productions, l.l.c. respect your privacy and want you to be in charge of your messaging. We also want you to enjoy special offers that Moab businesses want to offer you through your app. We thank you so much for all the downloads and wonderful feedback.