Hopkins, Minnesota – Just in time for summer vacation, White Buffalo Solutions is pleased to announce an expanded guide to summer activities in its Minneapolis Lakes app. Within the activity section users can find information about and directions to twelve beaches, nine playgrounds, four designated bird watching areas, and four lakes to bike or walk around. App users will also find information on canoe and paddleboat rentals, worship services, concerts, and movies at the Minneapolis Lakes.

The Minneapolis Lakes app navigates the lakes by providing comprehensive information on what is available at the lakes and detailed maps pin-pointing each location. Using the built-in smartphone mapping and GPS, the app guides users to where they want to go. When users choose a location, they can immediately obtain directions.

New for this summer is a section within the Minneapolis Lakes app that allows users to search by the activity. App users can navigate to following activities: hang out at the beach, take the kids to a playground, fish from a dock, buy refreshments, watch birds, walk or bike around a lake, ride the Como-Harriet Streetcar, go on a picnic, see a concert at the bandshell, go to a movie at a lake, or rent a canoe or paddleboat.

According to Susan Metoxen, the app developer, “I wanted to create this app because the Minneapolis lakes make our city special. Whenever you fly over Minneapolis, the pristine blue water on the ground is what makes the city stand out as one of the most beautiful in the world. This app will help users learn what the lakes have to offer.”

The artwork and much of the research for the app was done by Mary Nieting, a University of Minnesota senior in the Environmental Sciences program. According to Susan Metoxen, “We conducted extensive on the ground research in order to find all of the locations we included in the app. Even though I have lived in the Twin Cities my entire life I learned so much about the Minneapolis Lakes. Kudos to the early residents of Minneapolis who established a Park and Recreation Board to preserve and protect the lakes for all of us to enjoy.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 10.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The app is free for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch until through June 20, the first day of summer. For users of Android devices, Google Play offers a free version and a $0.99 version.

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Located in Hopkins, Minnesota, White Buffalo Solutions is a family business that creates mobile apps for worldwide distribution. The company creates apps for Christian meditation and education, and local apps for the Twin Cities. Their products can be found on iTunes, Android Market, and White Buffalo Solutions online. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 White Buffalo Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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