Developer of free national park app raising money

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Posted: Oct 23, 2015 10:15 AM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that develops free mobile apps for national parks says it's raising more money.

Chimani co-founder Kerry Gallivan came up with the idea of digital park guides after finding that his smartphone was useless because of lack of connectivity while camping in Acadia National Park. Chimani designed its apps to function in areas with no phone or data connectivity.

This is the second round of funding for the company, which raised $500,000 earlier this year.

The Portland-based company said the additional $745,000 includes money from Maine Venture Fund, Maine Technology Institute, Maine Angels and individuals including Facebook alum Steve King.