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    Kerry Gallivan demonstrates his Chimani app while standing atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Chimani, launched in 2010, is developing a series of free mobile apps for national parks and other outdoor attractions that combine the benefits of a map, guide book and activity planner into one digital package.

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    The first app Chimani developed is for Acadia National Park. It shows users where to go for hiking, bicycling, camping, boating, swimming, horseback riding, fishing and other activities.

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    Denise and Tom Carbary of New Haven, Mich., review a map of Acadia National Park at park headquarters in Hulls Cove on Mount Desert Island. Kerry Gallivan, creator of the Chimani app, hopes travelers to national parks will download his app and do planning at home before their trips.

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    Visitors to Cadillac Mountain take in the view of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The Chimani app advises users of the best times to visit each spot in the park, based on factors such as tides and position of the sun.

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    Visitors to Cadillac Mountain take in the view of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

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