New Smokey Bear video and mobile apps

There is some new Smokey Bear stuff out there. One is the video below, which was posted on Smokey’s YouTube page three days ago.

Also new:

Here is a screen shot of the mobile web site, which is identical in appearance to the mobile Android app.

Smokey Bear mobile site

I downloaded the Android app. It contains some good information, has a pleasing appearance, and it works fairly well, but has a couple of confusing design quirks. When you are on any page in the app, there is a large bar across the top that says “Back”. This, of course, takes you to the previous page within the app, but it remains there when you’re on the home page for the app, which looks like a secondary page. Touching it then exits the app.

The home page says “Campfire Safety”, which seems like it should be a sub-heading within the app. Four of the nine large buttons on the home page refer to campfire topics, while the other five are unrelated.

The Android Smokey Bear app is a good first effort, but needs a few tweaks. I would give it three out of five stars.

Smokey Bear mobile site QR
Scan this with a smart phone to go to Smokey's mobile site

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+