Bar-Z In The Press

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Bar-Z has been on the forefront of GPS and mobile technology since 2005. Here is some of the news that our company and work have generated.


"For Mega-Conference Attendees, Bar-Z App Gives Local Touch" - NetNewsCheck, 2/20/2016


"Bar-Z" - Community Impact, 3/11/2015
"Southfield City Gets Its Own App" - Connected World, 2/18/2015
"Lakeway launches city's first app" - Community Impact, 2/11/2015
"City of Southfield launches new SPOTSouthfield app developed by Bar-Z" - Press Release, 1/29/2015
"City of Lakeway App" - KLBJ Radio Story, 1/20/2015
"City of Lakeway Launches First Mobile App" - Press Release, 1/20/2015
"Lake Charles Historic Tour App" - Louisiana Travel, 1/15/2015



"Media companies experience growth in sports mobile app market" - Press Release, 12/31/2014
"Ames Tribune Launches My Ames App in Partnership with Organizations Across Community" - Press Release, 12/31/2014
"New app: 30-minute to 1-hour tours of Lake Charles" - Washington Times, 12/30/2014
"Casino pair make for one great party weekend in Lake Charles" - Houston Chronicle, 12/16/2014
"Hondo Chamber of Commerce Reaches Out to Visitors with Mobile Solution" - Press Release, 11/26/2014
"Bar-Z Extends Mobile App Development Services to Municipalities to Support City Goals" - Press Release, 11/20/2014
"Bar-Z Honored as a Member of 2014 LSU 100" - Press Release, 11/11/2014
"Fredericksburg Publishing Launches 'GoFred'" - NetNewsCheck, 10/31/2014
"'GoFred' App Launched by Fredericksburg Publishing Company" - Press Release, 10/29/2014
"Bar-Z Launches New Mobile Loyalty Card Platform" - Press Release, 9/30/2014
"Group Adventures, With a Sense of Play" - New York Times, 8/29/2014
"New Hollywood Visitors Guide Mobile App Offers an Inside Guide to the Iconic Hollywood Entertainment District" - Press Release, 8/29/2014
"Cayuga Media Group diversifies its digital portfolio with new Finger Lakes GO & DO app" - Newspaper Association of America Blog, 8/8/2014
"Cayuga Media Group Diversifies Its Digital Portfolio With New Finger Lakes GO & DO App" - Press Release, 8/5/2014
"Local Bars Offer Discounts for Downloading Free App" - Asbury Park Press, 7/18/2014
"Creative Web Interview with Lee Little and Sunny Smith of Bar-Z" - SearchRPM, 7/1/2014
"Bar-Z Expands Services with Metro Publisher API Integration"- Press Release, 6/30/2014
"Pinehurst Fan Insider Mobile App Guides U.S Open Championship Attendees" - Press Release, 6/10/2014
"Eat, Play, Stay" - Editor & Publisher, 6/3/2014
"Jersey Shore's Hometown Newspaper for over a Century Launches New Smartphone App Guide to the Iconic Destination" - Press Release, 5/31/2014
"Orange City Iowa Launches New Bar-Z Mobile App to Promote the City & Serve Citizens" - Press Release, 5/29/2014
"BarZ Adventures founder answers Picayune’s personal profile questions" - The Statesman, 5/14/2014
"Bar-Z Helps Religious Institutions Share the Good News on Mobile" - Press Release, 4/30/2014
"'Bollywood Oscars' in Tampa: There's an App for That" - Press Release, 4/22/2014
"New Mexico Wine Trails App Brings Mobile Technology to the Oldest Wine Producing Region in the County" - Press Release, 3/31/2014
"After 25 Years of Print Coupons, Ad Pages Goes Mobile" - Press Release, 3/31/2014
"Bar-Z Partners with Western Communications to Develop Mobile Tourism Apps" - Virtual Strategy Magazine, 2/25/2014
"Bar-Z Mobile App Passport Programs Drive Business and Build Loyalty" - eGlobal Travel Media, 2/22/2014
"University of Mount Olive Launches Mobile Tour App to Showcase the School Virtually"- University Business Magazine, 1/23/2014
"Apps to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. & Diversity" - Teachers with Apps, 1/20/2014



"Looking for dining, shopping perks? Try this new app" - Hutchison News, 11/23/2013
"The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Announces Launch of App, “Inside Louisiana Industry” - Press Release, 11/1/2013
"New app for mobile devices focuses on Texas wineries" - Your Houston News, 10/9/2013
"Halifax County CVB Launches Mobile App to Educate Visitors Like Never Before" - Press Release, 9/20/2013
"Explore Lufkin"- CNET,, 8/2/2013
"Explore Lufkin app now available to download-for free-to iOS, Android"- The Lufkin News, 8/1/2013
"Bar-Z Honored as Member of 2013 LSU 100" - Press Release, 4/26/2013
"Gray TV Projects $5M In Moms Everyday Rev"- NetNewsCheck, 2/18/2013



"Travel Kentucky App Sparks Revenue Blaze"- NetNewsCheck, 3/27/2012
"In Greenville, Television Sites Lead Online"- NetNewsCheck, 7/26/2012



"Peoria Unveils Free Smartphone App for Visitors" - Press Release, 12/28/2011
"Happy Trails: K-State professor Travels the Midwest to Document its Beauty, Creates GPS Tours for Cheyenne Bottoms"- K-State News and Editorial Services, 10/3/2011
"High Tech App for Stone Age State Park"- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department News Release, 9/27/2011
"Smoky Mountain Host to Launch Mobile Tour 'App'"- Macon County News, 5/12/2011
"Creole Nature Trail Launches Free GPS Multimedia Tour and Smartphone App for Visitors" - Press Release, 5/7/2011
"Wetlands Navigation"- Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2011
"Go Explore Canada Named One of the Best Canadian Smartphone Apps"- TMC News, 1/27/2011
"Apps are where it’s at for Tourism and Much More!"-, 1/26/2011
"Colleges Revamp Campus Tours"- Ventura County Star, 1/7/2011



"Top 10 College Tours in the U.S."- Accredited Colleges Online, 12/15/2010
"GPS Adventure Guides are set for ipad and ipod, iphone, for Eco-Tourism"- EcoAdventure Travel Blog, 11/5/2010
"Pasadena CVB Unveils Free Smartphone App for Visitors Using BarZ Technology"- Austin Tech Geeks, 9/16/2010
"Pasadena CVB Unveils Free Smartphone App"- TravelPulse, 9/16/2010
"Canada's biggest travel app for smartPhones has just been released by a production company with deep roots in film and television production"- FOX business News, 7/19/2010
"BarZ Adventures"- Attractions Management, 7/19/2010
"Cal Poly Admission News"- The Examiner, 6/10/2010
"Ranger Quest by BarZ Adventures"-, 3/25/2010



"Great Bend CVB Launches Multimedia Tour Inviting Visitors to Experience Cheyenne Bottoms & the Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway Like Never Before" - Press Release, 11/23/2009
"Poplar Forest goes digital"- The News & Advance, 9/23/2009
"Deaf Friendly Cities in the U.S." Online Report - Deaf411, Summer 2009
"Playing Spy in Washington, D.C."- FUNWORLD, September 2009
"Enrollment Technologies Attract Students"- College Planning & Management, August 2009
"BarZ Adventures Announces Mobile Media Engine for iPhones"- InterpTech, 7/27/2009
"Local Entrepreneur Jeff Tabor Partners with St. Augustine Pedicab"- St. Aug News, 7/15/2009
"Washington DC: Spy in the City - A New Interactive Game Ideal for Families"- Family Travel Files, 7/8/2009
"Happy Trails with a Handy Guide"- Washington Post, 7/8/2009
"Innovative student project creates GPS video tour of Powell"- Powell Tribune, 7/25/2009
"DC visitors pioneer Spy Museum's gaming strategy"- Associated Press, 7/23/2009
"Railroad tourists can tune in to sites thanks to GPS"- Akron Beacon Journal, 6/8/2009
"Texas Getaway Briefs: Stockyards offer tour device"- NewsOK, 6/7/2009
"Jumping on Board: Train travel picking up steam across the country"- Group Travel Planet, May 2009
"Malls harnessed for video games"- SCTWeek, 5/29/2009
"10 Things National Parks Won't Tell You"- SmartMoney, 5/22/2009
"Ranger Quest by BarZ Adventures" - ParkWorld, April 2009
"GPS Technology Supports Adaptive Recreation in Our National Parks"- Disaboom, April 2009
"GPS units and travelling: get lost without getting lost"- The Sun-Herald, 3/1/2009
"A Techy Tour: A new spin on the campus visit"- CURRENTS, February 2009
"Fort Worth Stockyards Introduces High-Tech Tours"- Leisure Group Travel, 2/11/09
"Fort Worth Stockyards Get High-Tech Tours"- NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, 2/3/2009
"Fort Worth Stockyards unveil GPS tour guide"- Dallas Morning News, 2/1/2009
"Device gives virtual glimpse of Poly"- Mustang Daily, 1/28/2009
"Making Travel Accessible for the Disabled"- Assistive Technology, 1/22/2009



"New for '09: GPS tour guides"- CNNMoney, 12/30/2008
"For the Disabled, More Power for Play"- BusinessWeek, 12/23/2008
"Virtual Tour Guide"- Fortune Small Business, December 2008/January 2009
"Focus on New Media: GPS Ranger Incorporate Accessibility Features"- HFC on Media, November/December 2008
"Black Friday Specials at the Independence Visitor Center"-, 11/13/2008
"The Dallas Zoo in Dallas, Texas"- UpTake Attractions Blog, 11/10/2008
"Revolutionary GPS Ghostly Guided Walking Tours in Historic St. Augustine"- The Student Operated Press, 10/27/2008
"Jeff Tabor and the GPS Guided Paranormal Ghost Walking Tour Experiences"- American Perspective (News Blaze), 10/27/2008
"Shenandoah park making personal connections"- The Free Lance-Star, 10/7/2008
"The GPS Ranger: Is One in the Hand Worth It?"- HFC on Media, September/October 2008
"National Park Uses GPS Rangers"- Rocky Mountain Tracking: Real Time Tracking System News, 9/26/2008
"Santa Barbara Zoo Launches New Zoo Ranger Tour"- Santa Ynez Valley Journal, 9/18/2008
"Smarter Edge - GPS Ranger"-, 9/16/2008
"Cal Poly only university in nation to use GPS Ranger for guided tours"- KSBY-TV / MSNBC, 9/11/2008
"Austin-Tacious! Dennis Visits the Texas Capital (Part 2)"- Out Traveler GPS, 9/11/2008
"New Hand-Held Tour Puts Zoo's Animals at Visitors Finger Tips"- Noozhawk, 9/11/2008
"Santa Barbara Zoo Visitor Can Now Tour With A Zoo Ranger"- Zoo and Aquarium Visitor, 9/4/2008
"Electronic gizmos planned for race shop tours, Dale Trail"- Independent Tribune, 8/28/2008
"GPS and the National Park System"- Linda's Backroad Musings, 8/25/2008
"Another Look at Those GPS Rangers in the National Parks"- National Parks Traveler, 8/22/2008
"AudioConexus: GPS-triggered sightseeing tours"- GPS Business News, 8/20/2008
"Phildelphia Multimedia Tour"- Jetsettersblog, 8/15/2008
"Shenandoah National Park Multimedia Tour"- Jetsettersblog, 8/15/2008
"Extraordinary variety and surprising options characterize ship shore excursions offered by CLIA Cruise Lines"- Travel Daily News, 8/13/2008
"GPS units for trails available to Shenandoah National Park visitors"- Northern Virginia Daily, 7/28/2008
"'Ben Franklin' Leads Visitors on Interactive GPS Ranger Tours of Independence National Historical Park"-, 7/23/2008
"Philadelphia's Independence Visitor Center Launches Multimedia Tour Detailing the Sites and History of America's Birthplace"- Travel Video News, 7/22/2008
"Past as Prologue: Gadget Gives Historic Guided Tours to Deaf"- The Bulletin, 7/21/2008
"Shenandoah National Park Launches Multimedia Tour Inviting Visitors to Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains Like Never Before"- Travel Video News, 7/17/2008
"Den Shenandoah National Park auf der Reisen nach North und South Carolina einmal anders erleben"- (German) openPR, 7/16/2008
"Deaf history buffs get Philly GPS video tours"- Deaf Times, 7/15/2008
"Deaf history buffs get Philly GPS video tours"-, 7/14/2008
"Deaf history buffs get Philly GPS video tours"- Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/13/2008
"Deaf history buffs get Philly GPS video tours"- York Daily Record, 7/13/2008
"Deaf history buffs get Philly GPS video tours"- Examiner, 7/13/2008
"Philadelphia Offers New High-Tech, Self-Guided Tour"- Travel Babel, 7/12/2008
"Philly bound? The DL on the GPS"- Courier Post, 6/30/2008
"Interpretation in the Digital Age"- HFC on Media, May/June 2008
"A HI-TECH Tour of Austin"- Austin Wide Open, Summer 2008, p. 10
"OKC Zoo introduces handheld tour device"- The Journal Record, 5/13/2008
"The Oklahoma City Zoo Introduces Interactive Video GPS-Guided Zoo Tour"- The Online Geocacher, 5/8/2008
"Oklahoma City Zoo Introduces BarZ's Interactive Video Zoo Tour"- Zoo and Aquarium Visitor, 5/8/2008
"OKC Zoo Debuts Zoo Ranger GPS Tours"- Topix;, 5/7/2008
"Texas tour gets technical guide"- Birmingham Mail, 4/30/2008
"GPS Ranger"- National Center on Accessibility, 4/23/2008
"Key West Florida is First Cruise Port to Offer BarZ Adventures' GPS Ranger Multimedia Tours for Shore Excursions"- News Blaze, 4/23/2008
"BarZ Adventures GPS Walking Tours of Austin"- Jetsettersblog, 4/11/2008
"BarZ Adventures Debuts GPS Walking Tours of Austin"- Modern Agent, 3/27/2008
"Guides for Handicapped People"- Locative Media, 3/25/2008
"GPS Ranger lends navigation assistance to hearing impaired travelers"- Gadgetell, 3/22/2008
"GPS Ranger Now Has Sign Language Capabilities"- TechFresh, 3/22/2008
"GPS Ranger: GPS/Multimedia Touring Device for the Hearing Impaired"- GPSObsessed, 3/21/2008
"GPS Ranger now with sign language"- Navigadget, 3/21/2008
"GPS device adds sign language to virtual tours"- Crave, 3/21/2008
"GPS Ranger does Sign Language"- Ubergizmo, 3/21/2008
"GPS Ranger does Sign Language"- Gadgets Connect, 3/21/2008
"Austin Offering GPS and Sign Language Tours"- Texas Tripper, 3/17/2008
"GPS Ranger Invites Visitors to Tour Austin Using Cutting-Edge Technology"- Texas Tourism, 3/11/2008



"Charming ranger for GPS tours"- Locative Media, 11/26/2007
"Your personal park ranger"- Family Travel, 11/5/2007
"Handheld device plays tour guide for those who go their own way"- Austin American Statesman, 11/1/2007
"BarZ and u-blox introduce multimedia GPS tour guide"- Electronic Product News, 9/25/2007
"GPS Ranger in Death Valley"- Navigadget, 9/20/2007
"New technology reshaping zoo exhibits in Texas and San Francisco"- Los Angeles Times, 9/19/2007
"BarZ and u-blox Introduce Revolutionary Multimedia GPS Tour Guide"- The Auto Channel, 9/19/2007
"BarZ and u-blox offer multimedia GPS tour guides"- GeoConnexion, 9/19/2007
"BarZ Adventures shows edifying GPS Ranger"- Insta GPS, 4/24/2007



"BarZ Adventures Releases GPS Ranger"- Review Zine, 10/10/2006
"GPS Ranger and The Zoo Ranger"- Hacking GPS, 10/10/2006
"Geo-tagging is cool, but Geo-casting with GPS Ranger is cooler"- jkOnTheRun, 10/9/2006
"BarZ Adventures unveils educational GPS Ranger"- Engadget, 10/9/2006
"GPS Device for Tours and Zoos"- Navigadget, 10/9/2006
"GPS Ranger Series Technology Invites Visitors to Go...Explore...Discover"- News Blaze, 9/25/2006