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.


"Apps aims to promote Deer Park businesses"  - Houston Chronicle, 3/6/2017


"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