Mobile Angels, an innovative software development company, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, has launched SKADI – a highly advanced downloadable app that creates a personalised itinerary of a ski resort. It is aimed at skiers and snowboarders looking to make the most of the mountain with their own personal guide.
A brand new app called SKADI has been launched that creates a personalised itinerary of a ski resort that’s tailored to different levels of skier or snowboarder.
SKADI (pronounced “SKAHD-ee”) is named after a giantess and goddess in Norse mythology, originally known as Skaði.
The app, which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play for free, provides both visual and audio guidance that includes all the mapped out ski runs and lifts and also helps users to find points of interest.
Users can download the app and ski resort maps on their mobile devices when they have an internet connection, then enabling off-line use of the app without a mobile or wi-fi connection once downloaded. This avoids potentially expensive download costs and ensures battery power levels remain high. Users can then choose to pay for the service on a daily, weekly or annual basis.
Maps have been specially created for each ski resort and currently the app covers all the major destinations in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland with more to come, including Whistler-Blackcomb BC, in the New Year.
SKADI CEO and Co-Founder Sergey Cymbal comments:
We’ve been developing our app for over one year now and we’re really excited to be launching it into the market. SKADI is a great tool to get accustomed to a new resort for a fraction of the cost of hiring a ski guide. Now skiers and snowboarders cab get unlimited freedom, all focused on their level of expertise. No more concerns about finding your way around the mountain, getting back to the hotel in time, finding those awkward ski lift connections or meeting the kids at the right place after ski school.
SKADI launched in December 2016 and is available on iTunes and Google Play. The English Language version is available immediately with French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish following throughout December.
The app is user friendly and convenient to use, but it also has highly complex and sophisticated technology behind it.
Technical comments from Sergey Cymbal:
We have developed unique technologies capable to prepare and treat accurate geospatial ski-resort data. The innovative computing algorithms are based on 3D embedded terrain models and some of the features include, user guidance that’s visually represented by two map-modes: our own digital drawings based on classic ski resort maps and navigation top-down view. Real-time offline audio guidance that directs the user with simple, brief and accurate voice hints. Battery friendly technology: ski all day using the app without the need to recharge the phone and our data treatment technology is 1-2 years ahead of competitor’s development.
Downloading the SKADI app online is free – users pay for the service on a daily, weekly or annual basis.
- Audio Guidance
- Ski Safari Tour
- P2P Navigation
- Augmented Reality Features
Current resort availability:
Austria – SkiWelt, Kitzbuhel, Mayrhofen, Sölden, Obertauern, Ischgl-Samnaun, Zillertal Arena, Lech-Zurs-Warth, St Anton-St Christoph-Stuben, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn, Hochfuegen-Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach
France – Grand Massif, Espace Killy, Serre Chevalier
Italy – Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Arabba, Alta Badia, Cervinia-Valtournenche, Kronplatz
Switzerland – 4 Vallées, Zermatt, Saint Moritz, Davos