Call of Tāne | an app that tells stories about the bush
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An app that tells you stories about the New Zealand forests-- the only catch is that you will have to keep walking to hear new stories. So keep w… Read More
An app that tells you stories about the New Zealand forests-- the only catch is that you will have to keep walking to hear new stories. So keep walking and enjoying the bush! Read Less
Published:
A "fitness app" that tells stories of the New Zealand forest and bush.


Award:
VicLink - "Idea with the most commercial potential"
New Zealand Best Awards - Finalist

Experience design, Design research, Cultural research
UI design, UX design, Mobile app development

2013
Call of Tāne is an application that guides you through New Zealand forest when you go on a bush walk with stories and information about the bush, told from the perspective of Tāne Mahuta, the Maori god of forestry and birds.

To unlock new chapters and progress the stories, users will have to keep walking and explore new territories. The app also has navigation, map, track finding 
functionalities as a general guide for you bush walk.

Call of Tāne is our attempt at preserving and passing down Aotearoa's natural, cultural and spiritual heritage to kiwis of the mobile generation.
Icons and UI design
 
The hand-crafted style is sets Call of Tāne apart from most tramping apps. It is supposed to reflects the theme of forest and Maori culture, as well as enhance this experience of story telling.