Excerpt from Island Parent - August 2014:
A New Playground Buddy
Looking for playgrounds? Wish there was an app for that? Well now there is. Playground Buddy is a free app that can help you find playgrounds anywhere you go… in the world (even Iceland).
Two Victoria parents wanted to find playgrounds in both local and unfamiliar neighbourhoods (because as parents they know sometimes you just need a platground ASAP to burn some energy!) so they build a mobile phone app that does just that.
Look for playgrounds wherever you are by simply clicking “Find Playgrounds Near Me” or by entering an address and find playgrounds near that location. If you’re travelling out of town, province or country, you can use Playground Buddy to help you keep active while away from home. Check out playground amenities (swing set, slide, bathrooms, etc) or look at a street view (where data is available) to see if the playground is suitable.
The app has over 400,000 playgrounds. If a playground does not show up, simply add it and you’ll benefit the entire Playground Buddy community. That’s good karma.
Currently available for Androids through the Google Play store. A version for iPhone users is in development.