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We’ve done it again! Starting right now, the newest version of our iPad and iPhone app is available in the App Store.
In 2011, we were the first magazine to bring you all our great content right to your phone and tablet, and with our January issue, we’re taking it a step further.
The new app has more interactive features, photos and sounds than before, and is custom-built by our team of in-house designers. It’s a true native app, which means you get all our content right on your tablet or phone. Think of it like upgrading from a reliable Ford F-250 to a shiny new King Ranch Super Duty.
Download it now for your iPad or iPhone.
We’ve just released a new app designed to help landscape contractors and lawn care operators better benchmark their companies against their competition.
The Benchmarking Your Business Report and the companion app, both sponsored exclusively by Exmark, draw on extensive data Lawn & Landscape collected throughout the year from its national readership. Taken together, the report and app give contractors powerful tools to guide their business and plan for 2013.
The web app, an extension of the 2012 Benchmarking Your Business Report published in November, allows contractors to quickly see where they stack up against their regional and national colleagues when it comes to purchasing, rates of pay, revenue and overall scale of business.
You can access the app via any web-enabled device – your laptop, tablet or phone – at bit.ly/benchmarkapp.
Here’s our weekly collection of fun stuff from the internet. Enjoy!
- The longest-serving employee at the Morton Arboretum also lives there. (via @ChicagoTreeMD)
- Rutgers launches rain barrels designed by local artists.
- Roanne Miller on why local green industry businesses are better for their communities.
- A great round-up of landscaper-friendly apps from @JShilan.
- Eye candy: 55 photos of Frank Mariani’s personal gardens.
- Above: A new video from the ASLA on how urban agriculture can be adapted to small spaces in cities.
In Candide, Voltaire counseled us to cultivate our own garden. He meant that we had to pursue physical labor, but also that we must constantly seek out new experiences and information to keep ourselves mentally fit.
In an effort to help more people do that, our parent company, GIE Media, has just announced the release of its first-ever consumer app, A Garden Life.
AGL is the brainchild of our founder and chairman, Richard Foster. He spells out the mission like this:
To create a community of consumers with shared values and interests in lifestyle subject areas such as healthy living, that includes growing and preparing clean food, contributing to community, exploring travel and adventure, art and literature, as well as having a passion for diverse aspects of nature and gardening.
We’ll publish six issues of A Garden Life this year, exclusively via iOS and Android tablets and online.
(And, if in addition to running a landscape business you also like to write about gardening, send a few pitches to AGL editor Heather Tunstall.)
Here’s our weekly digest of fun links from around the web. Hope you like them!
- An edible urban forest is planned for Seattle.
- You can help shape the next version of LEED. (via @waterguru2)
- Nearly half of Americans now own smartphones. More than 60% of people with household income of more than $75,000 do.
- On sick days and dedication. (via @martygrunder)
- A new app to track your water footprint.
- Woman smoking meth burns down Florida’s oldest tree.
- Above: A record player that makes music from trees.
We’ve just launched a new GIE Media horticulture news app for iPhones and iPads that will channel breaking news, industry updates, great new feature stories, the latest products and the hottest videos from our market and all of the other ornamental and turf markets we serve into one place.
It’s the first of its kind in the industry, and a great way to stay on top of the tremendous amount of news we’re covering every day.
If you have a iPhone or iPad and you want to stay connected, download it now. Look for the Droid version soon.
Warning: This is a bit of shameless self-promotion.
When I first got my iPad, I felt like I’d been visited by the ghost of Christmas future. Not only was it shiny and new – it made a lot of the things I read and write a lot easier and more interesting.
If you haven’t already, please check out the Lawn & Landscape app. It works for Apple devices and brings our print edition content together with our breaking news feeds so you have all the best industry news all the time.
And my favorite part? It’s all free.
Thousands of landscapers have already downloaded it. You can find it here.