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What's been going on at Forge - January 2022

Updated: Feb 11

Happy New Year to our followers, friends and fans! We wish you all a successful 2022 and hope the year's journey includes many a beautiful trail and peak and hope you make Forge a part of it! Here is the latest news from Forge.


New map in the Drakensberg

As our Christmas gift to you, we released our 38th map on the platform, Cathedral Peak. The Cathedral Peak/Mlambonja area of the Drakensberg is arguably one of the most scenic areas in the country. Numerous peaks tower over crystal clear streams, forests and an extensive trail network. It can be explored from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife's Didima Camp or Cathedral Peak Hotel.


Cathedral Peak is one of SA's best big mountain hiking areas.
If you haven't been to Cathedral Peak yet, the question is how soon are you planning to go?

Engaging Instagram Competition with top SA brands

We partnered with current app sponsor HI-TEC SA and Devil's Peak Brewing Company (Pty) Ltd in the Live Your Local Instagram competition. Thanks to all of those who took part and congrats to the eventual winner.

Hiking boot featuring in a competition post.

Map and App updates

We are finalising some really neat design tweaks to the maps that will hopefully assist with visualisation and usability which will be released soon. In the meantime, we've released a minor update to the Forge mobile app - making Table Mountain route maps more accessible and squishing bugs that interfered with making calls directly from the maps.


Other exciting projects

We have been continuing to work on the exciting geology app prototype with Geological Society of South Africa's Western Cape branch which was showcased to stakeholders in mid-December. The app will be released this year so keep an eye out for that.


In partnership with Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, we will soon be putting up some posters around their reserves and parks. These posters will have a QR code on them, enabling new users to download the app on the spot.

 

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