Primal: The Awakening

BackCountry Navigator XE: Outdoor GPS on iOS & Android

A project in Camas, WA by Nathan Mellor

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No cell coverage? No worries… The easy way to navigate your outdoor adventures using your smartphone
Backers: 1556
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $74,733 of $30,000
Dates: Aug 29th -> Sep 28th (31 days)
Project By: Nathan Mellor
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Latest News

Fun Example of Overlays!

September 26th - via:
I'm excited to share the results of some prototyping. Some of you may wonder about overlays and how they can add value to your map, so this is a good illustration of what we can achieve.  This is the USGS National Map in the background. In the... (Read More)

Correction - giveaway entry link

September 22nd - via:
Some said the giveaway entry link wasn't working. Here is the corrected link.  (Read More)

One week left!

September 22nd - via:
Some things to note as we come along in the final week.  The giveaway will end Monday night and the winner will be announced.  There is still time to enter for you or a friend to win five years of XE Gold: Here are some... (Read More)

Halfway Point

September 14th - via:
We have reached the halfway point with 14 more days to go in this Kickstarter. We are happy to be at 210% of our minimum goal. Those of your friends who wish to back the project should do so as soon as possible, but definitely before 8 PM Pacific... (Read More)

Navigate the outdoors with BackCountry Navigator XE

September 13th - via:
BackCountry Navigator XE turns your Android or iPhone phone into a full-featured outdoors GPS navigation device. There's still time to back it on Kickstarter. (Read More)


September 11th - via:
Thanks to all of you, our campaign has now reached 200% of its original goal with 17 days to go! This is exciting to me because it means we have twice as many people interested in using BackCountry Navigator XE at launch next year. The more the... (Read More)

Becoming a trend?

September 7th - via:
BackCountry Navigator was mentioned in Digital Trends last week. I think they are the first press to cover us, though they may not be the last.  Here are some other Campaigns you... (Read More)

1000+ backers!

September 6th - via:
It’s been just over a week since we launched, and we’ve reached 1,000 backers! To put this in perspective, the first version of BackCountry Navigator, which was on a now nearly extinct OS called Windows Mobile, had about 1,000 customers in its... (Read More)

Maps Clarifications

August 31st - via:
 Some things we should clarify.  Yes, we will have UK OS Maps using our license key from Bing. Current BCN users are very happy with these maps.  In case it wasn't clear, we also plan to have a worldwide vector topo map so you can easily load... (Read More)


August 30th - via:
Due to our great start yesterday, this campaign has become a project that Kickstarter loves and become featured in the Technology section.  See us right at the top here: There are still some... (Read More)

Milestone met!

August 29th - via:
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