Arookoo is a free iPhone app that combines location check-in, social gaming and walking.

Arookoo: Walk+Game (iTunes App Store)

It uses the iPhone’s accelerometer and GPS to measure your steps and track your position. A lot of apps do that, of course. Arookoo then adds the elements of rewards for adding step counts, scavenger huts and team challenges. Points and badges are awarded for activities. Stars on the GPS Map can be collected by coming within 60 yards of the landmark.

The Arookoo app also has a website component that lets you check your recent activity and compare against you community. So, get out your walking shoes, grab your iPhone with this app installed and get walking this summer.

A $2.99 in-app purchas adds information such as calories burned and distanced walked to the app.


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