The Explorence App may not be the first attempt at encouraging more physical activity despite the modern-day obsession with virtual reality, yet it takes a stronger approach to getting both kids and adults outdoors. Through the Explorence App, people have more incentive to engage in outdoor recreational activity because it turns them into real life video games.
The Explorence App’s first game Dash!, which is currently still in its beta stage, allows users to create, participate and compete asynchronously in outdoor races at any time. By utilizing the GPS technology on their own smartphones, Explorence App users design their own courses. The true incentive, however, lies in wagering virtual currency on the race. It is this feature that will really rev up the competition.