It was back at the end of May that Country Life launched their Great British Picnic App for the iPhone featuring more than 600 picnic spots across England, Scotland and Wales and over 30 recipes with travel details including Google maps API and satellite navigation.

Now the App has been updated with a new ‘Randomiser’ function, enabling users to choose a picnic spot at random, based on distance from your current location and ‘fun and games’ to keep even the most restless picnicker entertained.

With so many picnic spots available, it can be tricky to know where to go this summer, which is exactly why Country Life Great British Picnic App has added the ‘Randomiser’ function, allowing you to randomly search for a picnic spot. All you need to do is select a radius (within 10 miles, within 20 miles etc.) and shake the phone to have a spot randomly selected for you. If you don’t like the spot, go back and shake again until one you like the one that appears. Over 600 picnic locations have been included, so there’s no better way to explore new surroundings and find a hidden gem in your area.

As well as the useful Randomiser function, the App has traditional games such as British Bulldog and an app assisted Treasure Hunt, and Bird-spotting or Tree-finding Guides to provides hours of entertainment.

Full details of the App are:

  • Fully installed content (no need for a data connection)
  • Compatible for iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 iPad and iTouch
  • 32 x Country Life Picnic Spot ratings and associate scheme ratings
  • Search options e.g. search for a child friendly picnic spot, or romantic
  • Detailed descriptions
  • Travel details and satellite navigation
  • Search around your current location
  • Search around a location of your choice
  • Locations displayed on Google maps API
  • Map showing the location of every Farm Shop provided by National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association (FARMA)
  • Weather at chosen location
  • Links to local authorities on selected picnic spots
  • Search recipes for picnic types
  • Store your favourite spots
  • Game instructions and mini-app content