MyEllensburg Insider

New MyEllensburg Insider Mobile App Rewards Exploration of Ellensburg, WA

Ellensburg creates app to reward visitors and residents for seeking out area’s hidden treasures. READ ARTICLE > 


Phone app helps to direct customers to Think Local First businesses

Phone app helps to direct customers to Think Local First businesses

In a bid to increase its membership and drive more consumers to local retailers, Think Local First is putting power in people’s hands. The Greater Victoria, BC organization unveiled a smartphone app that enables users to see what is local and close to where they are and for businesses to market to and reward users for coming to their premises. READ MORE > 


NE Washington Insider app lets you explore locally

NE Washington Insider app lets you explore locally

"468 Insider has allowed us to easily and cost effectively create an app that makes exploring the region fun while promoting our local business community." READ MORE > 


Ritzville Insider

City of Ritzville, WA Launches Shop Local and Tourism App using 468 Insider

In conjunction with release of a new brand and marketing campaign, Ritzville WA announces Ritzville Insider to reward visitors and residents for exploring this small town’s rich heritage. READ MORE > 




The Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA) is now the exclusive provider of the 468 Insider platform in Saskatchewan to support shop local initiatives and tourism across the province. READ MORE > 


NE Washington Insider


Beyond the rewards for app users and marketing support for local businesses, the app over time will help inform TEDD about what visitors and residents find the most compelling about Northeast Washington. This data can be used to guide investment in assets that will support economic development for the region. READ MORE > 


Scenic Washington 365

Scenic Washington State 365 Introduces Mobile App to Reward Travelers for Exploring State

Scenic365, publisher of several popular Scenic Washington State 365 travel planning resources, is expanding and integrating its marketing channels to help advertisers reach more people likely to consider Washington as a travel destination. Called ScenicWA Surround Sound, the integrated offering now includes the Scenic Washington State 365 mobile app, which rewards users for exploring the state. READ MORE > 


Wine writer uses 468 INSIDER to launch app to reward visits to green wineries

Wine writer Shannon Borg used the 468 Insider platform to create The Green Vine Wine Insider as a companion app to her book, The Green Vine: A Guide to West Coast Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable Wines. The app rewards visits to wineries that grow and make wine without using chemical herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and additives. READ MORE > 


BCEDA to offer 468 insider to BC communities to support shop local programs and Tourism

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is now the exclusive provider of the 468 Insider platform across British Columbia. As a demonstration of how municipalities can utilize the platform, BCEDA has launched its own app, BCEDA Insider, which guides users to economic development offices around BC. READ MORE > 


Lopez Island students create WWI history app with international help

Students from Lopez Island Middle/High School are teaming up with counterparts in France to develop a history app. The Monuments Project app focuses on 29 service members from Washington state who died in World War I and are buried at Suresnes American Cemetery. They are working with the American Battle Monuments Commission, the government agency that operates military cemeteries inside and outside the United States. WATCH THE VIDEO > 


Students in Washington state and Paris collaborate on app to share untold stories of WWI vets

When Tim Fry and history teacher Anthony Rovente teamed up last summer to create a Washington state history app, they never imagined how far their tech platform would go. Several months later, there’s a new app being built, called the Monuments Project, which will tell the untold stories of American World War I service members. READ ARTICLE > 


The Monuments Project

American School of Paris to Use 468 Field Trip to Create WWI Monuments Project Mobile App

Students in France and Washington State collaborate to tell the untold stories of WWI service members buried in the Suresnes American Cemetery outside of Paris, France. The Monuments Project mobile app will reward users for visiting where 29 Washington State WWI service members are buried in Suresnes. READ MORE > 



It started as a simple destination tourism app for Washington chambers of commerce. But the project, now called Washington State Insider and ProjectWA, has evolved into an entirely new way to encourage and reward kids for learning about state history. READ THE ARTICLE > 



In the education category, the award winners are five students and their teacher from Lopez Island Middle School and Tim Fry for developing “Project WA: Connecting History and Place,” an innovative approach to teaching history using smartphones. The students designed and developed content for the mobile app called Washington State Insider. READ THE ARTICLE > 


Colfax Insider

City of Colfax Launches Mobile App Using 468 Insider

The Colfax Chamber of Commerce launched Colfax Insider, a smartphone app that rewards people for exploring Colfax, Washington. The more places users visit around Colfax, the more points they can earn and redeem for goods or services at rewards locations around the city. READ MORE > 


Spokesman Review

Interested In A Road Trip? New App Encourages Washington Residents To Explore Their State

Based on the 468 Insider platform, Scenic Washington's new tourism app aims to help Washington residents and visitors plan their own road trips. The app uses Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Olympia as starting points for longer trips. READ MORE > 

Scenic Washington State 365

New Scenic Washington State 365 Mobile App Launches Using 468 Insider

Scenic365, publisher of several popular Scenic Washington State 365 travel planning resources, has introduced the Scenic Washington State 365 mobile app, which rewards users for exploring the state. The app, based on the 468 Insider platform, gives Scenic Washington State the ability to incentivize tourists to visit and make purchases at businesses around the Evergreen State. READ MORE > 


St. John Explorer

St. John School Launches App Using 468 Field Trip

St. John, a K-8 Catholic School in Seattle, Washington, uses the St. John Explorer app for the classroom, organizing field trips and fundraising within the St. John Parish Community. READ THE ARTICLE > 


Clipper Magazine

Rewarding Exploration With The San Juan Islands Insider

We recently caught up with mobile tech innovator and San Juan Island local Tim Fry, to chat about his latest creation, the San Juan Insider, which is designed to make exploring these beautiful islands a bit easier. READ THE ARTICLE > 



App makes users Washington State Insiders

You might have heard about this new mobile game, in which people use smartphones to hunt down their targets. READ THE ARTICLE > 


Tri-City Herald

New App Helps Travelers Explore State, Tri-Cities

Tim Fry of 468 Communications shares details about a state history smartphone app, called Washington State Insider, that his company recently released. Fry and his family are spending two months traveling an estimated 2,000 miles using the app created with input from 8th grade students on Lopez Island. WATCH THE VIDEO > 


KHQ6 Spokane

Washington family chronicles state's history with mobile app

Call it history in your hand. A Washington family is traveling all over the Evergreen State to map out every single historic landmark. WATCH THE INTERVIEW > 


The Wake Up Show

ProjectWA Helps Kids Learn History

“One of the best history kids stories I’ve heard in a long time…”  WATCH THE INTERVIEW > 


Geek Wire

Students from tiny Lopez Island class make history with Washington state ‘insider’ app

A tiny eighth-grade history class on Lopez Island, Wash., has spent the school year learning enough about state history to create content for a mobile app, inspire a summer-long RV road trip, and potentially shape the curriculum for other students across the state. READ THE ARTICLE > 

Journal of the San Juan Islands

New San Juan Islands Insider App to Reward Exploration

The Chambers of Commerce for Lopez, Orcas and San Juan have launched a visitors app called San Juan Islands Insider. The free app, funded by a San Juan County LTAC grant and developed by 468 Communications, gives users information about points of interest and rewards them for visiting places around the San Juans.  READ THE ARTICLE >