Saturday 20 July 2013

Smartphone Apps for Boaters (6)

The smartphone revolution continues and there are now applications to provide information to make your cruise more enjoyable. Ever wondered what that creepy crawly was that joined you in bed last night? Now you can have a reference book at your fingertip that will let you check out what it was.

In a slight change to finding free apps, this time its a smartphone application that you will have to purchase if you want to use. This app gets a rare Rose of Arden 5 Stars award. It is one app that I would recommend you to buy. It costs £6.99

Collins British Wildlife is one such Android smartphone application. 
(This Application is NOT FREE)

The Collins British Wildlife Photoguide is an interactive version of the popular Collins Complete British Wildlife Photoguide. This easy-to-use guide features more than 1500 species most likely to be encountered (with photo images and text descriptions). It also describes some unusual species that are striking and therefore likely to attract attention.

Please note that an additional download of 24MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.

Over 1500 images. Swipe to move to the next or previous species. One-tap enlargement of images with extended zoom functionality. The ability to compare any two species side-by-side on a single screen. Real-time search. A basic personal species list that stores your sightings saved to the device (ability to upload list coming soon)

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Butterflies, Moths, Insects, Spiders, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Trees, Shrubs, Wild Flowers, Grasses, Rushes, Sedges, Lower Plants and Fungi.

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