WWF Free Rivers puts an entire landscape in your hands. Through this immersive, augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and how their homes depend on those flows. Dam the river to see what happens, and then try different options for sustainable development that keeps the river healthy and flowing. Collect stories of people and animals along the way!

• In-depth, educational storytelling experience for environmental science
• Stunning, animated, augmented reality model users can interact with and learn from
• Five distinct habitats based on real places: the Himalayan mountains, tropical jungles, African savannah, South American grasslands, and Southeast Asian deltas.
• Opportunity to get involved and help protect rivers, and the people and wildlife that depend on them
• An augmented reality map of the world’s rivers—and some of the biggest threats and opportunities they face.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

This version includes
• An augmented reality map of the world’s rivers—and some of the biggest threats and opportunities they face.
• Additional bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
108 Ratings
108 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Visualize and interact with the water cycle like never before. 🏔🌧 🌊

Davethanman ,

Font too small

I like the idea. The AR concept is neat. But the font is too small. I couldn’t complete the experience due to the font size in the information bubbles.

ObeyTheFist ,

Augmented something, but not reality

If augmented reality is just placing an object into space so you can see what’s behind it, this app does it very well. Sit on your couch and listen to the narrator and tap on the predefined interaction zones and it’s almost like you’re really in your grandma’s living room while she reads the encyclopedia entry on ecology to you and holds the book up so you can see the pictures.

Seriously though, if the “table” lands where you didn’t intend you are forced to sit through the narrative before the menu that allows you to reposition it is enabled. And even after you reposition it it only stays where it is if you don’t move around at all. It doesn’t seem to anchor itself to anything in reality. But as long as you don’t do it in a room with walls you will eventually be able to walk all the way around it.


World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
447.9 MB
Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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