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** If you would like to experience the app check out eSnakes of Southern Africa LITE which is FREE and includes 20 species **

This interactive version of Johan Marais’ A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa is an essential field guide for those visiting and living in the region with an interest in its snake species. It covers all 151 snakes indigenous to Southern Africa.

Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of over 150 species found throughout Southern Africa.
Multiple photographs allow for easier identification.
A “Smart Search” that allows you to easily identify a snake species using head shape, type of scale and habitat.
A “Compare” feature that allows you to compare two species on the same screen
A personal species list that stores your snake sightings saved to the device* (can be exported and emailed in CSV format)

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the program.

For more wildlife guides see our other apps: Sasol eBirds, Wildlife of Southern Africa, eGuide to Mammals of Southern Africa, Kingdon Guide to African Mammals.

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad running OS V4.3 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

What's New in Version 1.6

**Important - you may lose your "My List" in any update, please make sure that you have another copy elsewhere**

Updated user-interface to keep in line with our other apps:
eSnakes is now universal – it is designed for use on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad (similar to Sasol eBirds).
Now you can just swipe across the screen to move to next or previous species.
Single tap on images to expand them.
Single tap on text to expand it.
When looking at a species you can rotate the device to make the images/text expand or resize to fill the screen (this also works when comparing).
My List can now be exported to a CSV formatted file and emailed.

Added the ability to change between common and scientific names throughout the app. The name lists can also be viewed in either taxonomic or alphabetic order (according to the book).

Added new photographs supplied by the author.

Added the ability to look up previous My List Locations when logging a species.

Updated app icons to high resolution for retina devices.

The app will now stretch to the larger screen on iPhone 5.

Fixed various bugs and errors.


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eSnakes of Southern Africa
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • USD 18.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 88.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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