birdJam: The App - A Dazzling New Companion for birdJam Maker
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* For current birdJam customers who already own birdJam Maker
* Requires iOS 6.1 or earlier -- use with older iPods
birdJam: The App is a companion to our birdJam Maker software for Windows and Macintosh. You *MUST* have installed and run our birdJam Maker software on your Mac or PC for all birdJam: The App features to function completely.
birdJam: The App makes it even simpler and faster to use the finest bird song collections*, definitive photographs and easy-to-read range maps on an iPod Touch or iPhone.
All photographs, range maps and playlists available FREE in birdJam: The App. To play songs, you must also have birdJam Maker on your Windows or Mac computer and the song collections in iTunes.
- Simple, fast and easy-to-use companion to birdJam Maker
- Designed for birders by birders
- No clutter or hidden information
- Field tested to ensure fast access
- Extremely readable colors and controls in sunlight and dim light
- Instant access to songs*, photograph and new range map from one screen
- Up to 1000+ birds of North America, Costa Rica and Mexico
- 100+ frogs and toads of North America
- Intuitive playlists by region, family group, alphabetically, taxonomically, habitat and "sound alikes"
- Finest songs with multiple sounds and calls; about 30 seconds each
- Easily set Repeat so one bird song plays over and over
- Definitive photographs with field marks taken by professional photographers
- Range maps focus on relevant map areas
- Instantly change species with flick of your finger
- Built-in quiz to build your knowledge
- Bird names in English, French, Spanish and Scientific
*To play songs, you must also have birdJam Maker on your Windows or Mac computer, and song collections in iTunes.
birdJam has been produced and distributed by MightyJams, LLC since 2005. Thousands of novice to expert birders use birdJam to learn bird songs and validate what they are hearing in the field.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Fixed a bug that might cause the app to crash when accessing playlists.
Behind the times!
This app was a good app...a few years ago. There hasn't been an update since 2011. No iPhone 4, 4s or 5 retina support. I have a lot of apps and they are all constantly being updated, but not this one. It's the only app that stands out on my home screen with its blurry icon.
I have the Sibley field guide app and iBird Explorer Pro. From those, you can actually pic different song types from each bird to listen to. Not on Birdjam! Each bird has one long track. For example, if I wanted to hear the chip calls of a Pine Warbler I would find the bird, play the track, then start scrubbing through the track towards the end hoping I find the right spot quickly. On many of the other modern apps, I would select the bird, select the song section, then click directly on "chip calls" to hear only that specific call.
Birdjam is outperformed by apps that don't even specialize in bird songs! That's how far behind it is. It costs orders of magnitude more than any of the other bird apps, requires external software, a Mac or PC and several song CDs to set up and use! It's never updated. I feel I was ripped off by the company!
Birdjam is a legacy application. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper has better odds of survival! Save your money and get an app that is cheaper, easier, better and that has support and updates!
Works for me
I haven't had any problems with it crashing. I have it on my phone and started with the iPod in 2008. It is the best I've seen to date but I haven't tried too many new ones that have come out in the past year. This app is responsible for my birding by ear knowledge. Definitely more for learning calls than a visual guide.
birdJam: Works great!
I have been wanting to get birdJam for sometime. I finally purchased the birdJam Maker and the Stokes CDs (Eastern and Western box set). With some help from the very helpful Denese at MightyJams, the developer of birdJam Maker and the birdJam apps, I am now enjoying bird songs with birdJam: The App Companion App for birdJam Maker.
The songs and app are used on my iPhone 5.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jun 14, 2011
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 64.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mighty Jams, LLC
- © 2010, MightyJams, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.