By Hunter Research and Technology, LLC
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Roam the world from your iPhone or iPod Touch to explore diverse species of butterflies and moths. Butterfly Collection showcases 240 members of the fascinating and beautiful order of insect known as Lepidoptera (ancient Greek for "scale wing"), using photographs of actual insects. You can scroll through gallery screens, showing butterflies and moths sorted alphabetically, and click on thumbnails to view an image of the insect. But that's not all. Butterfly Collection uses OpenGL to animate the insect's wings and provide a gentle, life-like fanning motion.
Note: you can swipe a finger sideways or tap on the page numbers to scroll through the gallery of thumbnails. Tap any thumbnail to view a specific moth or butterfly. In this mode, small thumbnails to either side if the image can be used to go to the previous or next insect, and you can tap the top edge of the frame to return to the gallery view.
Pretty butterflies, but very limited functionality in this app.
Neat app, as far as it goes. Basically just a picture library to help you identify butterflies. Next revision of the app, perhaps the developer could: -link to the appropriate Wiki page if you click on the name of the butterfly. -it would also be nice if you could zoom in on the wings to see the markings more clearly. -Would also be great to be able to see the flip side/underside of the wings. -Would be cool to be able to narrow search by predominate colors e.g. I'm looking at an orange and black butterfly- what can it be? Perhaps some info about range, etc.. (take advantage of the iPhone GPS) The functionality of this app is too limited. It needs to be more than just a picture book with a few butterflies & names. As is, it probably ought to be free.
The pics of the butterflies are stunning:) Also the fanning of the wings is very cool. The white background is boring though; I'd love to see an update where you can have an option to view the butterflies on different backgrounds like various flowers and plants. Maybe even specify where each butterfly is indigenous to. Overall, though, it's a nice relaxing app and I recommend it!
Need an index and link
Suggestion for the next version: provide an index of alphabetized names so that the examples can be found by name. Link to an Internet resource for more information. These additions will enhance the app and I can rate it higher.
- Category: Entertainment
- Released: Nov 15, 2008
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 25.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Craig Hunter
- © 2008 Hunter Research and Technology
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.