Lifemap is a tool to explore the tree of life in an interactive manner, similar to the exploration of geographic maps. The tree displayed is a simplification of the taxonomy provided by the NCBI. The tree contains around 800,000 species. Each node (incl. species) in the tree can be clicked to get information and pictures retrieved from Wikipedia. It is also possible to compute and visualize the "route" between two taxa or clades in the tree.
Lifemap was written by Damien de Vienne, CNRS researcher at the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology Laboratory (Lyon, France).
For more information on Lifemap, see the article published in PLoS Biology: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001624
Fixed major bugs encountered on iPhone 4S, 5 and 5C.
Ratings and Reviews
Update the tree
Insectivora is abandoned. Please replace it with the correct information. Please change Insectivora to lipotyphia, which is the new name for the order.
The app is a good app, just update it a bit.
Tons of info in a free app
This was on display at a local natural history museum. Happy to see I can explore the tree at home too!
Freezes at launch screen
Freezes at launch screen indefinitely, using 100% CPU. Best case scenario, completely broken. Worst case scenario, might be a covert Bitcoin miner.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.