Roberts VII Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa HD
By Southern African Birding CC
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The ROBERTS MULTIMEDIA BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA iPAD EDITION is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on 968 Southern African bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding**.
The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book), or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions 'open bird page', play bird sound', 'add to list' and 'view similar birds' available directly in each module.
The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the Roberts Bird Guide book for instant comparison and identification. Use the family list or browse the pages for a bird, play the sound, add to your list, and open the BIRD PAGE for further detail.
The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and 968 individual BIRD PAGES with illustrations, distribution maps, photos, bird sounds, Roberts Field Guide text and the full Roberts VII text.
The BIRD LIST includes includes all the new species and new names, with functions for Bird Page, Play Sound, Add to List, Similar Birds and Field Guide Page. You can also select regional lists, and English, Afrikaans, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Scientific names.
IDENTIFICATION uses your location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification. You can also identify bird sounds, nests and eggs.
SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected for comparison and identification. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.
MY LOCATION is an interactive map for finding your current location, generating bird lists for your location, and locating birding sites near you. Or drop a pin for a new location with GPS co-ords, pentad and bird list. Or open a birding site list and site description.
MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also sync your lists to iCloud, and export lists to iTunes for backup. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords and pentad, and sighting notes.
BIRDING SITES includes details of 280 birding sites around Southern Africa, with text description, photos, bird list, and weather forecast.
The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • 180 field-guide pages • 968 individual bird pages • all the new bird species and names • 1400 illustrations • 5800 photos including 500 nest and 700 egg photos • 920 bird sounds • colour-coded distribution maps with seasonal status bar and endemic and red data species indicated • new rare bird maps.
You can take a more detailed tour on our website - www.sabirding.co.za.
** This app can be used in the bush and remote locations. It does not require a wifi, phone or internet connection to operate.
# DIFFICULTY PURCHASING? If you have difficulty purchasing with your credit card, you can purchase iTunes gift cards from major stores.
What's New in Version 2.3
Fixed change of date in Sighting Details.
Allowed dates prior to 1970 in Sighting Details.
Added alphabetical sorting of place names in Sighting Details.
Update urgently required - syncing a huge problem.
Although this is a wonderful field app, it has many ongoing bugs, which do not receive attention. The worst experienced: I recently had a repair done to my iPad and had to re-load my Robert's app thereafter. To my horror, the app had deleted all my lists, and I have been unable to restore them.
Surely an app of this price should sync to and from the cloud automatically, and also sync between devices. This one does not at all! I manually synced to the cloud before my device was repaired, but that sync is not in the cloud for me to restore to my iPad. I use the app on my iPhone, but the two devices do not sync. I think this is an appalling shortfall.
For any birder this has to be a must app. I can sit for hours on my phone listening to calls, going through photos and identifying nests and eggs that I knew as a kid. Wonderful product and info to have at your fingertips on your cell phone. Worth every cent.
Very poor software construction
Great for identifying birds but I gave it two stars because the app still has iOS 5 look. The app has issues and lots of bugs. They don't do anything about fixing the issues. Look at the last time we received an update? This is unacceptable for such an expensive app.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 16 January 2014
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 944 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Southern Africa Birding cc
- © Southern African Birding CC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.