Great except internet needed this is a great program however it needs internet all the time not just to download. would be much more functional if you could download the park you needed so you can use it offline!
A truly beautiful, and highly educational application But i have a suggestion for an improvement (or a separate app). Why can't we just search which flora and fauna are in which regions of the country? Why must it be organized by park? This is a particular pain in the hiney for losers like me that wish to check which potentially dangerous wildlife in my region, even though there are no national parks in my approximate vicinity. What i REALLY hoped i'd find was a downloadable version of The Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide To North American Wildlife. ):
Detailed, but very user unfriendly While the photos and descriptions are informative, the initial interface is clumsy; the park list will not allow fine scrolling on my Nook HD, it either runs away to the end of the list, or selects the park closest to point on screen where your finger or stylus touched the screen to start the swipe. When in one of the parks pages, the navigation is awkward, and if you select a species, the detail page has no button to go back a level or return you to park's start page. The search functions are not very intuitive, and they offer little in the way of guidance for users who have no idea of what kinds of animals/plants they should be looking for.
Could be much better The pictures are good as are the descriptions. The problem is that the lists only download a small section and when you try to get to the bottom to tell it to continue uploading, it scrolls back up to the top of the list. After 20 minutes of fighting I am giving up and uninstalling. Too bad it looks like it might be a nice app.
never finished installiing Downloaded it and waited till after installed. Tried to open and use it, but never got beyond the cover page because whenever I pulled it out it showed installing and then stopped.
Difficult to use and useless in the park What program designed for the remoteness of National Parks requires Internet connection? Once you set foot in the park, away from reception/wifi the program is useless. when you are back at civilisation the program is not user friendly to the point of not being useful. The full list can't be used because as it refreshes it keeps taking you back to the top. Anything after c is unreachable. The alternative is filtering, which requires you to know enough about the animal. If I knew I wouldn't need the app!
Animal Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to the exciting world of animals.