Love it. Two things are holding me back from assigning this app five stars: 1) glossary is pretty small, 2) needs more in depth key our browse by image so toy don't have to hunt through 100 names to find your lichen. Otherwise it is a great app.
I think it's good for lichenologists, but it's cumbersome for lay people. It would have more appeal to novices if it was set up to search by colors, shapes, and the object it's growing on. As it is, the user needs an idea of the genus to find it.
Lovin lichen Another way to use my phone to geek out in nature in the northwest. I am likin this!
Technical errors, good pictures Vocabulary terms are sometimes wrong (see fruticose) and not well written (see squamulous) . It follows that individual descriptions are also erroneous, most commonly the fruticose/foliose type. I do not know names of species so I cannot comment on accuracy. I am enjoying the pictures and wish there were more notes.
ok Its a good start anyway. There are alot of missing species, - even common ones. Would be nice to eventually break this out into areas such as NW, SW, NE, SE. And then add all species for those areas. Im a botanist and a lichenologist and it is nice to start seeing more apps but im looking forward to when it is more useful in more details and all species.
I love this app! I've been wanting to learn more about lichen.
-Enabled option to store app on SD card.
--Finally got around to adding descriptive info for species.
Updates in the works:
- Addition of more lichen genera
- Key revisions, to include new genera