■ CURRENT VERSION 3.0.8.
■ SEE http://tinyurl.com/ibird-pro308
■ If you have install issues delete iBird_Lite folder before updating
■ Extraction takes < 3 minutes, Validation < 6 seconds
■ Reviews before 2-25 did not use latest version
■ Why won't iBird work on OS < 2.3.3 - http://tinyurl.com/ibird-missing
■ NEW VERSION 3.0 USES GOOGLE'S DOWNLOAD SERVICE - Based on the standard Google API for large databases. First downloads a ZIP version of database then extracts the database.
■ Watch the new iBird video below
■ 50 SPECIES - Added 2 new species to this sampler
■ IBIRD NOMINATED FOR 2012 BEST APP EVER AWARD WINNER
■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012
■ NEW AUDIO CLIPS FROM THE MACAULAY LIBRARY AT THE CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY
■ BRAND NEW LANDSCAPE MODE PHOTOS
■ NEW VIEW MODE FEATURE: SEE LISTS IN COMPACT, ICON, THUMBNAIL AND GALLERY FORMAT
NEW FEATURES OF IBIRD LITE VERSION 3.0.8
■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.
■ Audio bird songs and calls from the Macaulay Library at the Lab of Ornithology.
■ See how 5 most popular birding apps stack up: http://bit.ly/compareapps
Named best reference app by Macworld the new iBird Lite 3.0 app is a sampler with all the features of the fully paid Pro. Designed specifically for the Android, iBird Lite contains 48 birds, 65 illustrations, 150 photos, 75 audio recordings of birdcalls, 48 range maps and comprehensive facts to help you identify and enjoy some of the most popular birds in North America. No Internet connection required. Even includes the extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
Notable features of this version 3 of iBird are:
■ Illustrations, Photos and Maps are full HD 576 x 720p resolution
■ Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related areas
■ Updated state and province bird lists using official references
■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen
■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you to attract birds right to your device for easier identification, clearer photographs and more enjoyment (1)
■ Icon-driven search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more
■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views
■ Multiple professional photographs of most species, showing plumages, sexes and seasons
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information, including diet, egg color and much more
■ Full color range maps for every species
■ Zoom and pinch bird portraits, for viewing fine detail
■ Links to Flickr photos and detailed Wiki pages for each bird
■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English)
■ Includes band codes
■ Lifetime updates to bird information
You can also keep up to date with other iBird users by following @iBirdExplorer on Twitter and by joining the iBird fan page on Facebook (search for iBird).
(1) If you use iBird in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.
(2) Even though the database of bird illustrations, photos and sounds are downloaded from the Google servers before installing iBird please make sure you are on a fast WIFI connection. A cellular connection will general be too slow.
(3) If you need tech support please go to http://ibird.com/contact-us and fill out the form. It will help us diagnosis your problem.
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An electronic Scuba Dive Log book for Android. Record your dives and diving licenses, view sites on a map, and dive statistics. Buy the Dive Log Key to unlock the full functionality and support development. Without the Key only a small number of dives can be stored.
See the update info in the application for what's new. Unfortunately I only have time and knowledge to support a very limited number of languages for the application. Please let me know if you want to contribute a translation.
Be aware that screenshots are from an emulator running Android 2.3 and the application might look slightly different on your device.
A friendly request: Please reply by email if you find problems so I can try to help. If you put it in market comments there is not much I can do since I can not respond to the directly.
Most common questions:
* How to switch to metric / imperial units?
From the main screen open the menu by pressing on the menu button on your Android device. This can be a physical button on the device or a soft button on the screen. From the menu select the Settings option to open the settings screen where you can make the units selection.
* I can not edit the contents (diver, dive, etc.)?
Unless specifically opened for editing (e.g. by long pressing on a dive from the dives list and selecting it from the context menu), a screen will show info in reading mode (to avoid accidental modifications). You can start editing by opening the menu and selecting the edit mode.
* I can not find the Key in the market / can not install it?
The Key uses a Google copy protection mechanism and is not made available by Google for devices that it does not authorize. E.g. when the device is rooted, has custom firmware installed, comes from grey import, etc. At the moment there is not much I can do about this, but feel free to sent me an email.
(You need to keep the main Dive Log app installed!)