Lifemap - Tree of Life

4.5
797 reviews
100K+
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Everyone
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About this app

Lifemap is a tool to interactively explore the Tree of Life by zooming and panning in a manner similar to geographic maps. All nodes and tips of the tree are interactive. On click, a brief description and a picture of the group is displayed. This description is retrieved from Wikipedia.
Lifemap also allows computing and visualizing the "route" between two species or groups of species, or between any species and the root of the Tree of Life.

The tree that is displayed contains around 800,000 species. It is a simplified version of the taxonomy proposed by the NCBI ((National Center for Biotechnology Information). Other versions of the Tree of Life can be explored with Lifemap at http://lifemap.univ-lyon1.fr


Lifemap was written by Damien de Vienne, a CNRS researcher working in the Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology (LBBE) in Lyon (France) with support from the informatics department.





- KNOWN BUGS -
Bug reported on Alcatel OneTouch with Android 4.2
Updated on
May 8, 2020

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4.5
797 reviews
A Google user
September 6, 2019
Absolutely incredible app! It has nearly every species imaginable, and looks beautiful! I could spend hours looking at the links between different species and you can click on little circles in the tree or names for a popup window of the Wikipedia page. 5 stars is not enough to rate this!
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LBBE
September 9, 2019
Thank you so much!!
JP Añonuevo
June 27, 2020
Phenomenal app. Kudos to the developers for making it free. Few feedback though (1) search bar can be smaller and less (much less) opaque and the (2) overall interface when viewing info can be improved in a minimalistic way like modern apps. The app is just so useful so dont get my feedback in the wrong way. Id pay a few bucks for the nxt version 🥰 i love the landscape support pls dont take it out for the future versions.
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Theodore Winsor
May 26, 2022
Really amazing and useful app for biology nerds! I found this website on PC and it's great that there is a mobile version. It would be cool if there was a "random species" button that would take you to a random animal/species as well as some more of the features from the website version but other than that the app is great!
7 people found this review helpful
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LBBE
May 26, 2022
Thanks a lot. Good idea for the random species button!

What's new

- Support for adding species to "favorites" (restored on restart)
- Tree can be displayed in french
- Two possible servers for the english version
- Choice of language for the interface: FR or EN
- Choice of language for the species descriptions (FR, EN, IT, ES, CA,RU).
- All options chosen are restored on restart
- Added notification if internet connection is lost
- Back button now simply closes the current popup
- Simplified menu options