Room for improvement Low res, poor quality images are of little use. I know hires pics take up more download size but there are many apps with much larger download size. The search menu doesnt seem to include all the mushrooms. The layout of descriptions looks like no thought has gone into them with just free flowing text and no separation of the identification info. Breaking the text up with headings would be easier on the eyes.
. My lord, one can't even select gills or bolete for the mushroom finder. So the search stinks, but the pictures are even worse -- small, no zoom, lo res, and can't swipe to the next one.. Lots of mushrooms in the database but you need to know the Latin name to find it. Text is so small, won't enlarge. I would love my $4 back
Good Basic App Great to have an app on the phone. Roger is a good source for identifying mushrooms in the field. No substitute for a field guide (yet). Needs more tolerance in matches (using known species i have to sometimes "tinker" with the characteristics in order to get correct ID). Perhaps a "see also" list? Biggest complaint: edible should be its own heading and not be buried in the description.
needs higher resolution pictures This is the best identification guide on android, plain in simple. It has the most amount of species and the most amount of pictures, most species have multiple pictures, very helpful for identification ! Very quick to use and simple interface. Great APP The one BAD THING is, most, if not all the pics are pretty low resolution... If the developer could somehow fix this problem it would make this app even more great. However the shear volume of pics here still makes it the best mushroom identification app on android and Ive tried them all. Please make the pictures a higher quality... please
Awesome app, room for improvement I've found the app v. useful as a way to check details on mushrooms in the field. It would be useful for the user to be able to write personal notes on each species entry as additional info where info is lacking and a place to note relavent links. The synonym search function can be frustrating; frequently latin synonyms aren't all included so I come to a dead end. It might be useful to be able get results when searching for a mushroom which you only know the species name but not genus. Great app, thanks!
Much better, thank you! Following the current update this app now works fine. It allows you to view hundreds of different fungi by all sorts of handy criteria. The only downer on this otherwise superb app is that the text size is smaller than I'd like, even on my great big Galaxy Note. If there's a way to increase the text size, I haven't found it yet. But, this being said, I am now very pleased with this app and would recommend it to anyone interested in mycology.
I'm about to start making some design changes soon as well as including an option for better quality images.
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