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Free Iphone/Ipad Fish ID applications

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Puffer Fish, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you happen to have an Iphone or Ipad, there are currently two FREE apps from the Smithsonian. You will find them in the App store under FISHES: Greater Caribbean and FISHES: East Pacific. These are very large apps (around .5 gig) so it might be wise to check how much room you have before downloading.

    You can search by name, location, etc, etc. It has multiple photos (where they exist), range maps and most importantly, links to where you can add information to add info for future updates.

    This covers a huge number of species not covered by other texts and being free does not hurt.

    Just so you know, the reason it is only available for Iphone/Ipad is due to the cost of maintaining stuff on the other systems.

    For a quick comparison, there are 21 species of scorpion fish in the Caribbean app, roughly twice that of the next best text.

    A fair number of images in this app are mine, so every time someone downloads the Caribbean app, odds are, you will eventually be looking at one of my images.
     
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  2. designbysue

    designbysue Barracuda

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  3. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks should go to people that supplied the $50,000 grant that paid for the application, and Dr Robertson for his tireless work...will pass your thanks along.
     
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  4. trigfunctions

    trigfunctions Regular of the Pub

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    Thanks! This looks awesome!
     
  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    cool beans! congrats on getting your photos published, and hoping there is an android app soon.
     
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  6. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sadly, there will not be an android app. As I understand it, android charges an annual storage fee for apps, something the Smithsonian cannot get grants for. Apple does not, so once it is loaded on Apple's server, it does not cost anymore. Ross (Dr Roberson) tells me they buy a lot of used Ipads around his place in Panama to load apps.
     
  7. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny The Lorax for the Blue Heron Bridge ScubaBoard Supporter

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    bummer... sounds like a really good app to have.
     
  8. dmoore19

    dmoore19 Denizen of the PUB ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks go out to whoever helped make it possible.
     
  9. Puffer Fish

    Puffer Fish Captain Happy ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Will pass that along. But keep in mind that everyone that down loads one of these apps, helps make it possible for the next one (no support = no funding), so thanks for down loading.
     
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  10. drl

    drl Manta Ray

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    Thanks for pointing this out, and to all responsible for its development. I can't wait to download both! (Good thing I got the high capacity iPhone).
     

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