The National Park Service invites you to take along a virtual botanist the next time you visit the Santa Monica Mountains. With almost 1000 showcased ...
The National Park Service invites you to take along a virtual botanist the next time you visit the Santa Monica Mountains. With almost 1000 showcased plants and over 7000 photos, this App offers both novice and advanced wildflower enthusiasts the opportunity to identify common and rare plants while exploring remote areas of the Santa Monica Mountains. Visitors can chose several basic flower characteristics on the Appâ€™s interface like color, size and shape. Based on those characteristics, the App presents several possible photographs to compare to the actual flower. Flowers that are more difficult to identify often come with several photographs so that visitors can confidently make an accurate identification. The App is based off of the award winning website â€œWildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.â€ An easy way to experience the content of the App before deciding to download is to visit the online version at the Parkâ€™s website: www.nps.gov/samo. Follow the â€œPlan Your Visitâ€ link, then â€œThings To Doâ€ then â€œLook For Wildflowers.â€ There you will find a link called â€œMobile Web Version - Smart Phonesâ€ that leads to a version of the WildFlower website that closely resembles this App. A direct link to the mobile version is also available on the Appâ€™s website. The App resides entirely on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, so the content generally loads much more quickly than even the highest speed connection allows. An important benefit of this is that if you are out in remote places without a signal, you can still access all of the Appâ€™s content. One consideration when downloading the App is that it takes up about 650MB (0.65GB) of the deviceâ€™s internal memory due to the high number and resolution of the flower photographs. The wildflower database is periodically updated as new flowers are added, so look for App updates to make sure you have all of the available photographs and flowers.
Size: 495.52 MB
Price: $ 0.00
Day of release: 0000-00-0