Frogs of Australia (1.0) [Mobile application software]

Hoskin, Conrad, Grigg, Gordon, Stewart, David, and Macdonald, Stewart (2015) Frogs of Australia (1.0) [Mobile application software]. Ug Media, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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Frogs of Australia is a comprehensive electronic field guide app to Australian frogs, available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (with an Android version on the way). Species profiles include high-resolution photographs, distribution maps, description of key characters, similar species, conservation, calls, and more.

Written and produced by Conrad Hoskin, Gordon Grigg, David Stewart, and Stewart Macdonald, the guide is constantly evolving and will be updated as new species are described. The guide includes introductory sections on frequently asked questions about frogs and frog biology, plus diagrams of anatomical features used to identify frogs.

The advent of the smartphone has revolutionised the creation of field guides. Not only can you fit essentially unlimited photos, maps, and text in your pocket, but you can also take call recordings into the field with you and use them to help you identify the frogs you can hear. In addition, GPS hardware provides location-aware filtering, enabling you to restrict your search results to only those species you are within range of.

Feature overview:

-Profiles for all 238 Australian species, including detailed descriptions and distribution maps.

-Over 1200 high resolution images from some of Australia's best wildlife photographers.

-Over 700 frog call sound clips, with oscillograms and spectrograms to visualise call structure.

-Most species have multiple photos, showing subspecies, colour and pattern variation, habitat, and more.

-Can generate a species list for your current location using your device's GPS hardware (if present).

-Will highlight your current location on the distribution map.

-Universal app for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch.

-Fully self-contained – no network connection is needed.

-Android version is on the way – stay tuned!

A free lite version is also available so you can check it out before upgrading to the full version.

Item ID: 39402
Item Type: Other
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 00:59
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060809 Vertebrate Biology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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