1. Education
Steve Nix

Two Tree Identification Apps for Students and Experts

By May 3, 2010

Follow me on:

The Apple iPhone and iPod Touch application market has exploded with thousands of great educational references. Two North American tree identification applications are now available that I think are worth considering for purchase. The Sarafax TreeBook app promotes 100 common trees for beginning leaf identification - the perfect student companion. Audubon's Tree Guide has an extensive North American tree database available for the tree savvy.

The Sarafax TreeBook is leaf based and developed for students unfamiliar with tree identification. It is designed for use as a student guide using trees with leaves as primary markers. The app provides a system similar to the one on my About Forestry site for identifying the 100 most common trees found in North America with images, descriptions and links to more information. It supports a leaf key and provides a glossary for finding trees using common tree markers. The iTunes price is $1.99US.

The Audubon Tree Guide was developed for people more familiar with trees and includes more botanical jargon used in identification. It is an exhaustive database, developed as part of the famous Audubon Guide Series, that includes nearly every tree found in North America, with images and descriptions. It supports a search function for finding trees using dozens of tree markers and well worth the extra change for tree hobbyists and tree experts. I purchased this app and thought it adequate for those who already have some tree identification experience. The iTunes price is $9.99US.

I want to make it clear that I was involved in the technical development of TreeBook which took the designer and I nearly a year to complete. We struggled to make it student-friendly and available at a fraction of the cost of other nature identification apps.


December 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm
(1) Jolene says:

These are essentially short phrase loans that
do produce you meet your fiscal concerns inside a preferred distinct time period.
Thinking of time limitations these loans are
specifically designed above an obligation 100 % free platform. As such, these are kept absolutely zero cost from credential checksums. Difficulties such as defaults, arrears, bankruptcy, CCJs and even IVAs are not regarded as right here. Additional, there are also no collaterals associated with these loans. There is minimal paper work required on the element of borrower. There are also no hidden or extra documentation or faxing needed here. Applying for these loans is also quite convenient. Persons simply demand filling an via the internet type and once this gets approved money is received within 24 hours time frame. These loans are often offered under practical terms and circumstances. The common fundamental applicant criteria here is that they must be a UK resident and of 18 years of age.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.