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Audubon Trees - A Field Guide to North American Trees

by NatureShare
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.7.0
  • • Improved app performance
  • • Faster and more reliable content downloading
  • • Larger species thumbnails when browsing

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005N1HZHW
  • Release Date: September 14, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,366 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Browse in-depth descriptions of more than 700 North American trees
  • Enjoy professional color photographs
  • Peruse range maps
  • Search by habitat, region, fruit, leaf, and more
  • Record your field experiences

Product Description

"Intuitiveness - this app is just so easy to navigate and it doesn't take any complicated effort to figure it out." - Robert Mortenson

This app is optimized for Android Version 2.1. Suggested minimum device CPU is 1000 mhz. The App's 430 MB database installs directly to the SD card with Version 2.2. With Version 2.1 the app database must be moved manually to the SD card through Settings.
PLEASE NOTE: This app is not yet compatible for honeycomb.

Get the ultimate field guide to trees for people on the go! Now you can identify over 700 North American trees with thousands of professional color photographs, range maps, and in-depth, authoritative information based on the National Audubon Society’s Field Guides to Trees. Whether you’re identifying trees in your backyard or on a nature hike in the wild, the Audubon Trees mobile app is a must have.

UNPARALLELED CONTENT
In-depth descriptions of every species, with authoritative information on family, appearance, habitat, range, general discussion and more from the National Audubon Society Field Guides

Over 700 tree species

Beautiful color photographs of every species, over 2,000 total, and range maps for every species.

APP FEATURES
Identify with accuracy. Browse by shape, name (first, last, scientific), or by family

Search by species shape, habitat, region, fruit, leaf, and more.

Navigate back and forth between species information, personalized Life Lists and Sightings, search functions and more with ease and clarity.

Record your field experiences using the Life List and Sighting features. Track a sighting using the device’s GPS, add notes, and save to the App for records of your nature adventures

AUDUBON GUIDES

Join our online field guide community of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts at AudubonGuides.com

Read the blogs for insights from our naturalists in the field

Send us your suggestions, comments or requests. We also welcome submissions of high quality photographs that might assist our users in identifying trees. You can contact us directly by selecting "Feedback" in the "More" section of the application.

Technical Details

  • Size: 26.6MB
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Developed By: NatureShare
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access location information
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag January 23, 2012
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I love the concept of having these field guides on my Kindle Fire and hiking with them, and ideally would like to purchase them all for my Kindle Fire. The photos are wonderful and the information presented is helpful. I have this field guide in book form too, but this has even more in it than the book, so I do like it. But as another reviewer has pointed out, it is buggy. Whether locked or unlocked, the program turns itself over 180 degrees between pages, so you are constantly flipping it over. Very annoying. Several pictures are offered for each tree, but often there will be a space where a photo is credited but there is only blank space. I have also purchased the Field Guide for Mammals app, and both of these programs have a feature where you can register and keep track of the species that you have seen. Neither program will let me register and I've made many attempts, only to get a 'bad log in' response. Time consuming and annoying. I'd like to see these problems fixed before I purchase any more of these Field Guides.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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After receiving Audubon Birds as the Free App of the Day, I was impressed enough by it to purchase several of the other Audubon Field Guide apps.

Like the Birds guide, there is so much information in the app it can be overwhelming if you try to browse through it like a printed guide book. Fortunately, there is a very handy search function that allows you to find a tree based on its attributes such as shape, region, flower color, leaf shape, fruit and bark.

The app lets you keep a life list, record sightings and take photos, and then upload them to AudubonGuides.com.

Because of the huge volume of data available, this app does require a data connection or a 400 MB optional download. If you choose not to download the data, it could chew up considerable bandwidth if you have a limited data plan.

This app does not include many common cultivated fruit trees such orange, lemon, apple or date palm. (I had the first 3 of these in my backyard in California, and date palms are common in Southern California.)

This app could use more photos of seeds, acorns and pods.

The app force closed on my HTC Evo 3D while I was trying to search for a tree.

The app works well enough on my tablet, but it can't make up its mind whether it wants to run in landscape or portrait.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Start, Looking Forward to Improvements March 11, 2012
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Let me just say I love the hardcopies of the Audubon guides. They are concise and well suited to being outdoors whether you are hiking, camping, birdwatching, hunting or just out on a walk. I was delighted to see them moving into the mobile app field and decided to give Trees a chance since it was priced at $4.99 instead of the $9.99 of some of the other apps.

Pros:
- Offline content. Although this is substantial download (performed after installation and best done by wifi), this allows you access to the full contents of the guide while potentially far from a mobile connects
- Lots of content. While I have not done a page by page comparison to their counterparts, the Trees guide seems pretty comprehensive.
- The sightings, personal content, sync and camera features are very nice to have!

Cons:
- Images are bit lower in resolutions than I'd prefer. The range maps, in particularly are quite grainy.
- The interface could be a bit slicker, although there is a decent search and match function, the app feels more like a webpage converted to an app than a dedicated resource on my phone & tablet
- Initial loading of the app is very slow.

Overall, I'd recommend the Trees apps for those that travel with their devices. I do think that the $9.99 price point is too high though, and these should be $4.99 across the board (like the Trees app).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It needs to be simpler March 4, 2013
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After trying for more than 30 minutes to look up a simple cherry tree in my front yard I finally gave up in frustration. I never did get this app to admit that cherry trees even exist. The search function and the advanced search seem to be utterly worthless, and for the life of me I can't figure out any logical pattern to how these functions decide what entries to show, and what ones to not show, based on your input. For example, let's take the aforementioned cherry tree. If you go to advanced search and enter "cherry" for the name (scientific, alternate or common) and let it search, you get exactly two results: Hollyleaf Cherry and Sweet Birch. That's it. As far as the app is concerned, those are the only entries in the database to which the word "cherry" applies as a name. And one isn't even a cherry tree. If you were then to play with the search some more you might find the Cornelian-cherry (though it will not come up in a search for just "cherry") and look at its entry. You might even be tempted to click and see what the range is where it can be commonly found... whereupon I keep getting a message saying that the range maps aren't available, sorry for the inconvenience.

This app simply is not worth the $4.99 asking price. In fact, I don't think it would be worth $0.99.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Idea, Faulty Execution January 23, 2013
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This app has a lot of potential. There are several pictures for most species and several ways to search. The app can be slow and if you choose to download all data to your device the download takes a long time and sometimes freezes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor searching
This is a mess to use. You would think that the easiest thing to do is to provide robust searching function, but that is where this app falls down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ernest Mayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These guides are nice to have at your fingertips - especially out in the field.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great buy!
All of the Audubon apps are great. Lots of information, great photos and location maps. The mammal and bird apps additionally have sound recordings of the animals' calls. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sanju
3.0 out of 5 stars App works great, not add much content as the field guide.
Nice app, not as complete as the field guides. Nice options to search through. Would have paid more money if it had all the content as the field guide. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice app for trees
Great app
Published 2 months ago by Normal Consumer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So nice to have this info at my finger tips!
Published 2 months ago by bella
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice guide
Really nice guide.
Published 3 months ago by Viola Waldo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference
The search features could be a bit more user friendly but all in all it is a good app for tree reference.
Published 3 months ago by JW
1.0 out of 5 stars audubon apps
I am very disapointed in all the audubon apps. Why would anyone write apps like this that require wifi access. This is for field use not at home. Please change all the apps. Read more
Published 3 months ago by William W. Standke
5.0 out of 5 stars So beautiful and extensive
What this lacks in basic, simple help in identification, it makes up for in its extensive details and beautiful, thorough photos. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Matthew Mercure
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