What's New

Improvements:
▶ 37 subspecies maps that show much more detail about the location and migration of specific birds during the year.
▶ Updated Sound Library has 2,500 recordings covering all of North America with an average of 4 vocalizations per species.
▶ Restores missing SD photos and in-app purchase now works correctly.

Numerous fixes:
▶ *fixed* Landscape mode, within species screen, selected cell is black
▶ *fixed* Go to favorites in landscape mode
▶ *fixed* Text spacing on favorites screen
▶ *fixed* Star coloring in portrait within a species
▶ *fixed* GPS handling for BAM screen
▶ *fixed* Head pattern & tail shape missing as search attributes
▶ *fixed* Added some better error messaging to failed restores/purchases

App Description

▶ The Waite’s Guide FREE iPad app is the highest performing field guide to birds in the app store. Designed from the ground up as a "native" iPad app Waite’s Guide has super high-resolution illustrations, range maps and photos.

▶ NEW 37 subspecies maps that show much more detail about the location and migration of specific birds during the year.

▶ NEW Version 7.2 restores missing SD photos and in-app purchase now works correctly.

▶ 50% Off Sale - price reduced from $49.99 list price to just $24.99.

▶ NOTE Updated Sound Library has 2,500 recordings covering all of North America with an average of 4 vocalizations per species.

▶ NEW The only birding app with a professional spectrogram to present amplitude and frequency range of songs and calls.

▶ Birds Around Me. The coolest feature we've ever created BAM displays a match list of the species most likely to be found within a radius centered at your GPS location. You control the size of the radius in miles as well as the season of the year.

▶ NEW 18 additional endemic species of Hawaii. We have included 18 birds only found in Hawaii. Locate them by selecting the "Location Common" attribute and then selecting the value "Hawaii Endemic".

▶ Download the app for FREE and see if you don't agree this is a major leap in mobile field guide technology custom tailored to tablets.

▶ FROM THE CREATORS OF IBIRD – THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR FIELD GUIDE APP FOR THE IPHONE.

Let's face it if you are a birder and love your iPad there is no perfect iPhone app for you. Almost every publisher puts lipstick on their iPhone interface so they can say it works on the larger iPad screen - the iPad is just an afterthought.

This giant mistake has been solved with WAITE’S GUIDE TO BIRDS OF AMERICA FOR THE IPAD. This app was designed from the very start to take full advantage of the iPad’s beautiful Retina display with a magnificent 10-inch screen and a remarkable 4th generation processor. Here are just a few of the features of this incredible new app:

▶ Percevia (TM) Smart Search Engine. Uses our patented Smart Attribute and Value Elimination (SAVE) algorithm, which results foolproof bird identification.
▶ Portrait and Landscape Modes. Works equally well in portrait or landscape mode.
▶ HD Illustrations. All illustrations are in high resolution: 1200 x 1500 portrait or 1500 x 1000 landscape.
▶ HD Photos. An increasing number of photographs are in high resolution. HD photos have a special graphic icon identifying them so you can zoom in and see the amazing details.
▶ Field Marks. All illustrations have a Field Mark layer, which can be turned on and off. Learn the important identifying marks for specific species.
▶ Topographic maps which show and describe specific feature groups for the head, body and flight.
▶ Advanced Slideshow. Lets you select photos or illustrations, see photos from specific photographers, and control exactly which species you wish to study. Makes a great presentation of your photography portfolio.
▶ My Photos allows you to import your photos and assign them to any species account and can be used by the slideshow.
▶ Dropbox backup for Notes, Favorites Lists and Photos.
▶ Six view modes: standard Compact, Icon, Thumbnail and Gallery and two new modes Large Thumbnail and Large Gallery.
▶ Help Me Identify a Bird Forum. App connects directly to our whatbird.com forum where experts are standing by to help you ID a bird you can't find with the search engine.
▶ Leave Comments on the species pages to share with other birders.
▶ Waite’s Guide directly links to iBird Journal app from any species page so you can instantly save your observations. You can embellish the form and return to the exact same species page you started in WGBA.

SINCE WAITE'S GUIDE IS FREE THERE IS JUST NO REASON NOT TO TRY IT OUT AND SEE THAT IT'S THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN BIRD APPS SINCE WE CREATED THE CATEGORY IN 2008 WITH THE APPLE COMMERCIAL "WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT".

App Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 17, 2015 New version 7.22
  • June 11, 2014 Initial release

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