App DescriptionEvery birding app on the market is designed for iPhone, but the iPad is truly the best device to showcase the brilliance of the aviary world. Finally, the void has been filled with WAITE’S GUIDE TO BIRDS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR THE IPAD. This app was designed from the beginning to take full advantage of the iPad’s beautiful Retina display: Its magnificent 10-inch screen and its remarkable 4th generation processing power. Here are just a few of the features of this incredible new birding app:
▶ Birds Around Me (BAM). It’s the coolest feature we've ever created. Use BAM to show just those species most likely found within your GPS radius. You can control the radius size as well as the season.
▶ Smart Search Engine. Our patented Smart Attribute and Value Elimination (SAVE) algorithm results in lightning fast and foolproof bird identification.
▶ Portrait and Landscape Modes. All photos and illustrations are viewable in both portrait and landscape modes.
▶ HD Illustrations. All illustrations are breathtaking in high resolution: 1200 x 1500 portrait and 1500 x 1000 landscape.
▶ HD Photos. Many photographs are in high resolution with a special HD icon identifying them so you can zoom in to see photos in amazing detail.
▶ Field Marks. See how the pros id birds! All illustrations have a Field Mark option, a great way to learn key identifying marks for each species. We even notate similar birds easily confused with each species.
▶ Topographic maps. Tap a button to view topographic maps that detail specific identifiers for head, body and flight.
▶ Zoomable Images. All photos and illustrations are fully zoomable to 200% of the original, and can be viewed in full screen.
▶ Advanced Slideshow. Sit back and enjoy the show. You can specify the photos and/or illustrations you’d like to see, and watch as each bird is displayed along with its bird call. You can even specify one artist or photographer.
▶ My Photos: You to import your photos to show alongside our photos. Use the slideshow feature to see your own photos.
▶ Dropbox: Never lose a favorite, note or photo again using Dropbox as a backup.
▶ Six View Modes: Standard Compact, Icon, Thumbnail and Gallery and two new modes: Large Thumbnail and Large Gallery.
▶ Help Me Identify a Bird Forum. Our app connects directly to our Whatbird.com forum where experts are standing by to help you ID a bird you’re having trouble with.
▶ Comments: Tap a button and see what birders say about your favorite birds and leave your own comments.
▶ Download the app for FREE and see if you don't agree: This is a huge leap in mobile field guide technology.
IBIRD VS WAITE'S GUIDE: WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
If you’re familiar with our 5-star rated iBird UK app, you may wonder what’s different about WGUK. Here are the differences between this new app for the iPad and our popular iBird UK iPhone app:
▶ Armchair Birding: While iBird UK is optimal for field use, WGUK is ideal for learning about birds from the comfort of your armchair. However, the iPad Mini makes WGUK a viable alternative to iBird UK in the field!
▶ Powerful Search Features: WGUK has a much more capable search engine than any iPhone app on the market… including our own iBird UK. The search engine uses our patented SAVE algorithm described above.
▶ BAM!: WGUK’s amazing new BAM feature described above lets you spend more time bird-watching and less time searching.
▶ MUCH More: Many of the outstanding features described above are unique to WGUK, including high resolution photos and illustrations, field marks, an advanced slideshow, and so much more you’ll have to try it for yourself!
November 30, -0001 Initial Release