Audubon Trees: Isn't worth the price. Review

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Isn't worth the price.
Lots of shortcomings for the price, not to mention some information is inaccurate. For example, some trees are shown to be disbursed over an entire state, instead of the region within a state. So palm trees are just as common in northern California as they are in southern California! Pictures are lacking as well. Each entry should show: the individual leaf, the seed, the branch, the bark, and an overall picture of the tree (preferably in various seasons). One or two blurry pictures doesn't cut it. Buyer beware!
WMF2002 on Sep 5, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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this is crap. The fact that the app crashed four times in the first 5 minutes I tried to use it isn't even the big complaint. the photos are minimal (as is the information) making it useless for identification. The apps ad makes claims that are not true - false advertising in my book. All sales are final and don't even think about returns or contacting a real person. Last thing I buy from Apple.
Pharvie1950 on Sep 4, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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Amazing amount of information
Wow, I was impressed before. This is even better. There are thousands of photographs and they are terrific. I enjoy the whole thing a lot. Taking this app out into the woods to identify is such a great way to learn.
Beaver Pond Farm on Jul 3, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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okay for your everyday hiker..
It's a good concept for an app, but if I were to change something, I would expand it so you can search by both common and scientific name. I used this app while going to school for forestry and sometimes couldn't use it because how the browsing is set up, but otherwise the descriptions were good and it helped as a study aid.
Forza.Brute on Jun 29, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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Needs a key
This is useful for information on an identified tree, or to distinguish between a few known possibilities. However it is almost useless for an unidentified tree. I realize that a traditional key would probably not be appropriate, but the search features leave much to be desired. - Consider a tree in a typical urban forest, with no fruit. None of the habitats fit, and the shape is not generally observable in the forest. This leaves only the leaf shape. Come on --- I'm supposed to page through all of the compound leaves, of all types? There is no separation even into opposite and alternate leaves? - None of the modes of search seem to recognize scientific names. I realize that the typical user of this app wouldn't be expected to use scientific names, but it's absurd that he is not permitted to. - As an example, there is no obvious way to pick out only the ash trees. Searching on "ash" gives an interminable list of plants whose names contain 'ash', generally as only part of a word. As another issue, there should be some sort of statement about what is included. It includes some bushes and vines as well as trees, but there is not indication of what criteria is used. Why does it include trumpet creeper but not Cross vine? Why does it include Orange honeysuckle but not coral honeysuckle?
bill202910192 on Jun 28, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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Not so good
I agree with the previous reviews of the app borderline sucking. I think this is version 1.4. One tree only had one picture of the bark - not very helpful for identification. It kicked me back to my home page within the first 30 minutes of use. You could list things by "lastname" but it didn't re-sort the list. Doesn't seem ready for the world yet. I'm surprised Audubon has their name on the app; it's not good for their brandname.
Largo8 on Jun 22, 2010 for Audubon Trees
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