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I got to learn about wildflowers on my downtime. I would buy again.
Boopie74 on Jul 10, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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Has been STUCK in "Installing" mode for a week!
Has been STUCK in "Installing" mode for a week! NONE of the Audubon Apps I PURCHASED have completely installed yet! Great idea, but even a greater rip off! How do I get my money back?!!!
Blue-Moon-Dragonfly on Jul 9, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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Disappointing app
Potentially, this could be a very powerful field tool, but the decision to give a national overview of species rather than regional flora makes it of questionable utility. I am broadly knowledgeable of the flora in my area, and was hoping for a tool that would help resolve the nuances of the asters, for example, which can be quite complex. The limited range of species applicable to my region, coupled with a very imperfect advanced search function, makes this app useless for me. For someone with a very limited knowledge of wildflowers, this could perhaps be helpful, but still the search limitations even for that hypothetical user would be, I think, disheartening.
ERDuggan on Jul 6, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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Great app for on the go!
Love to be able to have a quick handy reference of wildflowers for when out hiking or simply walking in the woods! Keep up the good work!
Beadgirl61 on Jun 29, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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Not Audubon Quality
While I could list many things I have found frustrating about this app I'll focus on the one thing that should set it apart from its paper sibling: search. And I'll use a real-world example to illustrate. Let's say we've come across a flower we want to identify--let's use Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia Caroliniensis) as an example. Using the Advanced search feature we'll select a few of the obvious options to make our search quick. Flower shape: radially symmetrical Flower parts: 5 Flower color: purple Leaf type: simple Leaf arrangement: opposite Leaf shape: lance (it's really elliptical but there's no option for that). Results: Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower NOT IT! Let's broaden the search parameters by removing the leaf shape. Results: Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower, Periwinkle, and Texas Silverleaf. NOT IT! Let's remove the Flower inflorescence shape. Results: FINALLY. It is within the 19 results. If you read the description of this species you'll discover that the leaves are elliptical and the flower inflorescence shape is axillary.
Sleahcim on Jun 24, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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unsatisfactory
The app has photos that are barely useful. They show a very tight view of the terminal flower of most species. As someone thoroughly trained in botany and wildflower identification, it feels almost insulting not to be shown views of the whole plant, including the leaves and all the other information the whole plant gives to confirm identification. It cheats beginners, because they don't learn what's needed to really know plants.
Alison H Rich on Jun 18, 2012 for Audubon Wildflowers
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