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Birds of Britain Lite

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Birds of Britain Lite

Spiny Software Ltd

Reference, Education

IOS
GBP 0.00


Download Birds of Britain Lite on the Appstore





This sample has all the features of the larger app so that you can try it out. Written and designed by experts, the app has specially written text, professionally produced bird songs and calls, and carefully selected photos showing a variety of plumages. You can add your own photos to the app to compliment the images provided and to really make the app your own. In addition, this is the only quality bird app to include extensive record keeping features, with iCloud syncing to keep your data safe.

"A twitcher's dream" - Matt Bingham, The Sunday Times

Selected by Apple for their "What's Hot" list since launch.

Birds of Britain Pro is a field guide:
• High quality photos for each bird, showing a selection of male, female, juvenile, alternate plumage, flight image and nest
• For many birds, an annotated photo shows key features, to help distinguish similar species
• Add your own photos of the bird or its habitat
• Specially written text covers rarity status, distribution, appearance, habitat, diet, lifespan, nesting habits, and more
• Recordings of songs and calls
• European distribution map for each bird
• Make a shortlist of favourite birds for fast access
• 'Here and Now' feature shows birds in your part of the country and this time of year
• Search by name, scientific name, part of name
• Sort alphabetically by name or second name, by taxonomic group, or by length


Birds of Britain Pro is a bird identifier:
• Use the 'Bird Finder' for fast identification of unknown birds
• Enter details such as size, colour, bill length and other features, date, habitat and location to select a shortlist
• Results are presented as a display of photos so that you can quickly spot the best match


Birds of Britain Pro is a record keeper:
• Mark birds as seen, note the location, time and date, make notes, view your records on a map or as a list, and download as an Excel file.
• Add your own photos to your sightings
• The app includes iCloud syncing so that your sightings will automatically synchronise across your devices (it is initially off, so if you would like to use it, please go to the Settings section of the app to enable it).
• You can transfer your sightings to someone else's device by using the email back-up.
• In addition to the birds featured, the app also recognises the names of over 650 species and subspecies, so that you can record sightings of these birds.


We have many years experience of developing biological software and this has enabled us to pack the app full of features while keeping it simple and easy to use. All the listed features are included in the app when you buy it - we don't have in-app purchase and we won't ask you to sign-up or register for anything.


To keep up with the latest news:
Facebook (Chirp! & Chirpomatic birdsong apps): www.facebook.com/chirpbirdsongs
Facebook (Nature Guides): www.facebook.com/ispinynatureguides



Release notes


The app has been updated to keep in line with the full version of Birds of Britain Pro.



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Chirp! Bird Songs UK & Europe
Chirp! Bird Songs UK & Europe

£3.99
As seen on Alexander Armstrong's phone on the BBC's Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Simon Mayo, radio presenter: "Great app... Everyone loves it... Can I request a Bittern?"

Chosen by Apple for "Apps for the Great Outdoors"

"Identifying a bird by its song is fun and satisfying and this app is a great help" - The Telegraph, 500 Must-Have Apps

"Equal parts wildlife guide and feel-good pick-me-up" - The Guardian, "Top 10 Green Apps"

Chirp! includes more British birds than any other bird song ID app, and includes special features such as a ‘human translation’, to tell you what the bird is actually saying.

The identification and learning of bird songs can be hard, but not with Chirp!. A short description and helpful tips are given for each song or call, as well as a photo of each bird. Birds can be sorted by commonness, so you can listen to the most common ones first, then move on to rarer species. Or sort by song style, so that you can compare birds that hoot and coo, or those with high pitched songs for example. You can also sort by name, habitat or bird group.

After listening, try the quiz to test your memory. Answer fast to earn a score multiplier and get on the high score table. Experienced birders can use the custom quiz to help distinguish and learn similar songs.

The slideshow section can be used as a way to relax, or switch the voiceover on and see if you can say the name of the bird before the voiceover. This is a good way of competing with the family - who can say the name of the bird first?!

Includes birds from Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

========= Our bird song apps =========

We have been making bird song apps since the App Store started in 2008, and now have a range of bird and bird song apps for iOS devices - iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Apple Watch.

--------------- Chirp! ---------------
Chirp!, described above, is our original and most popular app. The first birdsong ID app, it has been in the the top selling charts every day since it was launched over seven years ago. It has changed considerably in that time as it has grown in size and features.

Chirp! is specifically designed to help you identify and learn birdsongs. However, it is also great if you just want to chill out to the sounds of nature.


----------- ChirpOMatic -----------
For automatic (shazam-style) birdsong ID, you need our ChirpOMatic app.

ChirpOMatic is our newest app. Already the top bird song ID app (in our opinion!), we are very actively developing ChirpOMatic and improving it with every update.

As simple to use as the well-known Shazam app for music, when you hear a bird singing, just point your iPhone, iPad or iPod towards the sound, and tap the button to record. After 12 seconds the recording will stop and you will be shown the top matches.


---- ChirpOMatic & Chirp! bundle ----
The 2 bird song ID apps are available as a bargain bundle. They work together - once you have the identification of a bird in ChirpOMatic, you can tap straight through to the same bird in Chirp!


---- Bird Guide Pro & Pocket Birds ----
These are our full bird guides, with photos, sounds, notes etc, plus features for recording sightings. Bird Guide Pro is our top-of-the-range app, while Pocket Birds is the budget version.


========= About us =========

To keep up with the latest news or to get in touch:
Twitter: twitter.com/iSpiny
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chirpbirdsongs
Email: [email protected]

Shazam® is the registered trademark of Shazam Entertainment Limited and is not affiliated with iSpiny in any way....
Birds of Britain Lite
Birds of Britain Lite

Free
This sample has all the features of the larger app so that you can try it out. Written and designed by experts, the app has specially written text, professionally produced bird songs and calls, and carefully selected photos showing a variety of plumages. You can add your own photos to the app to compliment the images provided and to really make the app your own. In addition, this is the only quality bird app to include extensive record keeping features, with iCloud syncing to keep your data safe.

"A twitcher's dream" - Matt Bingham, The Sunday Times

Selected by Apple for their "What's Hot" list since launch.

Birds of Britain Pro is a field guide:
• High quality photos for each bird, showing a selection of male, female, juvenile, alternate plumage, flight image and nest
• For many birds, an annotated photo shows key features, to help distinguish similar species
• Add your own photos of the bird or its habitat
• Specially written text covers rarity status, distribution, appearance, habitat, diet, lifespan, nesting habits, and more
• Recordings of songs and calls
• European distribution map for each bird
• Make a shortlist of favourite birds for fast access
• 'Here and Now' feature shows birds in your part of the country and this time of year
• Search by name, scientific name, part of name
• Sort alphabetically by name or second name, by taxonomic group, or by length


Birds of Britain Pro is a bird identifier:
• Use the 'Bird Finder' for fast identification of unknown birds
• Enter details such as size, colour, bill length and other features, date, habitat and location to select a shortlist
• Results are presented as a display of photos so that you can quickly spot the best match


Birds of Britain Pro is a record keeper:
• Mark birds as seen, note the location, time and date, make notes, view your records on a map or as a list, and download as an Excel file.
• Add your own photos to your sightings
• The app includes iCloud syncing so that your sightings will automatically synchronise across your devices (it is initially off, so if you would like to use it, please go to the Settings section of the app to enable it).
• You can transfer your sightings to someone else's device by using the email back-up.
• In addition to the birds featured, the app also recognises the names of over 650 species and subspecies, so that you can record sightings of these birds.


We have many years experience of developing biological software and this has enabled us to pack the app full of features while keeping it simple and easy to use. All the listed features are included in the app when you buy it - we don't have in-app purchase and we won't ask you to sign-up or register for anything.


To keep up with the latest news:
Facebook (Chirp! & Chirpomatic birdsong apps): www.facebook.com/chirpbirdsongs
Facebook (Nature Guides): www.facebook.com/ispinynatureguides...
Birds of Britain Pocket Guide
Birds of Britain Pocket Guide

£2.99
Our apps are British-made, by British naturalists - we know our stuff! Fantastic photos, songs, calls, distribution maps and detailed information for over 200 birds - all the common and best known birds in Britain arranged by family or alphabetically. The specially written bird notes cover the appearance, habitat, diet, lifespan, nesting habits, rarity status, and distribution in Britain, as well as interesting facts.

The photo-based Bird Finder will quickly identify a mystery bird, then you can mark it as seen, add your own photos, and make a note about it. Automatically note the current date, time, latitude, longitude and Grid Reference. Share the news with your friends straight away with the built-in Facebook and Twitter links. The app includes iCloud syncing, so that if you have more than one device (iPhone, iPod or iPad) your sightings will automatically synchronise.

"I don't say this often, but you guys should charge more for this neat little piece of work! I almost feel guilty now, for the price!" - AppStore review

Great features! This is the ONLY budget British bird app with the following features:
• A photo-based BIRD FINDER based on appearance, habitat, location, date and more
• Carefully selected photos of MALES, FEMALES and JUVENILES, to show the main features
• Labelled photos of KEY FEATURES
• A COMPARE IMAGES feature
• A SONG or CALL for EVERY BIRD
• A HISTORY feature to make it easy to go back to the last bird you looked at
• Select the birds for the area WHERE YOU LIVE
• European distribution maps for EVERY BIRD
• A BACK-UP system so you can save your data
• iCLOUD syncing to synchronise your sightings across your devices

The Pocket Birds app includes birds that are likely to be seen without making a special trip, plus well-known species. Want more? For the full works, look for Birds of Britain Pro: A Field Guide.



========= Our Bird Apps =========

We have been making apps since the App Store started in 2008, and now have a range of bird and bird song apps for all iOS devices - iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Apple Watch.

--------------- Chirp! ---------------
Chirp! is specifically designed for the identification and learning of birdsongs.


----------- ChirpOMatic -----------
ChirpOMatic is our automatic (‘Shazam-style’) birdsong recognition app. Find out more here: www.chirpomatic.com


---- Bird Guide Pro & Pocket Birds ----
These are our reference bird guides, with photos, sounds, notes etc, plus features for recording sightings. Bird Guide Pro is our top-of-the-range app, while Pocket Birds is the budget version.


========= About us =========

To keep up with the latest news or to get in touch:
www.spinysoftware.com
twitter.com/iSpiny
facebook.com/chirpbirdsongs
facebook.com/ispinynatureguides


Shazam® is the registered trademark of Shazam Entertainment Limited and is not affiliated with iSpiny in any way....
Butterfly ID Britain: A Guide to British Butterflies and Day-flying Moths from iSpiny
Butterfly ID Britain: A Guide to British Butterflies and Day-flying Moths from iSpiny

£3.99
ALL British butterflies PLUS the most common day-flying moths are here in this app. Day moths are as bright and colourful as any butterfly, so they are an essential addition - don’t miss out by buying an app without them! The information on each species includes a variety of photos showing males, females, upper and undersides and any variations, plus a distribution map and notes on appearance, habitat, favourite nectar source, distribution and rarity status.

NB This app features British butterflies and day moths. For butterflies found elsewhere in Europe as well as in Britain, please see our 'Butterfly ID Europe’ app.

As with other iSpiny nature guides, extensive record keeping features are included, with iCloud syncing to keep your data safe. Note the location, time and date of the sighting, make notes, view your records on a map or as a list, and download as an Excel file.

You can even add your own photos to the app to compliment the images provided and to really make the app your own!

The app also includes a photo-based Butterfly Finder to help identify mystery butterflies using a combination of filters including details of appearance, location, altitude and date.

Special features:
• All butterflies plus the most common day-flying moths of Britain and Ireland.
• A photo-based 'Butterfly Finder' based on appearance, habitat, location, date and more
• Carefully selected photos of males, females, upper and undersides.
• Labelled photos of key features
• A 'compare images'feature
• A 'History' feature to make it easy to go back to the last species you looked at
• A European distribution map for every species
• iCloud syncing to keep your data safe
• A back-up system so you can save your data
• Export your list of sightings to Excel
• You can add your own photos of the butterfly or its habitat
• Share your sightings with the built-in Facebook and Twitter links.

We have many years experience of developing biological software and this has enabled us to pack the app full of features while keeping it simple and easy to use. All the listed features are included in the app when you buy it - we don't have in-app purchase and we won't ask you to sign-up or register for anything.

To keep up with the latest news:
www.spinysoft.co.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/iSpiny
Facebook (Chirp! & Chirpomatic birdsong apps): www.facebook.com/chirpbirdsongs
Facebook (Nature Guides): www.facebook.com/ispinynatureguides
Blog: ispiny.blogspot.co.uk...
ChirpOMatic - Bird Song ID
ChirpOMatic - Bird Song ID

£3.99
“Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine
The only birdsong app that can safely be used on nature reserves!
Featured by Apple in 'Celebrate Springtime’

ChirpOMatic is an excellent way to identify bird sounds around you. Simply record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to identify it. The app can work wherever you are - if you don’t have internet or a mobile connection then the app analyses the sound on the device. And unlike other bird apps, our special Bird-Safe mode means that the app can even be used in nature reserves without the risk of disturbing birds.

The app works rather like Shazam® does for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and start recording. The app analyses the sound, and shows you the top matches. You can compare your recording with the reference samples to check the identification. And if you don't have your phone with you, you can use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later.

All your recordings are stored on your phone so you can listen to them again or share them with friends. You can help us improve the app by sending us the sound to use in training our system. The best recordings are posted (with your permission) on the Xeno-canto website, the world-wide resource for bird and bird sound research.

"Excitedly playing with it in my garden - robins, blue & great tit so far :):)"
"My new absolute favourite app - #Chirpomatic (It's basically Shazam for birds!!)"
"It is really easy to use and intuitive, which is essential!"
"I've already learnt the calls of 5 garden birds....such a great app."

PLEASE NOTE! The app is designed to identify real live birds under natural conditions. If you test on recorded sounds, you need to play the sounds at a realistic volume and only test on birds that might be found at your location at this time of year.

Shazam® is the registered trademark of Shazam Entertainment Limited and is not affiliated with iSpiny in any way....
ChirpOMatic USA - Bird Song ID
ChirpOMatic USA - Bird Song ID

£3.99
ChirpOMatic is the most advanced way to identify bird sounds - simply record a bird singing and ChirpOMatic will use the latest technology to identify it. This current version of ChirpOMatic USA has an emphasis on backyard birds of mainland U.S., with an added selection of common birds from other habitats.

“Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine

Although the technology behind ChirpOMatic is extremely complex, we have used our expertise in app development to make the app easy to use for everyone. You don't need to read a complicated manual, trim sound files, or understand sonograms to use ChirpOMatic. It works rather like Shazam® or SoundHound® do for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and record for 12 seconds. The app analyses the sound, and shows you the top matches. You can compare your recording with the reference samples to check the identification. And if you don't have your phone with you, you can use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later.

The app can work wherever you are - if you don’t have internet or a mobile connection then the app analyses the sound on the device. And unlike other bird apps, our special Bird-Safe mode means that the app can be used without the risk of disturbing birds.

All your recordings are stored on your phone so you can listen to them again or share them with friends. You can help us improve the app by sending us the sound to use in training our system. The best recordings are posted (with your permission) on the Xeno-canto website, the world-wide resource for bird and bird sound research.

PLEASE NOTE! The app is designed to identify real live birds under natural conditions. If you test on recorded sounds, you need to play the sounds at a realistic volume and only test on birds that might be found at your location at this time of year....