What's lighter than a regular field guide and twice as smart? (Spoilers, it's Spidentify).
Australia's most comprehensive identification assistant and field guide for mobile devices has arrived! From parents and travelers to enthusiasts and professionals, Spidentify unlocks the mysteries of one of Australia's most feared groups of animals and places a trove of information in the palm of your hand. Stunning high resolution photographs accompany detailed expert information on each of our 280+ included species.
Our step-by-step identification tool will guide you through the process of identifying an unknown spider, providing you with a list of species that best match your description. Detailed information is available on each spider, including an instantly accessible bite danger rating. Helpful pop-ups explain technical words in simple language.
Experienced users can browse our field guide by category including habitats and families. Search instead to take you instantly to any species in the app, look up glossary terms, or find closely related species. Supplementary content explains spider anatomy, dispels myths, answers common questions and more.
Everyone's an expert with Spidentify.
We’ve been hard at work improving Spidentify and we’re thrilled to share our newest changes with you. As you scroll through species in the app, our preview images now cycle through male, female and variations so you can see the differences at a glance. We have continued to add new species and additional images for those already included, including males and views from underneath. Other changes this update include:
- You can now share key information about a spider with your friends using the share button on each species page
- You can add filters when browsing the field guide, narrowing results by location, habitat, colour and more
- Distribution maps from the Atlas of Living Australia are now included
- Previews of spiders now include bite information, so you can see which species are dangerous at a glance
- A Help page has been added with troubleshooting information and developer contact details
- Identification results can now direct you to family and genus collections
- We have made changes in the back end which mean we can add more spiders, more often
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Works well and worth buying
Never sure about paying for an app before trying it but this one was well worth the gamble. It works smoothly and helped me identify several species quickly. I know a bit about spiders, having been interested for many year and studying entomology at uni. However, when it come to identification - this app proved more efficient than trawling through my books or searching online. Of course, not all species and variations will be on here, but you can at least narrow down family etc. If you can’t find it, you may have discovered a new species!
Summary: smooth app, servers online so it doesn’t take up too much space on your phone, lovely photos (really nice!). Overall, an awesome app and a worthy purchase if you love spiders or just want to identify them. Thanks for giving our eight-legged buddies some love!
One suggestion: I would like a feature on this app where you could upload photos and the community could comment and suggest identification of the spider.
Spidentify raises the bar for natural history apps
Australian spiders are poorly known, underappreciated, unnecessarily maligned and hard to learn about; this app changes all that. It is a field guide that simultaneously informs you about, and entices you into, the spider world. You can use the simple yet effective spider key, answering a series of multi-choice questions to quickly drill down to the spider you're staring at. Or you can just browse through the stunning photos and start a wish list of the ones you want to find next. It's very easy to navigate, with intuitive interfaces and just the right amount of information on each page. Yet there are many layers of information to explore. The app is peppered with fascinating natural history titbits in the Description and Behaviour sections for each spider, drawing from the extensive field experience of the authors. It's sure to cure arachnophobia but may cause arachnophilia.
This app is for everyone. For those householders keen to know who they share their house and backyard with, for those parents worried about their children and the spiders they may come into contact with, for keen students of zoology, for those who appreciate the natural world.....the list goes on.
The work that has gone into Spidentify is enormous and the work is presented in a way that’s accessible to everyone. It’s a wonderful scientific tool, well done to all concerned with its production.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.