eLifeFormsW, a World Life Forms Sampler of the World - An Introductory Life Form App is a member of the World Life Forms family of products designed to provide easy to use and powerful tools for accessing, displaying and exploring the world's diverse life forms.
Presenting over 1,600 life forms (counts by class are below), eLifeFormsW presents sample life forms by common name, scientific name and taxonomy.
A geography browser provides drill down by major geographical regions.
Thumbnail images may be toggled on and off for browsing.
The standard presentation views of each life form are the summary, image, narrative and taxonomy views.
Taxon segment menu for Micro (Microbiology), Marine (Echinoderm, Mollusca, Ponifera), Plant (Fern, Gymnosperm, Monocots & Dicots), Insects (Arthropods, Beetles, Butterflies & Moths) and Animals (Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds & Mammals). For ease of access the following segment groupings have been made: Fungi and Monera are grouped in the Micro segment. Sharks are grouped in the Fishes segment. Hymenoptera (ants, wasps, bees), Diptera (flies) and Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets) are grouped in the Other Insects segment. Sorting and grouping by alphabet or taxonomy remain integral. The groupings are merely quick links to life forms of interest.
Scientific English Count
Amphibia Salamanders And Frogs 5
Araneae Spiders 3
Aves Birds 259
Cephalopoda Octopus And Squid 4
Coleoptera Beetles 146
Crustacea Crabs And Allies 6
Dicotyledoneae Dicots 301
Filicinae Ferns - True And Allies 15
Gymnospermae Conifers & Allies 46
Hymenoptera Bees & Wasps 6
Lepidoptera Butterflies 222
Lepidoptera Moths 71
Mammalia Mammals 164
Microbiology Micro-organisms 20
Monocotyledoneae Monocot 104
Odonata Dragonflies 6
Orthoptera Grasshoppers 3
Reptilia Reptiles 108
Scorpionida Scorpions 3
Teleostomi Fish - Boney 76
- add new species and images
- improve image presentation
- optimize for new iOS 8 and new devices
- fix latin common name toggle for iPad
- maintenance and various other fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Good content, but app needs work.
Good content, I love that it includes all levels of classification...perfect for an activity I do with my students. Just wish it was a little more user friendly, such as clicking on the maps to choose regions. Not quite sure why after choosing North America it shown more specific regions, but then won't let me pick them.
When I try to find the Labrador duck on taxon mode it exits the app!!!!! But why why why? Please fix it or I'll force delete it.
Work in progress
I have been searching for this sort of app since I got the phone, I am happy to have found it. However some of the text us hard to read and a search function would be nice. The species represented are limited.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.