October 17, 2019

MyNature Animal Tracks MyNature Tree Guide MyNature Animal Tracks MyNature Fishing App

Findmysoft.com, Aimal Track App Review.

Were very pleased to post the latest review of the MyNature Animal Track App. The app was reviewed by George Norman of findmysoft.com Thank you George!!

 

I’m a fan of the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead” and one thing that always impresses me is how Darryl (played by Norman Reedus, actor you may know from The Boondock Saints) can track animals and people in the forest. If that were me, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I would be in a lot of trouble. My tracking skills are, well, less than spectacular.

Whenever I need help with something, I turn to software for a helping hand. There are apps out there for everything I can think of and that includes tracking animals in the forest. The MyNature Inc-developed and appropriately named app MyNature Animal Tracks is the one that will come to my aid in this situation.

When you’re out fishing or hiking or doing something else and you see a set of tracks, take out your iPhone, launch the MyNature Animal Tracks app and it will help you figure out what animals left those tracks, which way the animal is heading, and how long ago the animal left those tracks.

The developer advises anyone who wants to get the MyNature Animal Tracks app to ask themselves a few questions and if the answer to those questions is affirmative, then go ahead and get the app. Those questions are:
Are you looking for an easy and fun way to identify animal tracks and scat?
Did you always wish you knew how to identify tracks you were finding?
Do you want to make your time outdoors more educational and enjoyable?

You don’t have to be an expert to identify tracks in the wild; you just need the right app to help you out. That app is MyNature Animal Tracks. It is a user-friendly app with a large database that will help you identify what animals left the set of tracks you’re looking at and how long ago those tracks were made. If you’re an outdoorsy type of man who needs this sort of functionality, you’re very well advised to get the MyNature Animal Tracks app.

What we like

  • Easy to use
  • Nice interface
  • Large database with illustrations and beautiful photos
  • Sound files for an example of each animal’s vocalization
  • Doesn’t need internet access
  • Built-in ruler
  • Journal
  • Numerous rave reviews from the media and the users
MyNature Animal Tracks Editor’s Review Rating

MyNature Animal Tracks has been reviewed by on 08 Dec 2011. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated MyNature Animal Tracks 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential

 

 

MyNature App for Calculating Fish Weight

Next time you bring your iPhone or Droid fishing you can leave the scale back at home.  MyNature Apps just released the app for calculating a fish’s weight by utilizing just two measurements of your catch.  By measuring the length and girth of your fish, entering those two measurements into their correct field and selecting calculate the app will give you a result that is within 10% of the fish’s actual weight.  You’ll be able to calculate the weight of multiple species of fish by selecting several categories.

  • Trout, Salmon
  • Bass
  • Bluegill, Perch, Sunfish
  • Catfish, Carp
  • Muskies, Pike, Gar, Pickerel
  • Walleye, Sauger
  • Sturgeon and a general selection for calculating other species.

Included in the app is a quick reference pop-up screen to give the user the numerical conversions for fraction of an inch measurements. You’ll be able to quickly convert fractional measurements of as little as 1/16th of an inch.

In this compact little app we have also included one extra page of Catch and Release tips. Learning how to properly release a fish back into the water will greatly increase its chance of survival and your ability to catch that same fish another day.

If you need to know the weight of your fish, get the app and skip the scales, MyNature Fish Weight Calculator.

Good Luck on the Water!!

What Animal Track Did You Find?

There are quite a few hoofed animals running around North America. Big ones, small ones, fast ones and slow ones. The abundance of them may leave you wondering whose track you found. Below are 8 hoofed mammal tracks, see if you can match up the track to the animal.

  • Whitetail Deer
  • Wild Boar
  • Mule Deer
  • Bison
  • Caribou
  • Mose
  • Elk
  • Antelope

Whitetail and Mule Deer will be difficult to ever tell apart by just an image but take your best guess.  Scroll down to the bottom to reveal the answers.

A

B

C

D

E

F 2 1/2 inches long

G

H

 

You can turn your Andriod or iPhone  into a field guide to animal tracks with the MyNature Animal Track and Scat App and you’ll know for certain whose track you did find!!

Look below for the answers and let us know how you did.

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

v

  • A – Whitetail track
  • B – Mule Deer track
  • C – Antelope track
  • D – Caribou track
  • E – Bison track
  • F – Wild Boar track
  • G – Elk track
  • H – Moose track

Enjoy the Outdoors!!

A Great Week for MyNature!

This turned out to be a great week for MyNature with a little free publicity on our nature apps around the country, in fact around the world. Our Animal Track App was mentioned in an article for Scientific American as one of the 6 best apps for the outdoors. You can view that article on the Scientific American website.

A pleasant surprise arrived in our PO Box just yesterday and that was the recent issue of iPhone Life Magazine. I had no idea they were doing a selection of best app for the outdoors again but hey, I won’t complain. The Animal Track App was not only one of the featured apps with a 5 star rating for the outdoors but the Track Icon was also featured on the front cover. That’s big for us, we’ve been in iPhone Life a total of three times now but never had we made the front cover. Obviously the people over at iPhone Life love our Track App and we thank them for that. Keep on Tracking iPhone Life!!

We were also invited to join the #B2SAppSpecials on Twitter. That involved adding our Animal Tracks and Tree App to a special back to school sale promotion for educational apps for teachers to use in the classroom. For this weekend both those apps are on sale for $4.99  which is $2.00 off our regular pricing. Anyone can stop by the app store and take advantage of the special weekend pricing to get an education in nature. promotion for educational apps for teachers to use in the classroom. For this weekend both those apps are on sale for $4.99  which is $2.00 off our regular pricing. Anyone can stop by the app store and take advantage of the special weekend pricing to get an education in nature.

Happy Hiking!!

What’s a Good Tree App?

I’ve been asked so many times “What’s a good tree app” that I figured I may as well do a quick blog post on what a good tree app for a field guide should have for content.  So without further ado here’s my checklist.

  • The one most important thing any outdoor or nature app should have is the ability to be self contained, that is, not rely on a wireless signal.  I don’t have a solid figure on how much of North American wilderness has cell coverage but if I were a betting man I would say less than 20%. I’ve hiked all over the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, the North Woods of Maine and parts of the Pacific Coast and cell service was pretty non existent in all those places. If any app your installing for outdoor use relies on wireless service then that app is totally useless, delete it now and save yourself future frustration.
  • A good tree app should have a search feature that walks you through a series of questions or selections to narrow down the possible choices of what your trying to identify. Either the first or last selection in that search feature should be your physical location.  There’s no need in filtering through oak trees native to California if your in the state of Vermont.
  • A trees leaf or needle structure should be the main focus of any search, for example; Are the leaves opposite or alternate? Are the needles in groups of 2, 3 0r 5?  Are the leaves compound, how long are they, are they lobed etc. ?
  • In a really good tree app there should be a complete library of images of the following for each tree featured: leaf or needle, bark, profile, fruit or cone, fall leaf  and range map.

Those are the absolute basics a tree app should have to perform well. You may be thinking Image Recognition for trees, seen it, tested it and I’m here to tell you it’s a great idea if it worked but it just simply doesn’t. One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that an image recognition app is going to tell you the exact tree your trying to ID. It doesn’t. What it does is give you a list of possible matches and the user has to go through that list and find out which tree is a match.

So which app fits all the characteristics mentioned?  What’s a good tree app?  I’m a little biased on that but I can tell you it’s the MyNature Tree Guide.  It does all that’s mentioned above plus more!  Is it free? No, not free but it works and after all isn’t that what you want in an app.

Enjoy the Outdoors!

MyNature Fishing Knots; Press Release

MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 for iOS-Animated Knot Tying with Instructions -
Published on 08/02/11 

MyNature today introduces MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 for iOS, their new
Reference app that features 3D animations of knots being tied, plus illustrated,
step-by-step written instructions. Including the 13 knots most commonly used
today in fishing, the app's continuous, highly realistic animations can be
stopped at any time, studied, and then restarted. There are four chapters, each
with text, illustrations, and an animation: Tie Line to a Reel, Tie Line to a
Hook, Join Two Lines, and Tie a Loop.

Wevertown, New York - MyNature today is pleased to introduce MyNature Fishing
Knots 1.0 for iOS, their new Reference app that features computer generated, 3D
animations of knots being tied, plus illustrated, step-by-step written
instructions. Including the 13 knots most commonly used today in fishing, the
app's continuous, highly realistic animations can be stopped at any time,
studied, and then restarted. There are four chapters, each with text,
illustrations, and an animation: Tie Line to a Reel, Tie Line to a Hook, Join
Two Lines, and Tie a Loop. MyNature Fishing Knots is an invaluable reference
source for anyone who has ever had difficulty tying a fishing knot.

13 Knots Included:
* Arbor Knot is used to tie the line to the arbor (central post) of the reel
* Uni Knot is a terminal knot most often used in tying a line to a hook, swivel,
or lure
* Snell Knot was first used to tie a line directly to the shank of eyeless hooks
* Palomar Knot is a terminal knot used for attaching monofilament or braided
line to a hook, swivel, or lure
* Trilene Knot is recommended for use with fluorocarbon lines as a terminal knot
* Improved Clinch Knot is recommended for use with light to mid-weight lines as
a terminal knot
* Nail Knot is used in fly-fishing to attach a leader to the fly line or the fly
line to the backing
* Blood Knot is used for joining two lines of similar diameter, e.g. tippet and
leader
* Surgeon's Knot is one of the most used and easiest to learn of all joining
knots
* Albright Knot is used in tying any two lines together, irrespective of their
diameters
* Perfection Loop is used to tie a loop in the end of a line or leader
* Surgeon's Loop is used most often in fly-fishing to attach the leader to the
fly line
* Rapala Knot is used to tie a line directly to a lure (not a swivel)

Fishing Knots 1.0 applies modern, 3D computer animation technology to help solve
an old problem: learning how to tie fishing knots. Even with the benefit of a
live instructor, knot tying can be challenging, especially when trying to learn
it in the field. There have been instruction manuals and even videos, but
Fishing Knots goes beyond most previous efforts. Unlike some videos, where there
are a series of still photos of the knot in various stages of its creation, this
app shows a continuous, smooth animation of the knot through every stage, from
start to finish. And it is superior to videos that show the construction of the
knot live, in close-up, because there are no hands or fingers to obscure any
detail. 

Photo-realistic, real-time animations of knot tying are the ideal way to clearly
see and understand the process. The animation can be stopped, reversed, and
re-started at will, making learning significantly easier than otherwise. The app
also includes step-by-step written directions for each knot with accompanying
drawings for reference.

"Now you can sit down with your iPad or iPhone, and learn in minutes how to make
all 13 of the most commonly used fishing knots," stated developer Jeff Greco.
"No matter how good your gear, you'll get better results using better knots."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 32.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide
exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are
available upon request.

MyNature: http://mynatureapps.com
MyNature Fishing Knots 1.0: http:/2011/07/fishing-knots/
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mynature-fishing-knots/id448921566?mt=8
Screenshot 1: http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple/7b/37/39/mzl.ygasczgj.320x480-75.jpg
Screenshot 2: http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple/e8/ba/11/mzl.ibulhcsz.320x480-75.jpg
Application Icon: http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple/e8/b2/58/mzl.nrkndklb.175x175-75.jpg

Located in Wevertown, New York, the MyNature Inc. team is a small independent
software company founded by Jeff Greco and Laura Greco. With a focus on the OS X
and iOS platforms, MyNature's passion is to promote an education in nature
through smartphone technology. Their flagship app is a series of six multi-media
guides to US National Parks, Tracks, Trees and Wildflowers. Copyright (C) 2011
MyNature Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad
are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Fishing Knots

This past week MyNature Fishing Knots made its debut in the App Store. Our latest app is actually one part of a larger, future app that will be coming out in the Spring of 2012. MyNature Fishing Knots feature 13 of the most common knots used on the water today.

*Arbor Knot
* Uni Knot
* Snell Knot
* Palomar Knot
* Trilene Knot
* Improved Clinch Knot
* Nail Knot
* Blood Knot
* Surgeon’s Knot
* Albright Knot
* Perfection Loop
* Surgeon’s Loop
* Rapala Knot

Each knot is fully illustrated with step by step instructions for tying and is also animated so you can stop and start a video to follow along with each turn to make sure you learn the knot correctly. MyNature Fishing Knots is .99 and you can find us in the App Store at the following link   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mynature-fishing-knots/id448921566?mt=8

Nature Apps

This past week saw the addition of four more of our National Park Tracks, Trees & Wildflower Apps released for the iPhone. Yellowstone National Park, Glacier, Grand Teton and Grand Canyon National Park join Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon in our growing list of Nature Apps.  The MyNature National Park App series are specific identification field guides for animal tracks, tree and wildflowers species found within each national park.  You’ll be able to identify over 30 mammal tracks, native trees and anywhere from 120 to 240 wildflowers depending on which national park your visiting.

Were proud to add the National Park series of nature apps to our growing list of available apps for your iPhone.  Our flagship app MyNature Animal Tracks which recently underwent a major update and the MyNature Tree Guide is currently in the shop where were updating that popular guide with a new, sleeker UI and adding a few dozen new species of trees to the list.

What’s in store for future Nature Apps with us?  Well, we would like to expand our National Park series with 1 or 2 new parks in the coming year. Within the next few weeks our newest app on Fishing Knots should be in the app store. That app will feature 13 common fishing knots and is a preview of what to expect in the MyNature Fish Guide which were hoping to have out by the Spring of 2012, just in time for Trout season!

We here at MyNature Inc. would like to thank you for your support over the past two years and we know that with your continued support and positive feedback we can achieve future growth in the field of Nature Apps and bring you exceptional content to help you enjoy your days in the field.

Happy Hiking  !!

****Huge Independence Day Sale****

In celebration of the birthday of the United States of America we’re having a HUGE 70% off our regularly priced apps. In fact every app we have on nature is reduced to $2.99 for the 4th of July weekend only.

Nature Apps

National Park Series

This 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to pick up one of the MyNature Apps, get outdoors and experience the beauty this great country has and celebrate the birth of the greatest nation on Earth.

Happy Birthday America!!!!!

Summer Tree Sale !!

Save 50% for a limited time only on our Summer Tree App Sale. Our regular price of $6.99 has been reduced to $3.99 for a limited time only to celebrate Summers arrival.
Click here to view in iTunes.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mynature-tree-guide/id377452068?mt=8