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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.

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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.

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!!!!!

Snake Spit & Spittlebugs

With all the rain we’ve been having this year there is quite an abundance of Snake Spit covering just about every Goldenrod I’ve come across. Someday I’ll have to actually take the time to find out where the name Snake Spit originated. The white frothy gobs of bubbly spit is not from a snake at all but from a small nymph called a Spittlebug. In late spring or early fall the adult Froghopper lays her eggs in the branches of plants, the following Spring when there is enough moisture the eggs hatch and the Froghopper nymph or Spittlebug begins it’s life cycle.

As soon as it hatches it begins to feed on the sap in the plants stem and produce the frothy spit you see clinging to the base of flower heads, or where the leaves connect to the stem of the plant. The spit that is produces keeps the nymph moist until it reaches the adult stage of its life cycle, without the moist environment it creates it would die. The bubbly mixture also serves as a thermal blanket for the bug keeping it cool in the hot afternoon sun and warm when the night time temperatures get colder. It also serves as a shelter keeping the nymph safe from Ladybugs, birds or other predators. If you were to carefully scrape the spit away from the stem you can find anywhere from one to several Spittlebug nymphs per each gob of foam, usually I only find one nymph living in each.

The Spittlebug nymph will reside in the foamy mixture for 4 to 6 weeks until it reaches the adult stage of its life cycle. They’re very well camouflaged and you have to look closely to find the nymphs once you remove the spit as they blend right in with the host plant. Once you start to disturb the frothy mixture they’ll try to escape and move away from the intrusion. They move fairly fast once they leave the protection of their spit glob. Once they become an adult Froghopper they will leave the protection of their foamy home to start the cycle all over gain.

Here’s a good shot of the Spittlebug nymph on a Goldenrod stem.      That big dark spot is one of its eyes which like most insects is out of proportion to its body size. The spittle they create is more unsightly than harmful to the plant.

Checkout the Spittlebug flick on the MyNature Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNatureApps?feature=mhum#p/u/6/t8jhcYJTFvA Enoy the outdoors!!  : )

Sequoia Natonal Park App

Sequoia Tracks, Trees, and Wildflowers for iOS – Complete Field Guide

Wevertown, NY    May 19, 2011 in Reference

[prMac.com] Wevertown, New York – MyNature today introduces Sequoia Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers 1.1 for iOS, their app that provides a complete, personal field guide to identifying the Animal Tracks, Trees, and Wildflowers of Sequoia National Park. Users will be able to easily identify tracks, scat, and sign left by more than 30 animals that inhabit the park, native trees, and 240 wildflowers. The app features searchable databases of: more than 30 tracks, with 700 photos, plus animal vocalizations; more than 30 species of trees with hundreds of drawings and photos; and 240 wildflowers with 680 images.

In each of the three categories, Tracks, Trees, and Wildflowers, the app helps the user make an identification by asking a series of questions that will greatly limit the number of possible candidates. The app is completely self-contained and requires no Internet connection. MyNature donates one dollar for each Sequoia app purchased to a general fund that is distributed to various national park foundations.

On launch in portrait mode, Sequoia Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers presents a title screen with four icon buttons: Tracks, Trees, Wildflowers, and MyNature Journal. Touching Tracks brings in the Animal Tracks Menu via a push transition. There are six buttons on the menu, including: Identify Tracks (six main categories, plus dozens of sub-categories); Identify Scat ((six main categories, plus dozens of sub-categories); All Animal Sounds (32 vocalizations, plus hundreds of images of Track and Gait); View All Animals (alphabetized list of 32 Species, plus hundreds of images of Track and Gait); Life List (personal log of type of identification of 32 Species, plus location, description, photo, etc.); and Other Info (Introduction & Directions, Field Notes, Making Plaster Casts, Glossary, etc.). All screens include an empty text field for searching.

Identify Animal Tracks Features:
* A searchable database of seven illustrated categories based on track size and shape – includes only animals found in the park
* View illustrations and photographs of each animal’s tracks (front and hind), gait pattern, and sign they leave behind
* Listen to each animal’s vocalization
* View a full color image of each animal in the wild
* Identify animal scat by using illustrated examples of five categories on scat size and shape
* View multiple images of each animal’s scat in the wild for comparison
* Life List, Tracking Tips, Plaster Casting and much more

Selecting Trees from the title screen brings in the Tree Guide Menu, including: Trees With Leaves, Trees With Needles, View All Species, Life List, and Other Info. Touching Trees With Leaves allows the user to search the tree database via a 15-item questionnaire, or list all 16 Species (Names, Descriptions, and hundreds of images). Choosing Trees With Needles also allows the user to search the tree database via a 15 item questionnaire, or list all 17 Species (Names, Descriptions, and hundreds of images). Selecting View All Species displays a scrollable list of all 33 tree Species (Names, Descriptions, and hundreds of images). The Life List allows the naturalist to fill in blank text fields (My Experience, Title, Location, Description, Images, Save to Life List). Other Info displays the following buttons: Directions, Tree Facts, Scientific Names and Meanings, Tree Morphology, Glossary, Credits and References, etc. All screens include a text search function.

Identify Trees Features:
* A 14 question illustrated search – just answer one or more questions and hit submit to see which trees match the characteristics selected
* Full color digital images of each tree’s leaf or needle, fruit or cone, profile, and bark
* A complete description of identifying characteristics for each tree
* Your own personal Life List to record the trees you have identified
* View all Species, Scientific Names and Their Meanings, Tree Facts and more

The Flower Guide Menu offers: Identify Flowers, View All Species, Life List, and Other Info. Identify Flowers includes a 15 question search, of which the user need answer one to five questions for an accurate identification. View All Species displays a scrollable list of 240 species with common and scientific names. Touching any name allows the user to drill down to descriptions, drawings, full screen photos, a virtual ruler, etc. All screens are searchable via text input.

Identify Wildflowers Features:
* A 15 question illustrated search – answer one or more questions and submit your choices to see which flower has been found
* Illustrated drawings of every flower in the app, vital for comparing leaf position, leaf shape, and the overall appearance of the flower for identification
* A beautiful full color image of each flower
* Your personal Life List to record your discoveries
* Flower Morphology, and how Pollination works
* A built in ruler and much more

“This is the first iOS app specifically designed to identify the flora and fauna of Sequoia National Park in California,” stated company spokesperson, Jeff Greco. “Everyone who enjoys exploring nature, no matter what their level of knowledge and experience, will love using Sequoia Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers.”

Language Support:
* US English

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 199 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sequoia Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers 1.1 for iOS is $9.99 (USD) and available through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.

Located in Wevertown, New York, the MyNature Inc. team is a small independent software company founded by Jeff 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. 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.

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Apps for the Great Outdoors

Much to our surprise we found out that our flagship app MyNature Animal Tracks was selected  by Apple for their “Apps for the Great Outdoors”  campaign.  This isn’t the first time Apple has featured our Animal Track app.  Last summer with the introduction of the iPhone 4 Apple had used the track app as one of their featured selections in their advertising campaign.  Were very pleased to be selected again and find it an honor to be in the spotlight, but more importantly that were helping people connect with the great outdoors and providing an education in nature.

Follow our tracks to the iTunes store and look for this icon. 

With the Mynature Animal Track app you’ll be able to tell the difference between Moose tracks and Elk tracks, Grizzly Bear scat and Mtn. Lion scat. The difference in shape of a Bobcat and Red Fox Track, read animal sign, how to make plaster cast and the best places to find tracks.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors !!

Arbor Day Sale

One of our favorite days of the year , Arbor Day is tomorrow and to help celebrate the occasion we’ll be once again having a BIG app day sale.  Tomorrow and tomorrow only!! all 6 of the MyNature Apps will be on sale for .99 cents, that’s a huge savings of $6.00 off our Animal Tracks and Tree Guide to as high as $9.00 off our National Park series.

Coming off our huge giveaway last week for Earth Day where we had more than 8,000 downloads total over a 32 hour period we wanted to once again offer a special to help promote an “Education in Nature”

If you ever wanted to tell the difference between a Moose track and an Elks track, or  Moose Scat from a Beavers (yes, their somewhat similar)  then you definitely want to stop by the App Store and pick up a copy of the MyNature Track and Scat App on Friday. We don’t skimp on our apps, we have all the mammals you would be interested in identifying included in our guide, over 45 total and each animal featured has a complete library of images including  illustrated track and gait drawings, multiple digital images of tracks in the wild, gait patterns, scat, animal sign, range maps, sound files and an image of the animal itself.

What Would Arbor Day be without a Tree? Pretty boring actually, but no worries we have over 200 trees in our Tree Guide that you would commonly find across North America. Did you know that we were in fact the first to offer a tree app that actually helped you identify a tree.  All you have to do is answer 1 or any combination of 15 easy to understand illustrated questions to give you a list of possible trees that match your answer. The more questions you can answer the more specific the search results will be and in many instances lead you to the exact tree. You’ll  be able to quickly tell the difference between a Red Pine and a Whitebark Pine, what the difference is between a Spruce and a Fir Tree. Identify a tree by the color of its bark or type of fruit. We didn’t skimp on this guide either, for every tree included in the MyNature Tree Guide you can view an illustrated drawing of the leaf or needle, a digital image of the leaf or needle as well as the fall color for many of the trees. We also have digital pictures of each trees bark, fruit, profile and range maps as well.  Were even planning a future update in the next few months and we’ll be adding roughly 24 more trees as well as a new user interface.

If your heading out to Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks this summer then you should definitely be here for Fridays big Arbor Day sale and save $9.00 on our Tracks, Trees and Wildflower app for those parks.  These are park specific guides, only the animals, trees and wildflowers that are found there are included in our National Park series.  We have the same great features from our Tracks and Tree apps combined with  Wildflowers for a very informative app on the flora and fauna of Yosemite or Sequoia National Parks. The wildflower section alone contains over 240 commonly found wildflowers. The only thing more knowledgeable than this app would be a park ranger!! Keep an eye out in the next month for this growing series of National Park apps to include the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Happy Arbor Day!!

Celebrate National Parks Week

Were all about National Parks week here at MyNature.  April 16th is the start of  National Parks Week and to help you celebrate were having a 50% off sale on our two newest park apps.  Yosemite Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers and Sequoia/Kings Canyon Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers.  Both nature apps hit the iTunes store just in time for the holiday week.  Soon to join the MyNature  National Park series will be Tracks, Trees & Wildflowers of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier and Grand Teton National Park. We’ll surely have a nature app for you no matter which park your heading to!!

With any one of our National Park apps you be able to identify over 30 animal tracks, the sign they make as well as the scat the leave behind.  Not sure whether it’s a Grizzly Bear track or Black Bear track, Mule Deer scat or Moose Scat, no worries it’s all in the app.  Maybe one of those Gray Wolves out in Yellowstone just chased you up a tree…… yep!! you guessed it, you can even ID the tree while your sitting in it waiting for help to arrive.  And guess what? if you are rescued from that tree and your walking back to  camp make sure you stop and smell the flowers.  We’ve got over 240 wildflowers packed into our National Park app.  Answer any one or a combination of the MyNature 15 question search and you’ll be able to  tell the difference between Baby Blue Eyes and a Black Eyed Susan.  You’ll know more than the resident Naturalist in no time. The MyNature National Park App will identify whatever has 4 legs, grows tall or flowers pretty, this will soon become your favorite app on your outdoor expedition.

Look for anyone of our National Parks icons to  take along on your next trip.  Learn a little nature, tracks, trees and wildflowers, you’ll be glad you did. 

Happy Parks Week America !!

Tree App Giveaway!!

In celebration of all your hard work over the year we’re having a Labor Day App Giveaway. Just follow us on Twitter @mynatureapps or join our Facebook Group @ www.facebook.com/natureguides  and tell us you want to rate the MyNature Tree App and we’ll send you out a free promo code.

MyNature Tree App 1.1 Released

I’m finally happy to say that version 1.1 of the MyNature Tree app is ready for sale in the App Store. The MyNature Tree Guide is a identification tool for over 190 trees found across North America. Version 1.1 of our tree app addressed a crashing problem with use on the iPhone 4.  We’ll be running some special free app give aways over the next few days through Twitter and our Natureguides page on Facebook.   Happy Hiking !