Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
birdJam, the popular bird identification tool for the Apple iPod and iPhone, has just released “birdJam: The App”, a free downloadable app from the Apple iTunes Store. Together with birdJam Maker, the new app makes it fast and easy to find the excellent bird songs, distinctive photographs, new range maps, quiz and other essential information for bird identification. The bright and uncluttered birdJam screen makes it simple and quick to find a desired species even in difficult field conditions.
More than 500 downloads of the birdJam app have occurred in less than a week. Reviews include such accolades as “amazing, awesome and super quick.” One reviewer commented, "This is an awesome app. I love that I can access all the birds from one place. I like the smoothness of the range maps when it flips from one screen to the next."
birdJam designers Jay Davis and Charlie Haynes focused their attention on very rapid access to information key to identifying birds. As Haynes regularly comments, "We want people to focus on the birds--not on trying to use their iPods or iPhones to tap through to hidden information. So, we kept it simple and uncluttered to make it fast."
The birdJam bird songs feature varied sounds and calls, generally about 30 seconds in length. The intuitive playlists are organized by region, and then listed alphabetically, taxonomically, by habitat and family groups, and then "sound alikes." The bird song collections are based on CDs from the Stokes, Cornell, and other bird song recordings.
Most birdJam app controls are on a single screen, including song start-stop, volume and repeat. A single touch rotates the screen from the bird photograph to the range map. A flick of the finger scrolls the screen to the next bird in the playlist.
The birdJam range maps are based on maps from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. The bird names can be displayed in English, French, Spanish or Scientific.
The automated quiz will play a song from a specific playlist but the photograph will not be shown, giving a birder the opportunity to identify the species before tapping the screen to see the name of the bird. A flick of the finger moves the birder to the next bird song quiz.
Widely acknowledged as an extremely popular bird identification tool, birdJam has been reviewed in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Birder’s World, ABA Birding Magazine and many other magazines, newspapers, web sites and blogs. Visit http://www.birdjam.com to learn more. Many birdJam reviews are available at http://www.birdjam.com/customer_reviews. birdJam bird song samples are available at http://www.birdjam.com/learn.php.