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IBIRDWAITE'S GUIDENotes
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This table is based on a format used to compare iBird Pro to the competition. That table can be found at the link below.http://www.ibird.com/compare
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BASICSIBIRDWAITE'S GUIDENotes
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Developer/Publisher
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List Price$29.99 $49.99
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Sales Price$19.99 $9.99 iBird Pro 33% off sale, WGBA 500% off sale
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Universal AppYesNo, iPad onlyWGBA is a native iPad only app
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Free Lite vesion to try?Yes, iBird LiteYes, built inWGBA comes with a full database of 919 birds, 50 are active, remainder are locked but can be unlocked by an inapp purchase.
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Number of updates to date17None
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Number of species938919Some but not all Endemic Hawaii birds included in iBird Pro. In WGBA all Hawaii endemic will be unlocked via an inapp purchase.
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MAJOR INCLUSIONSIBIRDWAITE'S GUIDENotes
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ModesPortraitPortrait & Landscape
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Geographic rangeNorth America + HawaiiNorth America
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Hawaii included?YesNo
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Includes Drawings?YesYes
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Includes Photos?YesYes
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Includes Photos and Drawings?YesYes
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High Resolution Drawings and Photos?No, 576 px by 720 pxYes, 1200 px by 1500 pxWGBA images are approximately 4 times the resolution of iBird images
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Includes Field Marks?NoYes
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Includes Search Engine?YesYes
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Includes patented Intelligent Search Engine? (1)No Yes (2)
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eBird HotspotsNoNo
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Observation System?No, use iBird JournalNo, use iBird Journal
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FavoritesYesYesFav, Notes and List interface must easier to use in WGBA
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Favorite ListsYesYes
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NotesYesYes
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Backup System (Notes and Favs)iCloudDropboxDropbox allows syncing between any device
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Backup System (Photos)NoneDropbox
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Size of Database (3)620 MB1,200 MB
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Original Launch Date25-May-0921-Jun-13WGBA launched 4 years after iBird
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Species Pages. Click on a thumbnail to see how each app handles its "species" information pages.CommingComming
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IDENTIFICATION BENEFITSIBIRDWAITE'S GUIDENotes
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Number of Views of List46 (4)
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Match List nrrpwed by typing nameYesYes
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# of search attributes3538?
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Band Code search & displayYesYesiBird requires typing "&" in front of band code
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Latin Name serch & displayYesYesiBird requires typing "\" in front of band code
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MISCELLANEOUSIBIRDWAITE'S GUIDENotes
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Languages
English, Spanish and French
English
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NOTES
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1) Uses SAVE algorithm, US patent number 7,363,309 - Method and system for portable and desktop computing devices to allow searching, identification and display of items in a collectionhttp://www.google.com/patents/US7363309
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(1) Coming as inapp purchase with special focus
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(2) Uses Smart Attribute and Value Elimination
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(3) mostly database
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(4) Includes Large Thumbnail and Large Gallery
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