Shorebirds 2020 Web App for iPhone, iPods and Androids

Written by Birds Australia

The shorebirds 2020 Identification booklet is now available as an I Phone Application. It has been developed by Neil Shelley, one of our volunteers, to be made available for free to everyone interested in our migratory and resident shorebirds.

  • Download the iPhone Web App that helps you identify and learn more about shorebirds
  1. Point Safari on the iPhone at http://www.penboc.org.au/shorebirds/
  2. Tap on the “+” or ‘forward arrow’ on the toolbar at the bottom of the Safari screen
  3. Tap on “Add to Home Screen” and change the name to “Oz Shorebirds”
  4. Tap on “Save”or “Add”
  5. You should now have an icon on your home screen (of a Hooded Plover) that you can tap on to run the app
  6. You can also use it on a Mac or PC via Safari or Google Chrome (and some other browsers, but not Internet Explorer or Firefox).

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For I Pod users

  • The iPod Touch has Wi-Fi capability, so if you have a Wi-Fi network you can get the web app on your iPod.
  • Go into Settings, turn on Wi-Fi and connect to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Then do the following on the iPod Touch:
    1. Point Safari at http://www.penboc.org.au/shorebirds/
    2. Tap on the “+” on the toolbar at the bottom of the Safari screen
    3. Tap on “Add to Home Screen” and change the name to “Oz Shorebirds”
    4. Tap on “Save”
    5. There should now be an icon on the home screen (of a Hooded Plover) that you can tap on to run the app
  • Then go back into Settings and turn off Wi-Fi
  • While in Settings check that Bluetooth and Location Services are turned off (you don’t need any of these on for an iPod Touch and they just drain the battery).
  • Even though the app is a website (ie. a web app), the content should be cached on the iPhone/iPod Touch so that it is accessible when the Internet isn’t available.
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