[ASC-list] Science apps

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Wed Nov 21 22:29:29 UTC 2012


Have you seen Cosmos mags new ipad app?  Its freaken fantastic.  Wonder how
much it cost? :)

S


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>    1. Inspiring Australia update: Museum Victoria Launches Field
>       Guide app (Jesse Shore)
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> From: "Jesse Shore" <jesse at prismaticsciences.com>
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> Subject: [ASC-list] Inspiring Australia update: Museum Victoria
> Launches Field Guide app
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> Developing purpose-built apps is potentially a very powerful tool for
> science communication. But the apps arena is still new to us and apps can be
> very expensive to create, test, promote and/or market. Are any ASCers
> working on apps that they can talk about? Here's news of a new science
> related app and a teaser for an upcoming app partially funded by Unlocking
> Australia's Potential grant round earlier this year.
> 
> For those divers and snorkelers amongst you, Museum Victoria today launched
> the Bunurong Marine National Park Field Guide app in conjunction with Parks
> Victoria.
> 
> The app documents over 300 species found in and around Bunurong Marine
> National Park, a park comprising over 2,000 hectares spread out along six
> kilometres of Victorian coastline. Museum Victoria has also previously
> released the Field Guide to Victorian Fauna, which provided images and
> details of over 700 species found throughout the state.
> 
> In combining new media with their existing resources, Museum Victoria is
> expanding its audience reach at the same time as making its content
> accessible anywhere, anytime, to Australians with a dedicated or just
> cursory interest in our native environment. It is envisaged that the app
> will be used not just by individual users, but by other educative
> institutions such as aquaria, schools and wilderness groups, helping to
> inspire a love of science and nature in more Australians.
> 
> Those of you who are interested in the app should also keep an eye out for
> Museum Victoria's next mobile device app - the Field Guide app to Australian
> Fauna. In partnership with other state and national institutions, and with
> the support of federal government Inspiring Australia initiative, the app
> will provide images and details of over 800 species found across Australia.
> 
> The Bunurong Marine National Park Field Guide app is available for free
> download from iTunes and Google Play.
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> Cheers, 
> Jesse
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> Jesse Shore
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