Aquarium and Pond Plants of the World (http://idtools.org/id/appw) is currently undergoing a major update, nearly doubling the number of taxa included. The significantly expanded new edition will be called Aquatic Plants of the World, and it will be available as a Lucid Mobile App towards the end of 2017. The authors of Edition 3 are Shaun Winterton, Julia Scher, Jamie Burnett, and Amanda Redford.
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is set to release Lepidopteran Families of Biosecurity Concern, by Stacey Anderson and Glenn Bellis – An interactive Lucid key to assist in recognising families of targeted Lepidoptera of biosecurity concern using morphological characters of the adult.
This key should be available in May 2017 as a Lucid mobile app, via Goggle Play and Apple iTunes.
The mobile app edition of FunKey has now been updated, for existing users this update should become automatically available via your device update application.
A new Lucid v3.6 update is now available. It adds additional features and corrects several minor bugs. Changes include:
- Support for importing media against the features and states, using the media list format.
- Exporting full path feature and state lists to a text file. This is useful when wanting to create the media list import file. E.g. Fact Sheet Fusion supports importing this format.
- Options to quickly drop feature and state media.
- Support for transparent thumbnail image formats.
- New numeric state selection “out of play” warning, if the numeric features no longer applies to the remaining entities.
Five popular key products released over the past several years on DVD and USB now have a new update available.
This update upgrades the underlying identification technology to the very latest Lucid Player options available.
Users will now have three choices when it comes to using the identification keys.
- The Lucid Applet Player – More features, no install but requires the Java Runtime Environment and Firefox.
- The Lucid Application Player – More features, installed application, requires the Java Runtime Environment, but doesn’t need run within a web browser.
File size: 98MB
Date: 1st February 2017
- Updated the key deployment options and various deployable setup packages.
- Added a new media check reporting tool.
- Added new and improved image viewing interface to the Desktop application Player.
- Improved the media removal options within the Builder.
- Improved the way drag and drop works within the Builder.
- Updated underlying image handling components to improve thumbnailing, support of additional color palettes and transparency options.
- Removed the Applet Player as a deployment option.
- Removed the SDD import/export support.
- Changed some underlying default preference setting values in the Builder to give a better visual experience.
- Fixed several minor bugs and made underlying changes to default Java libraries to optimise the Builder and Desktop application Player under the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
- Updated the Help files.
If you have current Lucid maintenance this update is free. Otherwise, if you own v3.5 you can purchase the v3.6 upgrade via our on-line store.
Those who have pre-purchased the v3.6 upgrade will receive a separate email notification once your Lucidcentral.org account has been granted access to the v3.6 downloads.
We hope you enjoy version 3.6.
The Lucid Team
Hal Cogger, one of Australia’s foremost reptile experts, has developed a Lucid key to 223 Australian snakes. It is expected to be published under the Lucid Mobile platform in the next couple of months.
This very popular and impressive key has now been released as an app.
Rainforest Plants of Australia – Rockhampton to Victoria, is based on the popular interactive computer key (distributed as a USB) of the same name. The app includes the full identification key to 1140 species, fact sheets for all species and features used in the key, introductory and reference sections and over 8,000 images.
An illustrated, interactive key to the Australian heterobranch sea slug families.
The Australia heterobranch sea slugs not only have popular appeal among the public but they also hold scientific importance. NudiKey provides a simple, interactive tool to assist with their identification and an opportunity for users to become familiar with the external diagnostic characteristics found in this highly speciose group of gastropod molluscs. NudiKey summarises the essential characteristics of the epibenthic families and, using high quality photographs of living animals, comprises a comprehensively illustrated, user-friendly, interactive key.
Author: Matthew J. Nimbs