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.
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.
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
The Pacific Pest and Pathogens App has been updated again to include an additional 30 taxa and fact sheets, many of these being pests and pathogens of vegetable crops found in the Papua New Guinea highlands. The App now covers 300 pests and diseases.
Authors: Grahame Jackson et al.
Funded by: ACIAR, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
The MyCrop key Apps (Wheat, Barley, Oats, Canola and Pluses) have all been recently updated.