MOBILE APP: FROGS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
· 160 frogs · 1400 photographs · 152 calls · 70 videos
Frogs of Southern Africa
is the definitive interactive guide to frog identification
in southern Africa and is suitable for all nature lovers, amateur 'froggers', students and
Intuitive and accessible, the app introduces the user to 160 frog species in the region.
The species, with their tadpole stages, are comprehensively described, covering
conservation status, calls, distribution maps, habits, habitats and key ID points. The
genera are also fully described and illustrated, and a 'distinctive characters' feature
provides key information at a glance.
Identification is further aided by some 1400 photographs, 70 videos that record frog
behaviour, and 152 calls.
A Smart Search function uses four morphological characteristics, combined with
distribution maps and GPS-driven location-based data, to help users narrow down their
search and make a positive identification of the specimen they have found.
The Compare function allows users to view two different frog species side by side on the
same screen, which makes it easier to distinguish between species that are similar in
The app includes a Life List feature, which makes it possible for the more serious
frogger to store sightings, including the date of the observation, comments and GPS
location. This list can be exported to email.
The app also allows users to upload their sightings and other data to an online database
at the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) at the University of Cape Town, providing
scientists with valuable data about the distribution and conservation status of frog
species across southern Africa.
Easy to use, fun and educational, this app is the definitive tool for all nature lovers,
amateur froggers, students and professional scientists.