Victoria, Australia – MyiPadGuides today announced the release of The Botanical Guide, a valuable tool for students, gardeners, nursery personnel and nature lovers. The guides interactive drawings will be of particular interest to anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge of plants and learn how to effectively and efficiently identify their various characteristics. With the Botanical Guide you’ll uncover myriad mysteries of the plant world. A fascinating exploration awaits with features such as:

* Plant types
* Leaf types and details
* Fruits and SeedsFlower types and details
* Stems and roots
* Inflorescent Morphology
* Monocotyledons
* Dicotyledons
* Vegetative spread
* Sedges
* Grasses
* Pith types
* Leaf arrangements
* Plant components
* Botanical terms with search facility

The interactive drawings make it is easy to compare leaves or flower details, and learn their definitions. The guide makes good use of iPad technology, with its touch and swipe interface.

Associate professor Dr Geoff Burrows from Sturt University has been the scientific advisor. Dr Burrows says: “This app is an illustrated botanical dictionary or glossary. The listing of several hundred botanical terms, each with a definition and illustration and a link to additional information, is beyond anything else I’ve seen in the App Store.”

The printed version of the app has been recommended for use in university botany departments and has sold over 20,000 copies.

Developer Neville Franks says: “People are intrigued with botany but often don’t know how to access this field which they perceive as complex and confusing. Our app makes such an entry into botany very easy. The field guide is conveniently divided into logical sections. Finding details and their definitions can be achieved with a few taps and swipes.”

Designer Stefan Mager says: “Botany can be addictive. Once this vast natural world opens up, the eye sees more detail that wants to be identified. In this way the app not only provides knowledge but also increases personal enjoyment and satisfaction by making the user more aware of the surrounding environment.”

The Botanical Field Guide is the first in a series of Guides designed specifically for Tablet devices. It is the culmination of 18 months of development by Stefan and Neville, utilizing their extensive experience in rich graphic design, information gathering and software development.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 17.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Botanical Guide 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. For more information about The Botanical Guide please contact Stefan Mager or Neville Franks or visit MyiPadGuides online.

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MyiPadGuides is a owned and run by Stefan Mager and Neville Franks. Stefan has been a publisher for many years specialising in concise reference materials. Neville has been developing software for over 25 years and has several successful products in use around the world. Copyright (C) 2012 Soft As It Gets Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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