25 Nov '11, 8am

New app for iPhones and iPads lets you step into the wild without leaving the concrete jungle

LONDON - Ever wanted to take a step into the wild without leaving the concrete jungle? If you wanted to embark on a digital safari via live shots of animals, you are in luck. The Zoological Society of London has released the Instant Wild app, which is currently available for iPhones and iPads. The app allows you to view animals as they pass through camera traps, and is currently available for free. For those without iOS devices, the images can also be viewed on an Internet browser. The app streams images from camera traps, which are used to monitor the biodiversity of the areas each camera is based in, so that scientists can get an idea of the local species within each area. However, due to the number of images that can be produced, identifying each animal can be a slow and tedious process for conservationists. To simplfy the identification process, the Instant Wild app wa...

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