Aqua Life Images
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Description: Aqua Life Images is a collection of underwater photographs (from various photographers), with information about the marine life featured. It contains more than 700 images of aquatic life.
Pros: About 5-6% of the images are enabled for use as background wallpaper for your phone. Good images. Good information.
Cons: The black font used in this app isn’t always easy to read due to the darkness of some background images. You can’t blow up the images to full screen, except those enabled for background wallpaper. There is no landscape option.
Bottom Line: For $9.99, you get a lot of information about fish, but Aqua Life Images has a deceptive title. The app has a lot of great images, but for the most part they are small, and when you zoom in for detail, they get very grainy; it doesn’t appear that the developer allowed the images to rotate to landscape, either. The detailed information provided on each fish seems thorough enough. The app is on par with the price of most fish ID books out there. While it’s a nice collection of information, it’s definitely in the higher price range for iPhone apps.
To purchase, go to Aqua Life Images.
PADI Rescue Diver Michael Dombrowski, President of DomCo Electronics, Inc., is an Electrical and Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience specializing in iOS applications and rapid prototyping. He has created apps for the educational industry, including The Organwise Guys, and for the dive industry with RB Planner, as well as prototypes for the Arduino Community. To see more, visit his website at www.DomCoElectronics.com.