UW’s Burke Museum Herbarium Launches New Wildflower App
The UW Herbarium at the Burke Museum, the authors of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, and High Country Apps have partnered to produce the new Washington Wildflowers wildflower identification app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for more than 870 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines that occur in Washington and adjacent areas of British Columbia, Idaho, and Oregon.
The Center for Commercialization’s Senior Technology Manager, Valerie Carricaburu, worked with David Giblin, Collections Manager of the UW Herbarium, and High Country Apps to put in place a license agreement to distribute the Herbarium content and images.
Said Carricaburu, “Working with David, his collaborators and High Country Application has been a pleasure. The team established a very health collaborative relationship that yielded a beautiful product, and I’m confident the app will delight many Washignton nature lovers. I’m proud to have helped its transfer from University to end users.”
Now Available for Purchase at Amazon, Apple, and Google App Stores
The Washington Wildflowers app is now available at Amazon, Apple, and Google app stores for $7.99. A free intro version of the app that features 32 Washington wildflowers is also available at these stores. A portion of revenues from the app supports conservation and botanical exploration in the region.
Images: Screenshots of the Washington Wildflowers app. Images courtesy of University of Washington, Burke Museum, & High Country Apps, LLC.