FOCUS SHORT

National Geographic uses Košice app

USERS of iPhones are no longer limited to Angry Birds. Now they can learn about the lives and behaviour of birds in the real world, thanks to IT experts from the Košice-based office of Ixonos, which has developed a bird watching application for the popular magazine National Geographic, which turns a smartphone into an ornithological encyclopaedia, the Hospodárske Noviny financial daily wrote in late January.

USERS of iPhones are no longer limited to Angry Birds. Now they can learn about the lives and behaviour of birds in the real world, thanks to IT experts from the Košice-based office of Ixonos, which has developed a bird watching application for the popular magazine National Geographic, which turns a smartphone into an ornithological encyclopaedia, the Hospodárske Noviny financial daily wrote in late January.

“This is the first complete encyclopaedic and illustrated book of birds … transformed into a mobile application,” said Roman Klimčík, the general director of the Košice-based arm of Ixonos.

For now the app is available only for iPhones and iPads, as National Geographic is focusing on the Apple brand and its clients.

But Slovak developers have already developed versions for Windows Phone and Android.

The application National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America, enables easy identification of all birds on the basis of several criteria.

The user can also keep records of what kinds of birds were seen and when.

A total of seven programmers at the Košice-based office worked on the application for eight months. Ixonos is currently negotiating with National Geographic about publishing another encyclopaedia.
If negotiations are successful, they could start working this summer.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: IT


Top stories

Owls indicate spring is coming

Male owls lured by bird calls fly in to take a look at the intruder.

Long-eared owl

“By a sharp knife” cuts through the heart of injustice in Slovakia

A film inspired by the 2005 murder of student Daniel Tupý will be premiered to the Slovak public on February 21.

Director Teodor Kuhn behind the scenes of Ostrým Nožom.

The moment that changed my perception of the media

One flew over the newsprint: Images from the history of the Sme daily

Alexej Fulmek (right) and Karol Ježík in the early days of Sme.