Guide To Dog Breeds: Written iPhone App Review
Do you really like dogs? We mean, do you really like learning, looking, and generally thinking about dogs? If so, then boy have we got the app for you! It’s called Guide to Dog Breeds by William Habdas, and if you’ve been looking for an exhaustive source of information about your friendly canine companions, this is the big one. It comes loaded with about as many entries as you can stand and then some. And for our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Guide to Dog Breeds is more or less exactly what its name says it is. It’s an app that enables the curious to learn just about anything they ever wanted to know about dogs. This is done through the app’s main list of species, which includes every strand and strain of dog you can think of. If you’d like to sort them out by region for a unique perspective on things, you can also do that. All in all, we could’t find a single breed missing, which means the developer has done his job rather well.
The information provided is good, though at times a bit standard. Each entry also comes with a photo reference section, which we appreciated greatly. That being said, Guide to Dog Breeds also has a backdoor: Any information that it doesn’t have it will readily find on the Internet for you. This makes it incredibly simple to dig a bit deeper into the mix, and we don’t know what we would do without it. This is a great way to flesh out any app’s content, and the end results here are polished quite well.
Graphics and Interface
In fact, the information contained within Guide to Dog Breeds is so good and so dense, that we really only have one complaint with it: At its best, Guide to Dog Breeds is only a decent looking app. At other times, it’s a fair bit more than ugly. Now, we know we’re picky, but we’re really hesitant to let an app that still makes use of tabbed navigational controls and lists slide. Our complaints aside, however, Guide to Dog Breeds could very easily sort itself out with only a few updates and some minor changes, as the framework and content kept here is spot-on for what we’d like.
And at the end of the day, nowhere else will you find a one dollar repository of this many canine-related factoids. It’s truly a marvel, and if you’re into dogs, we promise you’ll get quite a bit out of the app. Obviously the looks factor into this, but at its core, Guide to Dog Breeds is a just a darn good rip through the world of the furry companion. So if that sounds like a dollar well spent, then we can assure you it will be!
Guide to Dog Breeds requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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