August 23rd, 2015
Updated: Mar 26, 2014
Size: 33.4 MB
Seller: Xco Software LLC
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Smithsonian's National Zoo by XCO Software LLC
DescriptionThe Official App of the Smithsonians National Zoological Park features maps, tours, animals, news, and todays activities. Hundreds of animal species are described in detail along with live cams and movies featuring our pandas, gorillas, lions, tigers, and flamingos. This spectacular app includes information, tips, and guided tours for everyone including kids, parents, and anyone who loves to visit the zoo. Whether visiting the National Zoo in person or virtually, this app is designed to educate and entertain while providing a convenient tool that anyone can use.
Our app provides detailed maps, parking information, animal viewing, special events, and tour highlights. Information on each animal species can be viewed using search functions, by name, category, and location. The National Zoos conservation programs are also highlighted. Just for fun, the app incorporates a Zooify Yourself feature to create your own animal features using any picture along with Animal Voices. The app provides a connection to all our social media initiatives along with the ability to support the National Zoo.
What's New in Version 3.01This version includes some fixes for iOS 7.1.
Customer ReviewsNot worth it (2 stars)
We visited the zoo last weekend with three preschoolers and a baby. The kids were asking to see animals regardless of any planned route, so I downloaded this at the zoo to help us find their requests quickly.
It took several minutes to download. Once I opened it, it took a long time to load all the info while switching between features. The main feature we were interested in, the map, wasn't helpful since it is very general and does
Not Worth It (2 stars)
This app was not worthwhile, since it offered no improvement on the regular web site, and was in fact inferior to the web site. The map was less detailed than the map on the web site (had the same pictures but no text). The app had no information about food. Also, every time I clicked on parking information, the app crashed. I was hoping the app might offer some real-time interactions like letting me know which parking lots were currentl
Needs work (3 stars)
For a map it seems to be good, but I bought it for the animal cams. So far have yet to see anything other than the pandas, and the app tends to kick me out every 4 to 7 min regardless of what I'm doing. Getting really tired of reading some cool animal facts to my kids and having to suddenly reopen and find where I was continually. Will rate higher when they fix those two problems.