Digital encyclopedia for whales and dolphins
User experience and interface design of an interactive, digital encyclopedia app for the well-known whale and dolphin expert Ralf Kiefner
A digital encyclopedia
Discover the fascinating world of whales and dolphins with this comprehensive and detailed app for iOS and Android. An innovative user experience guides through the various information and helps with a specially designed finder that specifically identifies the different species of whales and dolphins.
Innovative user experience concept
Through the native implementation for iPhone and iPad as well as for Android and the development of special control elements a maximum user experience and usability was achieved.
The directly integrated, interactive finder allows a quick identification of the animals based on specific characteristics. For example by size, colour or distribution areas on a modern, interactive map.
Ralf Kiefner is a well-known whale and dolphin expert, whose book "Whales and Dolphins, Worldwide" has been translated into 5 languages and is generally considered a "must have" by whale watchers. The photos and video clips used in the app have been collected over the course of more than 20 years. The comprehensive library is constantly being expanded.
Development first for iOS
The entire usability concept was first developed and implemented completely for iOS. Afterwards the concept was ported to Android. By concentrating on one operating system at the beginning, costs were saved, especially in bugfixing and the continuous improvement of the UX concept.