WWF Together for iPad review

WWF Together is an app by the World Wildlife Fund that teaches you about the world's most amazing animals including elephants, whales, rhinos, and more. WWF Together lets you experience the animals' lives with interactive pages of information and fun activities like trying out "tiger vision", staying still like a polar bear during a hunt, and chopping a panda's bamboo.

Each animal page is a like a huge poster that is divided into nine parts. Each part includes information about the animal including history, videos, random facts, gorgeous photographs, threats to their existence, how the WWF has helped them, and more. Instead of giving information as a boring list or in paragraph form, WWF Together makes learning interactive my requiring your involvement to learn. For example, when on the tiger's page that focuses on its stripes, you must swipe the photo in order for the background to change and reveal hidden text.

Every animal has a page dedicated to photographs. The photos are gorgeous and are the work of renowned environmental photographer Morten Koldby. They can be viewed full screen and look amazing on the Retina iPad's display.

The animals featured in WWF Together include great pandas, marine turtles, elephants, tigers, bison, polar bears, whales, snow leopards, rhinos, gorillas, sharks, and jaguars. The jaguar is technically not yet available, but it will be released in May 2013 and there's an option to be notified when it's available.

The good

  • In-depth, interactive stories of endangered animals, including giant pandas, tigers, elephants, marine turtles and polar bears
  • Playful interactive elements that incorporate iPad’s unique features
  • Origami of each animal that folds up, creating an animated video you can share with your friends and family through Facebook, email and Twitter — plus, download instructions for making your own origami
  • 3D interactive globe - discover exactly how far away you are from 60 different animals around the world
  • Stunning high-definition, full-screen videos and image galleries, featuring photos by renowned environmental photographer Morten Koldby
  • Cool and unusual animal facts. (Do you know what a panda and a stick of butter have in common?)
  • Multiple ways to get involved and help protect these amazing animals

The bad

  • No complaints

The bottom line

WWF Together is a great app to learn about wildlife and is beautifully made. If you have any interest in learning about animals or have kids who do, definitely pick this one up.

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.