Written Android App Review
The latest Android app joining the Android Market’s bevy of anatomy primer apps is the Visual Anatomy Free Android app from Image Magic Studio. This collection of bodily diagrams will have you rattling off the high points of the central nervous system, eye and more in no time.
So if you find yourself struggling in Anatomy 101, or you just always wondered what the longer bone in your arm is called, prepare to take notes from our Android app review of Visual Anatomy Free.
The Visual Anatomy Free Android app boasts the following detailed diagrams with brief written descriptions about the body: body region, muscular system, circular system, skeletal system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, female reproductive system, nervous system, nasal cavity, eye and ear structure.
All images can be zoomed in on for greater detail, although the image clarity does not always hold up.
The written descriptions of items in each diagram are relatively brief. They won’t help you write a dissertation about the ocular nerve, but it might help jog your memory or be a good way to practice with a visual aid.
There is also a 23 question quiz covering data about several systems, bones and more. It’s a very general quiz, and a design flaw allows you to change your answer multiple times to get perfect scores, so it isn’t a great judge of knowledge.
This app would be really stellar if it had quizzes for each section and links to additional resource. It could also benefit from more thorough information and more sections. For instance, why would the app contain the female reproductive system but not the male?
The Visual Anatomy Free Android app is a little light on the info, making it ideal for middle to high school level students or as an extremely basic reference for a layman. It is not, unfortunately, detailed enough to benefit professionals.
So although I had high hopes for the app, it falls a little flat. There is a nifty search feature that will be helpful for users and learners, but there’s just not enough information here. The app feels incomplete.
A brightly illustrated UI made this app more fun to use. Each system is represented by an icon on the app’s main screen. While you are on a diagram the zoom functions, quiz settings, details and an exit key are at the bottom of the screen.
All the controls are easy to access and use. Each item functions perfectly. I didn’t have any user issues with the Visual Anatomy Free Android app, which is always nice.
It turns out a lot of the features I was looking for are available in the paid version of this app. So while the systems the Visual Anatomy Free Android app has do stand alone, a lot of helpful content is missing.
The paid version costs $1.92 to download in the Android Market. I never thought I’d say this, but I wish the free version was ad supported so the real meat and potatoes of the app could be available on both.
Android Apps Review Details: Visual Anatomy Free Android app is free. This app requires Android 1.5 and up. You may download Visual Anatomy Free from the Android Market.
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