On Wednesday I wrote about the Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour that I did when I was in Melbourne. Today, I want to talk about the Phillip Island Penguin Parade App that was created by that nature park that operates the viewing of the parade. Even if you’ve never been or aren’t planning a trip, I think this app is fun and educational.
First of all, you can watch live footage of the Penguin Parade – so even if you can’t make it to see it live, you can get a little glimpse of what it’s really like. And there are also cameras into the burrows that some of these little guys live in.
The app has a lot of educational information about the smallest penguins in the world, and the rest of the penguins of the world.
There’s even games on the app, some for fun, some to test your knowledge. Anyone going on Jeopardy soon?
Finally, you can also adopt a penguin in the app, which is way better then taking one home with you and trying to take care of it yourself.
The app is available in iTunes and the Google Play store and in the following languages – English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German and Spanish.
My only complaint about the app is that although it allows you to watch the parade live, it does not allow you to view a previous parades, so if the time of the parade is a time when you’re normally asleep or at work, you’re out of luck.