02 Apr '12, 6am

New App Lets Smartphone Users Spy on Penguins Anytime, Anywhere

New App Lets Smartphone Users Spy on Penguins Anytime, Anywhere

California Academy of Sciences /Screen capture With the rise of smartphones in recent years, credulous consumers have come to rely on handheld devices as part of daily life -- but until recently, this technology had neglected an important audience: flightless-bird lovers. Now, thanks to a new app from the California Academy of Sciences , Android and iPhone wielding wildlife enthusiasts can virtually drop in on dozens of African penguins , anytime, anywhere. From the makers of Pocket Penguins : Warning: Cute alert! Pocket Penguins, streaming in real-time from the California Academy of Sciences, provides an intimate view into our live African penguin exhibit. Watch the birds swim, dive, flirt, nest and relax from any one of three live webcams. Listen in as Academy biologists answer questions from visitors during meal time, daily at 10:30am and 3:00pm PST. Available for Andro...

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