Everything you need to fill your week with calls of the wild and opportunities to take action for endangered species, clean air, clean water, and wild places.
Here's what you get:
- Listen to a weekly sound recording randomly chosen from 30 cool, wild, rare and fascinating species. Easily adjust the scheduled time of the recording.
- Download any of 30 rare or endangered species ringtones and wallpaper images, find out more about each species, and sign up to receive e-mail action alerts and newsletters from the Center for Biological Diversity.
- Browse the Center’s weekly e-newsletter Endangered Earth Online for all the latest news about endangered species and wild places.
- Take action on your mobile device to help save rare and endangered species.
- Get the latest press releases from the Center for Biological Diversity.
All for FREE.
Download from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wild-calls/id366586472.
The iPhone application was developed by a team including Tom Wallace, creative director of Mobile Culture Lab — a division of Label Networks — and Bradley Feldman, owner of Bradley Mobile Media, LLC.
How do I set my weekly sound delivery?
Enter the "Call of the Wild" section of the app. Select the time and day of the the week to schedule the delivery. When the time rolls around, you'll receive a push notification that will play a recording of a rare or endangered species and remind you to enter the Wild Calls app. Change the schedule or cancel the push notification at any time in the "Call of the Wild" section.
How do I use the downloadable endangered species sounds for ringtones or an alarm?
The iPhone Safari browser cannot directly save sound files as ringtones. So you'll need to grab the ringtone file from our site and load that to your iPhone using iTunes.
After receiving a message from the Center for Biological Diversity, download the ringtone file to your computer using the link in the message, then open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Click on the Ringtones link in the left column and then drag your new ringtone file into iTunes. You may also click on the File menu in the top left of iTunes and choose "Add File to Library...".
In the left column in iTunes, under the Devices section, click on the name of your iPhone.
On the right side of iTunes locate the Ringtone tab and make sure you have selected to sync your new ringtone.
Sync your iPhone with iTunes.
Create unique ringtones for specific callers, tap contacts on your phone, and choose a contact. Tap a ringtone for that contact
Open the iTunes application on your PC or Mac computer.
Highlight the song or item in your iTunes library that you want to use for the new alarm sound.
Go to the "Store" menu at the top of the window and choose "Create Ringtone." Then follow the on-screen instructions for converting the item into an alarm tone.
Connect your iPhone to your computer using the iPhone USB cable.
Wait for your iPhone to be synced with your computer. During the process, your new alarm sound will be transferred to your iPhone.
Disconnect your iPhone from your computer.
Go to the "Clock" application on your iPhone and then click on the "Alarm" tab at the bottom of the screen.
Touch the plus symbol in the upper-right corner and then click on the "Sound" option.
Select the new alarm sound that you want to use from the list of available options. Set the timer for the alarm clock.
How do I preview and download ringtones?
Select the "Rare Earthtones" section of the app. Browse through the species list. Tap on any that strike your fancy and then tap on buttons to preview, download or find out more about the species.
If you choose to download, you'll need to enter your name and email address. We'll e-mail you links to download a ringtone and wallpaper image for the species you selected. We'll also add you to our list to receive our weekly e-newsletter and other opportunities to take action for endangered species and wild places. You can opt out of our e-mail list at any time here.
How do I change the email address where ringtone and wallpaper links are being sent?
Go to your iPhone settings, then to applications, tap on Wild Calls, and change your email address there.
Mexican spotted owl photo © Robin Silver