WWF Free Rivers

World Wildlife Fund

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Education 1.2 Mar 27, 2018 Jun 10, 2018 383.7 MB iOS 11.0 or later 4+
New in version 1.2

This version includes:
• Additional instructions to aid placing the river basin in your world
• Support for Simplified Chinese, Spanish and French
• Additional bug fixes


WWF Free Rivers puts an entire landscape in your hands. Through this immersive, augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and how their homes depend on those flows. Dam the river to see what happens, and then try different options for sustainable development that keeps the river healthy and flowing. Collect stories of people and animals along the way!

• In-depth, educational storytelling experience for environmental science
• Stunning, animated, augmented reality model users can interact with and learn from
• Five distinct habitats based on real places: the Himalayan mountains, tropical jungles, African savannah, South American grasslands, and Southeast Asian deltas.
• Opportunity to get involved and help protect rivers, and the people and wildlife that depend on them

iPad Screenshots
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Good but..
shoopdawhoop202 on 6/18/2018
Really good could use some more work and gets your phone pretty hot im guessing it really stresses the processors, ram and gpu in the phone so be careful if your using it outside on a hot day could make your phone over heat. Again though it is really nice
Needs camera?
for fucs sake on 6/16/2018
Don’t see the point of the camera and table being needed. Remove these features so the app can be more mobile. No real need for it and can tell the same story without it. You guys have some wacky coding if you need the table and camera for the ar aspect.
The app is awesome
Punieee on 6/16/2018
My kid, he like the app very much, he like the elephant and love the farmer, but i have a little suggestion that adding some more action to the creature, like lion, farmer, bird, or village had people walking around, fish can swim up and down, etc. anyway this is the app that people should try.
Cause heating to iPhone X
Mju 2356789 on 6/16/2018
I’m not sure why, but my iPhone X will start to overheat when using this app. It’s a cool concept, but it has its bugs.
whosthatsnack on 6/15/2018
Im pretty sure this app uses the Skyrim music and i kinds support
Watcha gonna do?
Veracruz23 on 6/15/2018
I haven’t really been a fan of WWF since Hulk Hogan got totally screwed out of the title that time the Million Dollar Man tried to buy it from Andre the Giant. It was about that same time I stopped taking my Hulk Hogan vitamins because I got worried they might contain steroids. When I found out they were steroid free and the Hulkster beat the Macho Man at Wrestlemania 5 I felt better about the vitamins and considered taking them again but then Hulk lost to the Ultimate Warrior and I didn’t want to take vitamins named after a loser. If they made an app about Ultimate Warrior vitamins I’d probably download it too.
Maybe use PAID devs?
MrJayTheITGuy on 6/15/2018
Great concept for education. LOUSY implementation. Maybe actually pay your developers instead of using hippy tree huggers. AR is all wonky. Cant actually tap anything to “find more”
It’s pointless
Tamaki Miku on 6/14/2018
Why not make it a game???? Where we can move things and change the environment and get points. The AR is really pointless because all your doing is looking and pointing when it tells you a fact; once you get all the facts you don’t do anything else. Which just makes you want to delete the app.
5 STARS! Something’s wrong with the 1-star reviews
Pascel on 6/14/2018
AR is not a gimmick, and it’s exactly what you’d expect it to be. I wouldn’t exactly call this educational app a toddler’s toy, and AR does require the use of a camera. This developer accomplished something incredible, and people are here complaining that they don’t like AR, complaining that their cat can’t play it? Give me a break. Great job, dev! Also, complaining when something free is provided? An excellent contribution to the community.
Why AR?
jaxJason on 6/13/2018
This is a perfect example of why I don’t like most AR apps. It’s just used as a gimmick. This app would be far better if you could just use it like a normal app without the camera, able to pan, pinch and zoom like other touch apps. At least give us a choice. I like the concept of the app itself, but hate having to wave my iPad around our small living room to play.
This is not worth your time.
Blank_screenname on 6/12/2018
Simply poor app design, really lazy.
Why the bad reviews?
Jechedg on 6/12/2018
Of course you need the camera permission to use it its an AR app😂 works well on my iphone 7 and it super interesting to see
Beautiful experience!
SunnyDes on 6/12/2018
The WWF Free Rivers augmented reality experience is really cool. The interactive is beautifully designed and I’m all for the educational aspects. However, this is resource intensive and did cause my iPhone 6s to heat up so I got worried about my battery. Otherwise very cool.
Love it!!
Boobooser on 6/12/2018
Ok, so there may be a few bugs here and there, but this app is still gorgeous as it is! I love the augmented reality choice for this app! Anyways, creators, I hope that even though there may be a few bugs, you can take them into consideration, and fix them. Other than that, this app totally deserves 5 stars! Way to go! Thank you.
Turn it into a game
Someone534768 on 6/12/2018
Where people need to create a sustainable environment, and it’ll be a perfect one.
Nothing happens
Alan F. on 6/12/2018
Open the app, follow the instructions and nothing shows up in the camera other than what I am looking at....my table.
Some reviewers clearly don’t get it
Poke your belly on 6/12/2018
Q: Why not make this an app that allows you to manipulate the screen with just your fingers alone? A: Because then it wouldn’t have augmented reality. Q: Why not make it so it doesn’t have to access your camera? A: Because then it wouldn’t have augmented reality. The biggest selling point of this app is that it allows you to try out AUGMENTED REALITY. If not for that feature, most people (including myself) would never have downloaded it. This is the first AR app I’ve ever used, and the chance to try out AR on my device is the reason I (and many others, no doubt) downloaded it. In the process, I learned a few things about dams and their impact on the environment. For the WWF, that’s a win. No, this is not an app you’re going to use for months and years. You’re going to explore it, maybe show it to some family and friends that haven’t seen AR before and then delete it when the newness if it all wears off. It’s sort of a proof-of-concept demo for AR that takes advantage of the relative newness of the technology to get a message across to people. Maybe in a year or so AR will be old hat for everyone and that window of opportunity will have closed for the WWF.
hahaha18283 on 6/12/2018
App locked up my iPhone X and couldn’t access anything till I was able to look up on another device how to reset other then holding power and volume button
Great Idea Good execution
Gemstar1337 on 6/12/2018
I think this app is a beautiful demonstration of the negative effects that growing civilizations can have on natural processes. I enjoyed the fact I had to get out of my chair and actually go close with the camera to see the whole environment and interactive with all the people/animals. There was slight lag when you would get up close to the river but it was slight and nothing to complain about or leave a bad review. Overall the experience was great and I’m glad I got to interact with the storytelling.
AR is pointless
Boydston01 on 6/12/2018
There’s no point for augmented reality. It is cool for about 3 seconds, but it’s really just waisting development resources when you could focus on building incredible models. The result is you end up focusing on the gimmick which then detracts from the supposed point of it all.
A neighborhood
robin%2520 on 6/12/2018
Awesome app!
goofmax on 6/12/2018
Thanks so much for the awesome app! This makes learning fun and exciting!
Finally got it to work
DyreLogan on 5/16/2018
Not bad. Even with your hand steady the image moves and can't be good for your eyes. Hopefully as this app develops more they will polish it up better than it is. Also, would like to see more content.
Awesome graphics!
BAR112 on 5/15/2018
How can this get bad reviews? It’s free! If I can get it to work (relatively well) on my big iPad Pro 12.9” with attached keyboard, what is the problem? Have trouble finding the icons, but not that interested in the story/audio anyway. I absolutely love the beautiful graphics and nature sounds! Moving my iPad around over the table allows me to see the rivers and landscape—fun! Amazing technology!
Sydney = awesome on 5/15/2018
Ur app is stupid and don’t work was a waste of space on my phone this app should be deleted 😡😡😡
Great concept but there’s a lot to do
Cris Ahmad on 5/15/2018
First of all I’d like to make it clear to those who are complaining that this app is still one month old, means coming across bugs is expected. The idea is very good but the storytelling is very short. The major thing that needs to be fixed is camera stability; you can see that for yourselves, the map keeps moving even with the camera is sit still. Creatures are objects, nothing is moving except for a few animals but moving in the same place, that could be changed and would give a huge push towards the interactive environment. Also a cave system would be a nice addition since we can look under the ground, so maybe add some fossils or anything that could be found under the surface. And I guess everything could be enlarged a little bit, font included. There’s a lot more but it’s gonna be a hard job so I’ll wait for the next update to leave another review. Thank you for wanting to share awareness in an enjoyable way.
This is not wrestling
Fcfjdhydyhsqjgejj on 4/13/2018
To all of you who thought this was wrestling u r dumb af, but this is a good representation of how we affect our environment
Please make a version without camera
Kalielle on 4/10/2018
I couldn’t get the camera to work and the app was intended for my toddler. If I find it difficult to use she would stand no chance. This looks like a lovely app if only it didn’t require a camera. Please make a simplified version for children that is easier to use.
No buttons on iPhone x to activate this app
addbikksvzujnb on 4/7/2018
I have requested push to the button to activate but no button on iPhone x.
AR doesn’t add anything
fedecape on 4/4/2018
An animated video would’ve been as good if not better. You can’t get that close with AR, you can’t interact freely, and you can’t really do anything that takes advantage of AR. Why not make it a 3D game or just a video? AR plays no important role here.
madscientisr on 3/31/2018
Ok I hate the way you need the camera every.time I find a good app you always need a account.or the camera or face book log in.or google Twitter I absolutely hate that. Please make it to where you don’t need the camera. Or at least chose if you want to have the camera or not. I am a game tester so if I were you I would take my suggestions. I give this a very bad review customers do not get this game
The table moves around too much
G catalano on 3/28/2018
I love the idea of this, but once the table is placed it moves with your camera instead of the camera moving around it
The idea is good but needs more work
Amineoo on 3/28/2018
The idea is amazing but needs more improvement and optimization the whole experience is not smooth and the font is too small i can’t read it easily
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