Click here to use the PNW Mushroom Pictorial Key
Click here to download the Key for your Computer or SmartPhone
by Danny Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
To use the key while you have internet access, simply click above (where it says "click here to use the key").
To load a local copy onto your laptop or SmartPhone for use in the wilderness with no internet access, download the .zip file and save it to your laptop's hard drive.
Unzip the file and you will see a web page you can click on (to start using the key) and a directory containing all of the supporting files.
From the iPhone/iPad AppStore, download the free app "HTML Reader Lite" by "CHIA HO KUO". If you don't want to be bothered by ads, there is a 99 cent version "HTML Reader" that also allows you to search pages for text. I have tested more than half a dozen web page browsers from the app store and this is the only one that works properly.
First, delete the old copy of the key, if you already have been using an old one in that app. Start the "HTML Reader" app. If you don't see the main menu, click on "Menu" in the top left. Now click on "Open". Click on "Up" near the top left of the screen a few times. (If you accidentally click on the magnifying glass, press Cancel). If you already have a "PNWMushrooms" folder, click on "Edit" at the top right of the screen. Then click the red delete icon next to the "PNWMushrooms" folder. Confirm the deletion by pressing "Delete". Then click "Done" in the top right.
Run iTunes on your laptop and plug in your iPhone/iPad to your laptop. Click on the icon for your iPhone/iPad once it appears, and choose "File Sharing" from the Settings menu (if you are using an old version of iTunes, 12.6 or earlier, choose "Apps" from the Settings menu). Scroll down to the bottom of that page. In the File Sharing section, click on "HTML Reader" in the Apps list. In the bottom right of the "HTML Reader Documents" window, click "Add File..." then locate the PNWMushrooms.zip file that you downloaded from this site and put on your laptop and choose it. It will then upload to your phone. As soon as it appears in the Documents list, it is ready.
Go back to your iPhone/iPad and start the "HTML Reader" app again. If you don't see the main menu, click on "Menu" in the top left. Now click on "Open". Click on "Up" near the top left of the screen a few times. (If you accidentally click on the magnifying glass, press Cancel). Now you will see "PNWMushrooms.zip". Click on it. It will ask you if you want to unzip it. Answer "yes" and wait a minute or so. It doesn't look like it is doing anything, but it is. Finally a "PNWMushrooms" folder will appear. You can now delete the "PNWMushrooms.zip" file if you would like.
Click on the "PNWMushrooms" folder and you will see another "PNWMushrooms" folder and a "PNWMushrooms.htm" file. Click on that file to start the pictorial key.
When using the key, the blue arrow in the top right makes the menu bar go away, and the tiny almost invisible blue arrow in the top left makes it come back. You will need the menu bar for the green backward and forward navigation buttons.
Every time you start the "HTML Reader" app, if you are not already in the key, press "Menu" and then "Read" to go back to the Pictorial Key. If that does not work, use the "Open" menu option and navigate back to the "PNWMushrooms.htm" file, and click on it to start the key. Enjoy!
Kindle Fire instructions
Unlock your Kindle, and connect it to your laptop with a USB cable. Open up the Kindle folder that then becomes available on your laptop. If your Kindle is not recognized by your laptop, perhaps your Kindle is locked, or you need to use a different USB cable that allows for data transfer and not just charging.
Extract the PNWMushrooms.zip file on your laptop (for Windows, right click on it and choose "Extract All..."). This will create a PNWMushrooms.htm file and a PNWMushrooms folder. Copy these 2 items to your Kindle's "Documents" folder. (Delete any older version you might have first). Don't let your Kindle go to sleep or lock during the copy, as it will take a while, so keep using it.
Go to the "Settings" screen on your Kindle Fire by swiping down from the top of the screen and choosing the "gear wheel" icon (on Fire OS 5.6 on the Fire HD 7). Turn on "Apps from Unknown Sources". This option can probably be found under the "Security" tab (or "Applications" or "Device" on older models). Older models may call the option "Allow Installation of Applications".
Using your Kindle and the Silk browser, browse to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/android/nightly/all to download Firefox for Kindle. (The proper icon to click on to start the download is the one that does NOT say x86). Click "View" to see the progress of the download. When it is complete, click on it to install it. After installing, click Open. Firefox allows you to browse the local Pictorial Key files you just uploaded to your Kindle, whereas the built-in Silk browser does not.
Using Firefox, browse to "file:///storage" (just type that in the address bar) and then navigate into "sdcard0", then "documents" (different Kindles may be slightly different). Click on PNWMushrooms.htm.
Congratulations, you are now seeing the key. Set a bookmark here to make it easy to find your way back. (Click on the top right icon of three vertical dots, then the star). You can come back to the key anytime by starting the Firefox app, clicking the big "+" in the top right, choosing "Bookmarks", and choosing the Pictorial Key.
Download the .zip file on a laptop, and extract the contents. Plug your android phone into your laptop.
If you have a Moto Z Droid, you may have to go into your Settings and choose Security and "Allow unknown sources" before this will work. You will also have to enable file transfer to a laptop before it will work. Touch and hold the status bar at the top of the screen, and drag it down. Now you will have the option to allow the phone to talk to the computer by doing something like choosing "USB charging this device" and then selecting "Transfer Files".
Copy the PNWMushrooms.htm file and the PNWMushrooms folder to your phone's internal storage folder called "download" (after deleting any older versions). Use the Firefox browser app (Chrome also seems to work for many people but not always) and browse to: file:///storage/emulated/0/download/PNWMushrooms.htm
If this does not work for you, or your phone uses a different path to find the key, please let me know.
You can make a bookmark in your browser to make it easier to return to the key without having to type "file:///..." each time. See your browser's instructions.
Windows Phone instructions
Coming soon, if you can help, please contact me above.