Room for improvement Its OK but needs Notifications implementing and allow you to choose default view without the gallery always showing. Why not make the gallery just a different tab like the ALL and NEARBY ones? I suspect most would then settle for their filtered view without gallery as the default and make the info easier to access. Until this is done I think the Rare Bird Alert is far better
Simple and easy to use but very buggy, (otherwise 5 stars). Updates are planned but will still be a while yet! (Upgraded due to excellent customer service) I love the app and beats the website easy. I particularly love the "in your area" sightings option. Easy to use and nice and basic. Unfortunately, it has a few bugs. For one thing, the link for a new register log-in doesn't work at all and if you want to add a new account, you will need to do so online or ring them. To report a bird is best done by email until it's fixed. Apart from this, it's much better value then rare bird alert. The information you get is no different from either so im happy with this.
Desperately needs fixing I have been a Birdguides subscriber for several years, but this is definitely the weakest part of the portfolio. It is slow, crashes for a pastime ( especially when submitting sitings) and it doesn't access any of my saved favourite locations. The old text-based version that I had on my Nokia was much more usable.
A few niggles It seems to crash when you click on the map for the location of the bird which is a problem if you don't know the area. Notifications is also a must in this day and age for local and filtered birds.
Ok but limited functionality It seems that the current version was last updated 4 years ago? Time for some new functionality. For instance, the ability to search for sightings in a particular area would be very useful in advance of a trip.
Notifications required I haven't used it to submit sightings, so I cannot comment on that. The listings info is good, but I would like notifications to tell me when an entry for a chosen (this can vary depending on your current location) region has been submitted.
* Bug-fix for crash on Nexus 7
* Other bug-fixes