Recommended by a friend, and it doesn't disappoint with coverage of species or ease of finding the bird you're looking for. The one feature that seems arbitrarily limited is related to entering sightings. It has an entry for GPS, but you can only have it entered automatically, based on your current location. If you're like me, and typically enter sightings at the end of the day, this means you can't manually record the actual GPS coords of the sighting, only have it enter *where you are when you enter the sighting*. Pretty limited, and doesn't afford any integration with Google Maps. Add those bits of functionality and I'd go 5 starts, as it is, it gets 4.
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Basically a very useful app, but the indexing should be improved so that, for example, "fairy wren" doesn't produce the answer "nothing found," It is essential to set your geographical area in the "My location" part of the app, since the default setting, for some reason, doesn't include all Australian birds.
5 April 2022
Hi, Please change your location setting to all.
I've loved using this app for several years now. But now I hate it. I don't know why the developers have changed a perfectly good app, but the reasons I hate it now are: 1. General appearance (colour) is gaudy. 2. It's fiddly to use now, and difficult to navigate. 3. ALL audio files for a given species have the same title, making it now a matter of trial and error as to whether I select the one I want. 4. Even if the titles of each recording did describe the call (gender, region, behaviour etc), the way they are displayed is such that only part of the first word is visible anyway... back to trial and error selection again. 5. In the "compare" mode, it's now only possible to play one recording at a time. I have often found it very useful to play two tracks simultaneously, but now can't do this. 6. I was never asked if I'd like to install the update. 7. There doesn't appear to be an option to reinstall the older, better version. I'm inclined to ask for my money back.
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