Excellent technology, incredibly useful in most conditions. The reporting of results is fast and user-friendly. Three flaws: (1) the Play button doesn't work (at least in Android), so selecting the right section of the recording to analyze is guesswork; (2) there seems to be no way to check the version number; and (3) there is no way to disable automatic identification of your location by GPS, or to select it manually, so as to detect birds that are not normally in your area.
129 people found this review helpful
This app has been surprisingly accurate so far. I would make two suggestions for this product going forward. First, there needs to be a playback feature so the user can be sure he/she recorded what they were trying to. Second,I think it would be helpful to label and save sound bites for later analysis. Often, in the field, there is no signal available to send recordings for results. I will continue to use this app when practical and look forward to future editions as testing progresses.
195 people found this review helpful
This is so cool!! This is the kind of technology I expect in the 21st century. It turns my phone into a tricorder. I didn't realize, not only does it identify the bird but it also locates the exact spot where it was observed, and adds the data to the bird count database. Using it is easy and fun too. The 3 second delay while the bird song is being analyzed is suspenseful. I recommend it on a few levels.
79 people found this review helpful