Until I just read other reviews, I thought it was me being thick. I cannot get into it at all. On the settings page, none of the blue buttons are active. So it's back to pencil and paper for me. Or until its fixed, I'll just input the odd casual record on my laptop. Dick on Android
Poor attempt at new & improved app A fresher look than the old app but fed up of the twitter feed and it has very few of the functions of the old app. They say these functions will be released soon but why not get it working fully first. Not great 😠
Improved Appearance - Reduced Functionality Lots of tiny buttons, which i can't easilly hit with my fingers; adding casuals is slow and painful; no features for searching for local species. Entering lists takes longer than with the previous version, though has proved a step forward when entering non-uk sightings. Still rely on my notebook as weather conditions often make it difficult to operate the phone in the field. Awaiting the next version.
Retrograde This version is much less convenient, more difficult to use. I have no interest in Twitter whatsoever, but which seems to have dominated the thinking behind this version. We used to have data on the screen, not a huge blank when Twitter is turned off. This version is certainly less useful and convenient, and I really don't feel I want to be bothered with it. Why bother contributing to the national database when it's been made difficult. I shall probably give up on it. Why can't I see recent records for instance?
Had a new phone and had to get the new version of this app after holding on to the older and more friendly user version for as long as I could. Not a fan of this upgrade to a point I've given up making site lists and only adding the more interesting species because of the difficulties using the upgrade. I'm about to go travelling overseas for a long period so maybe my thoughts may change then. But in the UK not a fan, sorry BTO.
Frustrating app. Just want to record sighting of individual bird like you could on the old one with the Casual Observation feature. This worked well for me but have abandoned the new version consequently no more sightings from me. BTO's loss... that's progress.
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Significantly increased comms time-out for people who upload dozens of lists at a time for whom the server was taking too long to respond
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