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.
New version is pants! Not intuitive like last version. Default location was in the wrong place!! Couldn't check 2016 data, 2 days ago!!! Also wrong location logged. Why change? To search (check) data had to add United Kingdom every time. Clunky and loss of functionality.
A very Complex app despite few controls, no instructions and I only want to report certain birds to them, not to understand programming. Registration isn't mobile friendly either. Unfortunately I'm under the impression this app was rushed and not thought through carefully. Worst yet, despite carefully declining news letters and emails in the register for and unsubscribing for them that I never agreed to - I'm still getting such emails. Best either not to bother at all or mark it as spam! Doesn't encourage anyone to register and help conservation at all!!!
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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