I really enjoy this app as a way to involve the community in surveying for insects, animals and plants. Users get to help identify specimens and compare photos and known range from a quite inclusive database. ** One thing that to would love to see, is the RG (research grade) marking on personal entries. The marking shows up in the explore platform, but to see if your own contribution has been accepted as research grade, you have to click on it and scroll to the section. I
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The user experience could be slightly better. It's unclear how to join groups or subscribe to guides. I don't believe there is a follow feature for users either. Overall the app functions well, but it's rather unintuitive. My favorite thing about iNaturalist is that it makes you much more conscious of every living thing around you. Each specimen becomes a beautiful and amazing new example of how vastly complex our world is. Every organism plays a part in the world, no matter how small.
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Website is awesome. App is super glitchy for me. Slow or inconsistent internet completely breaks the app. It's utterly useless offline. My friends with iphones claim to be able to use it offline quite easily (just uploading the photos later), but that's never been my experience on Android. I've tried on 3 different Android phones over the past 6+ years and my experience has always been terrible.
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