Allow taxonomic sorting on mobile versions
Currently the birds are arranged alphabetically, but you tend to see families of birds in the same locations (and you tend to remember them in taxonomic groups too). Any taxonomy would be an improvement on alphabetical sorting.
This is now live in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores! To enable the feature, select taxonomic ordering in the options section of the observation input screen.
If you want taxonomic ordering of species generally, this can be enabled using the Windows software. Go to Account > Settings > Personalistion.
Don’t forget that you get your votes back to spend on something else, now the item is completed.
Next up is the combined Mac/Web/Windows software.
This update is now waiting for approval by Apple. Currently taking 7 days. Android update available in the next day or two.
When showing species alphabetically it is natural to use the first letter for grouping and also on the scroll bar for quick access.
When showing species in taxonomic order we can use the family (if present) for grouping, but cannot use anything specific for the scroll bar to indicate position as there is only enough room for a single character.
We will add an option for ordering in the "entry options" screen, with the values Alphabetical & Taxonomic. This will default to what you use for your account. When changed, your selection will be remembered so that adding/editing an entry again will just use the same.
Search and location filters would work fine with both alphabetical & taxonomic ordering.
- Is this what you are looking for?
- How important is grouping species by family? (This is harder)
Actually, the mobile apps do support other languages, but they lack the settings to change it. These are presently only available on the Windows desktop app.
I just took the liberty of updating your account to use Spanish. You should notice this change when you next open the app.
I've made a separate note to add support for changing the language, and also setting a correct default language, using the mobile Bird Journal apps.
Allow other languages or, at least, scientific names in the list of birds to check. I do not know the english name for every bird
Mick Rodwell commented
Must agree,taxonomy would be far better