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  1. Graphs for iOS & Android

    Add graphs, like those found on the desktop version of Bird Journal, to the mobile apps, so you can see for example, your species counts by, year, month, location, etc.

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    • Add support for Code Synonym lists to mobile apps

      In order to speed up the selection of species in the field, it would be very useful to have support for the code synonym feature you have on the Windows app, which allows you to define short code aliases for species name.Users would then be able to create and share synonym lists based on standards (such as BTO and BBL) or their own lists.

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      • Merge custom lists

        You may have created a list for South African Mammals and the want to create a similar list for East Africa which already exists. It would be great to be able to merge the 2 lists or to be able to selectively copy part of one list to the other to speed up the creation of the new list

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        • Add ability to send list via email

          Currently I have to retype my lists of sightings to send to my local bird group. If I could send direct from within Bird Journal this would remove a stage.

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            A nice idea.

            What would you like to send? Entry report, exported records, perhaps filtered?

            What format do you send it in, and what’s your process at the moment?

            Please provide detail in the comments so we know what’s required.

            Justin

          • Photos

            My pictures are stretching too much to fit the monitor and is making them look soft. Is there any way that we (the users) could control the sizes that the images are shown at? As I would not like the images to be shown at larger than 100%.

            B Lucky

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            • Create a Web version

              Now that the data is centralised, a web version should be possible. I guess the pricing model may need to change to a subscription one or maybe make it a cut down version available to people with the desktop version?

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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                It’s tempting to do this as we’d be able to almost completely reuse the work we’ve already done and it adds a new way to access Bird Journal.

                It’s still a reasonable amount of work however and would significantly increase our maintenance and running costs.

                I expect we’ll do this at some point, but now is not the right time so for visibility I’m removing the planned status.

                Sorry if this disappoints.

                Best wishes,

                Justin

              • Allow choosing another similar or nearby site for a filtered checklist option

                It is very much easier using a checklist when you already have entries for the site. If you expect a very similar range of species at a new site, this would help on early visits.

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                  • Format tools

                    It would be useful if in the text entry fields of Bird Journal (Notes, weather, etc.) if there were some basic formatting tools e.g. bold type, italics, underscore and particularly, if you are area a poor typist like myself, a spellcheck function.

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                    • Scientific Names on Mobile version

                      At present the mobile version only shows common names for species. Given that there is no standard common name list (some species have multiple common names, some common names apply to multiple species) it would be helpful to show the scientific name in the species entry page to avoid confusion. Ability to search on scientific name would be better yet.

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                      • On the Android App

                        i think the bird count dial would be better if it was like a calculator keyboard

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                        • Route tracking

                          Allow Bird Journal to track your route when recording on the mobile apps. The route should then be shown on the entry report on all apps, including the desktop apps.

                          67 votes
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                          • Export/synch to MapMate

                            I'd like to export records easily to the Essex Field Club, which has the ability to sync MapMate data. See link:http://www.essexfieldclub.org.uk/portal/p/Essex+species+data

                            Many other recording schemes apparently use this system.I think Bird Journal has an easier to use interface, but would like the ability to easily transfer records across.

                            4 votes
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                            • On the species enquiry screen the ability to increase the size of the drop down box so you can see all the records

                              On the species enquiry screen the ability to increase the size of the drop down box so you can see all the records

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                              • Date range on entries

                                Allow to add an entry for a date range rather than a single date. This would be helpful when adding records where for example, only the year is known. Also when adding records from a multi-day trip.

                                8 votes
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                                • Export to National Biodiversity Network / iRecord

                                  Similar to BirdTrack & eBird support, add support for exporting records to the National Biodiversity Network

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Save graphs and photos

                                    Make it possible to save or export the graphs and photos shown when looking through Bird Journal.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Allow import/copy-paste on the taxonomy edit screen

                                      Currently, you have to add data to the taxonomy editor by hand. It would be great to be able to import or copy-paste from a website/spreadsheet.

                                      46 votes
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                                        We’re considering if we can make a basic form of this available fairly soon.

                                        This may mean accepting only a predefined format that we’d have samples for.

                                        Now that all library content is available to everyone this feature is even more valuable.

                                        Justin

                                      • Most species in one day

                                        When we click on "Summary" we are shown, among other things, the "Most species in one day". I would love it if in the "Entries section, you could select a year, location, month etc and be given the "Most species in one Day" for the selected criteria. What was my biggest day at a particular site? What was my biggest day in March 2013?

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                                        • Export to PDF

                                          It would be nice to export each years sightings. Including photos, to PDF.

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