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      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

      In addition, it should be possible to order values within drop-down list properties.

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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

        EXIF meta-data should already be shown in the photo-information screen. Please send an email to support if that's not the case for you.

        I understand this suggestion to specifically cover tags and application specific meta-data.

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

          Hi Pamela,

          Are you aware you can do this already by creating a custom taxonomy & species?

          I would want to add them separately from the official AOU/ABA taxonomies. But they could be published as a separate taxonomy to the library and perhaps be installed for users by default.

          What do you think? Happy to approve a "Hybrid & Sp Birds of North America" or similar if published to the library. Perhaps needs a more catchy name..

          Best wishes,

          Justin

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            7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

            @Annie, clicking on species count bars/segments in graphs takes you to a list of those species, which I think is the most logical behaviour.

            It does require an extra click to, e.g. filter to a year, in the entries screen. We'll soon be adding date-range filtering to this, so although it's an extra click away, you'll have more flexibility for it.

            I find this suggestion most compelling where it's not already possible to search via the filters. E.g., as discussed, searching by year is already possible using the filters, whereas it's not possible to pick the starting letter of locations, so on a tablet the only option is to scroll all the way.

            I'll take a closer look at how Windows 10 does this too.

            AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

            Great suggestion Edward! This wont make the initial launch, but something to consider for an update. Many thanks for sharing.

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              11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

              We'll have the web version of Bird Journal within a few months which you should be able to use from Windows phone. Also, the v5 Windows app runs nicely on Surface tablets.

              At this time though, I would say it is unlikely we'll have a Windows Phone app unless the market changes significantly.

              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

              Update: Things are looking up with Windows 10 - it appears to make it easier for Android/iOS app developers, especially with "universal" apps that can run on both desktop & mobile.

              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

              We'll soon be creating a combined mac/web/Windows app: http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/6312991-mac-version

              This will run on Windows Phone as a website, but not a native app, so not suited for use in the field.

              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

              Steve's comments from an idea that was merged into this one: "I know I've asked before, but is there any light at the end of the tunnel to develop an App for this phone? More people are now using Windows Phones and it is always a shame to see company's leaving this format out when developing Apps. With the coming Windows 10 which will work on all Windows devices, surely this is the time to do it as 1 App will work on any windows 10 platform."

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                4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                Hi Edward,

                I'm not seeing the wheel move so far here. I did a quick check and I suspect it may be possible to configure the distance the mouse wheel scrolls.

                Please take a look at "To change how the mouse wheel works" section here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/change-mouse-settings#1TC=windows-7

                I didn't have any such options, but perhaps you do?

                AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                Thank you Edward. Is this on Mac or Windows?

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                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                  Great suggestion, thanks!

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                    Great suggestion. Not sure why this wasn't done initially.

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                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                      @Gerald,

                      You can filter to any ancestor location as well, eg. the county/country/continent, not just the location originally recorded. It's possible the country will not show in the filter box if eg. all of your records are within a single county - in this case filtering to the county achieves the same as filtering to the country anyway.

                      Geographical regions are more difficult as they don't fit neatly into a hierarchy. We've got ideas on how to address this though.

                      AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                      Hi Simon,

                      You can filter records entered to get lists for a location, year/month, or even by property. Is this not what you are looking for?

                      Filters will be arriving on the mobile apps very shortly.

                      Best wishes,

                      Justin

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                        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                        Should this also allow to print them (graphs, maps & photos) directly?

                        AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                        Also, this should include maps.

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                          We plan to make it easier to view a trip report. PDF/Word export can be achieved via third party tools, but we could add it directly.

                          There are a number of separate suggestions - I'll mark this one as finished when they've all been completed.

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                            Great suggestion, and something we're planning to do later in the year.

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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                              Hi Tony,

                              Just click on the "Entry" tab at the top of the screen when editing an entry. You will be able to update the location for the entry there.

                              Best wishes,

                              Justin

                              AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                              This is possible on the Android and iOS apps. Just type the name of the new location, and it will prompt you to choose a parent to complete the new location.

                              We removed it in v4 desktop version as it made things very complicated (from a software perspective). We'd like to add it back, but similar to in the Android and iOS apps where you can quickly add a single location, rather than see the full locations editor.

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                                Hi,

                                You can use the Wildlife Recorder template as found here:
                                http://support.birdjournal.com/knowledgebase/articles/423788-importing-existing-records

                                It's not independent of commercial software, but is a perfectly generic format that is understood by Bird Journal.

                                Perhaps it would be useful to allow import of custom formats and have Bird Journal "suggest" which columns are which? (Hopefully getting it right most of the time)

                                Justin

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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                                  Thanks! Looks like we need to do this too.

                                  Current thinking is to have an option in settings, eg:

                                  Sync photos: Never, Desktop only, Always. Where the default would be "Desktop only", meaning photos would sync to all copies of Bird Journal on a PC, but mobile apps would still only download (and store) photos as needed.

                                  What do you think?

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                                    AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                                    Also report the distance of the route.

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                                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                                        Yes, it's often not discovered, as well.. we'd rather the app just didn't crash!

                                        Indeed, the filtering suggestion is still relevant and shouldn't be too hard

                                        AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  · 

                                        Hi Mike,

                                        Actually changes are saved each time you add a species, such that if your phone crashed or ran out of power, you are given the option to resume editing. So it might be the easiest to just leave it in edit mode.

                                        We're considering allowing the filter setting to be remembered also though, so that whenever you visit a site where that filtered location is still relevant (eg. Maybe you filtered to the county level), it will be applied automatically. The filter will only not be set if you create/edit an entry where the filtered location it's relevant.

                                        Would this help?

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