The inspiration for the Birdathon app is the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society’s annual Spring Birdathon fundraiser. We are participating this year under the name “The Piratical Flycatchers” and invite you to support the cause! This will be my first year using the released version of the app; I used an early beta of it last year.
Mood-Log has just been updated for iOS 11 and the iPhone X. In addition to bug fixes and refinements to the interface, there are a couple new features:
- The Summary and Charts pages now include a control at the top that let’s you specify a time range for the data. For example, you can view charts for the past day, 7 days, 28 days or all entries. A sliding control lets you pick specific ranges of dates, so you could for example see how you were feeling last December.
- When adding additional factors to your Mood-Log entry, you can now slide the bars on the chart up and down directly. Sliding the sliders will update the chart, and sliding the chart will update the sliders.
The ABA released update 8.0.1 of their checklist with fixes for some typos and the addition of Chatham Albatross. Birdathon 1.0.2 includes those changes, as well as bug fixes of our own, including a fix to the ordering of birds within families.
The ABA checklist 8.0 was released yesterday! This update includes Hawaiian birds and syncs up with the AOS checklist that was released in July. I have updated Birdathon to include the new ABA Checklist, which completes the last big task planned before announcing Birdathon to the world. More information on the ABA checklist is available on the ABA blog.
So hello, world! Birdathon is ready for you. Well, hello birding world anyway :-).
A new trailer for App – the Human Story is out and the movie will be released this November. App – the Human Story is a documentary about iOS app developers and how the world is changing now that we all have supercomputers in our hip pockets. I’ve met several of the developers in this documentary and I supported this project on Kickstarter. It’s a truly great look at the world I’m proud to have played a small part in all these years.
We have a few bug fixes and tweaks to Mood-Log to roll out soon, but we also want to hear from you! What would you like to see in Mood-Log? How do you use the app? What features do you like the most?
Birdathon 1.0 is available now in the App Store, but shhhhhhhh! I’m not ready to tell the wide world just yet. We are still waiting on the American Birding Association, whose 2017 checklist is not yet available. Once the ABA checklist is out, it will be incorporated into Birdathon and we will announce the app to a wider audience.