Journal archives for April 2018

April 03, 2018

iNaturalist for iOS version 2.7.6 released

Hi folks,

I released 2.7.6 of iNaturalist for iOS yesterday. What's new that you'll see in the app:

  • We should now display the taxon names for observations on the Me tab in your device's language, if the names are available
  • Lots of translation updates
  • Updates to login screen which hopefully help people find the "already have an account button" (#424)
  • New tab bar icons (#418)
  • You can now copy taxon names from the taxon details screen, either by tapping on the taxon name or by the new share button (#389)
  • If you've been suspended from iNat, first of all shame on you 😉 but second of all the app will at least tell you (#420)
  • Fixed location of the dots on the intro slideshow on iPad (#421)

Some under the hood things that are new in this release:

  • Upgraded to the latest facebook SDK for login, if you're into that kind of thing.
  • Switched the way we determine network reachability (in and out of service range, offline/offline, etc) to use a newer framework.
  • Switched to using the iNaturalist Node API for marking updates as seen, agreeing to IDs, and making IDs

As always, please let us know if you run into any problems, preferably by emailing help@inaturalist.org or posting on our Google Group.

Thanks,
alex

Posted on April 03, 2018 07:18 PM by alexshepard alexshepard | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 09, 2018

New species for me, week of April 9

Ever since Seek was released I've started thinking more about new species to see, more than just making new observations. Seek will give you the most common species around you, filtered by what you've seen in Seek, but it's not integrated with iNaturalist (yet). On Android you can get the most common species that you haven't already seen on iNaturalist using a feature called Missions, but we don't have that on iOS yet either. So I'm using the web to come up with my list.

Here's the URL I use to come up with my species challenges for the week:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=37.78&lng=-122.46&radius=70&month=3,4,5&unobserved_by_user_id=alexshepard&view=species

You can generate yours by editing lat=37.78 and lng=-122.46 to include the coordinates of your location and editing unobserved_by_user_id=alexshepard to include your iNat username. This also only shows species seen in March, April or May. If you want to use this at another time of year, you might want to edit the month=3,4,5 part of the URL.

Here are my challenges for the next week:

And attached to this post are observations for the challenges I made for myself last week. I went out looking for these five species this past week, and got them all. I'm particularly proud of the Scarlet Pimpernel, because I'm red-green color blind so I'll never notice those flowers in the wild.

Posted on April 09, 2018 06:52 PM by alexshepard alexshepard | 5 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment