Thursday, 30 September 2010

Bug alert! (Bird Guide Britain)

A bug crept into the last update of Bird Guide Britain and messed up the lists of seen birds and starred birds. We have made a fix which will return the lists to their previous state, but unfortunately if you have already gone through the app and corrected the list yourself, you will have to do it all again when the update comes out. We are really very sorry about this :(. We looked into all the possible ways of correcting the fault, but the more complicated the fix, the longer it would take to implement and test, so we decided that the best course of action is to release a quick fix as soon as possible to minimise the number of people affected.

We've asked Apple to prioritise the update (which they do in cases like this) so it should be out in a few days.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A busy summer

It's been a busy busy summer! We have a new member of the Chirp! family, Chirp! Canada, we've updated Chirp! USA with a huge batch of new birds, and an update for Chirp! Europe should be out this weekend with new birds and with buttons to change the language of the bird names inside the app. We've another big new feature for Chirp! that is nearly finished so more updates will be coming soon!

Bird Guide Britain gets another update very soon and that will complete all the commonly seen birds in Britain, plus most of the locally common birds. Once that is done, we can start adding the scarcer birds, and also finish the record keeping features.

I'm sad to say that there is dirty work afoot in the UK AppStore Reference section with some developers giving competitor's apps poor reviews. I thought we'd escaped but four 1 star reviews arrived on the Chirp page this evening - a bit odd as we've consistently received almost entirely 4 and 5 star reviews for the past 18 months! If you like Chirp or the Bird Guide, please leave a nice review for us if you have time :).