Q: When I am exploring the app, it sometimes crashes saying “Unfortunately the app has stopped”
A: You are most likely at the bleeding edge of Android! This problem has been reported on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) for apps built for Lollipop or earlier. We have tried the following steps. It seems to work.
- Goto settings & click on Apps
- Search for “Android System Webview” & select it
- You will see a button called “Uninstall Updates”
- Click on it.
- Once the updates are uninstalled, restart the device
The app should work fine now. Let us know if the issue still persists.
Q: Why am I seeing only 300+ birds in the list while I know that there are 1290 bird species in the Indian Subcontinent?
A: What you see in the Landing page of the application is the list of all birds that can be seen in and around the GPS location that you are in. It is already filtered for your location. You can see the most number of species…. yes, you are right in the North East!
Q: If the birds are filtered for my location, why am I seeing some unlikely species, say Great Indian Bustard around Bangalore?
A: The birds are shortlisted based on the Distribution maps in the popular field guide – “Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Second Edition) by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp and Tim Inskipp”. Since the Distribution maps themselves are small, the prediction is for an area of around 100 km radius from your current GPS location.
Q: I have added some birds in the “Track Bird” feature for tracking. I would like to stop tracking this bird. How do I delete it?
A: Throughout the app, a common feature is ‘deletion by swipe out’. You can swipe on an entry to delete it. Of course, you will be asked to confirm the deletion. This will work on
- Bird Species added to a Logger list
- An entire Logger list for a location
- Birds added to the Track Bird list