A simple video demonstration…

I’m getting close to being able to release a limited “alpha” test version but I have some work to do before its ready, so in the meantime as I was adding a new report I thought it mught be worth doing a quick video that demonstrates how easy it is to add a simple record.

One of the key things I realised after a while was that I would often go to somewhere that I’ve been before but only really make a note of unusual species, which gives a distorted view of species distribution. In order to try and combat this, every time you add a report to a site you’ve already visited, it gives you a list of all the species recorded at the site (and a frequency of their appearance, ie magpies on 100% of visits to a site but marsh harrier only 5% of the time). This just nudges me to remember the stuff so common they are almost invisible!

Anyway – its just a couple of minutes but hopefully it gives a taste of what the program looks like in action…

Please note – this is only the simple recording wizard… there are options to allow you to specify quantity, “heard only”, “fly over”, notes, subspecies and addition of photos; but these don’t feature in this wizard.

I will probably record a handful of these demos over the next week or so to demonstrate the software as it stands and will aim to make a live version of the program available as soon as I get an installer built.

Any questions or feedback please let me know.

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2 Responses to “A simple video demonstration…”

  1. Al kirkley Says:

    Just looked at your video and the program looks impressive. The lookup for a new species looks a little cumbersome, Would a straight alpha list be easier?

    • bedlingtonwanderer Says:

      Hi Al – you have a choice of three methods… you have either a straight list (ordered by common or scientific name) to pick from , a taxonomic list that you can browse through, or you can just type a name (either common or scientific) and it will list matches to what you have typed so far… all three are available in all cases.

      If you would like more details please let me know – the video hopefully shows all three.


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