Photo © Keith Williams
Photo © NestWatch

New App Update

If you use our mobile app for data entry, be sure to update your app. The new version will send reminders when nests are overdue for a nest check. Users will get a reminder after 5 days of inactivity, and a final reminder after 10 days, for a maximum of 2 reminders per nest. These reminders are optional (you can turn notifications off), but we designed them to improve the quality of data that we receive. Per our protocol, nest checks done every 3–5 days provide the best data for scientific analysis, but it’s just so easy to forget these things. Of course, we know that life sometimes gets busy, and the gentle reminders are not meant to be discouraging if you can’t check as often as we suggest—we still appreciate any observations.

This release also fixes a bug in offline mode that some users experienced, as well as a few minor workflow improvements. As always, please let us know if you encounter anything unexpected in the app.