Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I love the idea of this app, and it is intuitive to use. But during real world usage, for me it's only managed to match correctly once. As far as I can tell, this happens when they don't have a specific bird sound in their library, and not because the match function doesn't work or because my recording wasn't clear enough.
Users can browse the library of birds and sounds that come with the app. It's missing a lot. Like it has one common sound the Eastern Towhee makes, but not the other common sound it makes. It didn't have a common Northern Cardinal call or Carolina Wren call. So of course it won't be able to match those sounds correctly.
Until more birds and calls/songs are added, it just isn't going to work most of the time simply because it doesn't have the sounds to match. I hope development is continuing on this app because it does seem like the basic functionality is there.
The ap locks up on the noise filter screen. I can adjust the noise bar, but when I click “match”, 8 out of 10 times it does not advance to the next screen. I can click the upper left arrow to move one screen back, and continue to adjust the noise filter...the ap just won’t advance forward.
On the first screen where you adjust the length of the recording, I don’t like how the sound spectrogram gets distorted. That makes it harder to visually match it up.
I really have enjoyed this app and was surprised that it also works to attract birds when I’m playing the calls! Lol! A feature I’d like to see added, is the ability to pick for myself the bird that matches. I had a bird song that I recorded that it wanted to identify as a northern mocking bird. It didn’t match the call, but when I could see the bird - it was actually a white throated sparrow. It’s calls were identical too but I had to leave it as “unmatched” even though I found the match.
- Princeton University Press Apps
- 252.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.