Date: 4/2/17 3:49 pm From: Rob Blye <rwblye...> Subject: Re: April eBird challenge
I use my Android smart phone almost daily with the eBird mobile app. On a recent overseas trip I created greater than 80 offline checklists over 20 days in an area where I did not have cell service (too cheap to buy it) or internet access except in the evenings at hotels. I often got two days from my battery. I had it in airplane mode because I was not using the telephone or internet and did not need the connectivity.
Robert W. Blye 34603 Doe Run Lewes DE 19958-3332 302 945-8618 610 213-2413 mobile
On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> wrote:
> Once you've started the checklist, the app shouldn't be using any real > battery-hogging features (data, gps, etc.), so you may wish to look at what > else you have running in the background. Also, it helps to try and walk > along and keep a mental tally of what you're seeing and needing to add so > you aren't firing up your display for every bird encountered to update your > list. Switching to airplane mode can also help on battery and may be useful > for areas birded where there isn't cell reception and your phone is > constantly searching for a tower. > > Also, one small clarification eBird mobile never cost a penny. What you > paid for before was BirdLog and that was made by a commercial business and > Cornell bought that out and used it as the basis of eBird mobile. Your > money for BirdLog went to Birds in the Hand LLC not Cornell. > > Regards, > Ted Nichols II > Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County) > > >> On Apr 1, 2017 7:18 AM, "Chuck Berthoud" <cbpabirds...> wrote: > > >> > > >> Hello PA Birders: > > >> > > >> The folks at Cornell Lab of Ornithology are promoting eBird Mobile > this > > >> month. This is an app available on Apple or Android devices. Several > > years > > >> ago I paid $10 for the app but the write up says it is free so check > for > > >> any subsequent cost. > > >> > > >> Using the app continuously in the field quickly drains my cell phone > > >> battery. Therefore I have returned to using the paper checklist while > > >> birding as I like to keep a running list rather than rely on my memory > > >> (think complete checklists). Still I prefer at least starting the > > checklist > > >> in the field which keeps track of the effort for me and often I enter > > short > > >> lists on the phone and submit them before leaving the area. If there > no > > >> internet service the app works offline. > > >> > > >> Chuck Berthoud > > >> > > >> Board member, PA Society of Ornithology > > >> > > >> York County > > >> > > >> 717/608-2614 mobile > > >