Date: 10/15/18 9:23 am
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: New Sibley App
That will be great ! I have version 1.9 on iPhone and when I opened it just now I didn’t get any update warning. I’ll check the web site.

My sense is that the Geo guide has run its course, which is too bad, because it has always had the best text and maps. But Sibley’s illustrations are usually much better.

Does anyone know what the long-term plans are for the Geo guide? I thought they were having one out this winter but if they don’t reinstate an app and fix some of the illustrations they will have trouble over time.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

> On Oct 15, 2018, at 9:16 AM, <tristen.hynes16...> wrote:
> If you go into your Sibley App, you will get a notification that a brand new app is coming soon.
> To my eye it looks like it will be based on the Sibley Guide to Birds 2nd Edition. Some key updates to the app:
> 1. You will now be able to look up a species by banding code.
> 2. New and updates grids to view and scroll through species.
> 3. When you are looking at a certain area, it will show which species are common, uncommon, rare, vagrant.
> 4. A similar species selection for each species.
> 5. I’m not sure if he will add a species comparing tool such as what Nat Geo offered, it would be incredible useful and something I think it would be worth bringing to attention for app improvements if it’s not already in the schedule.
> 6. I’m not sure if this is just for IOS or for both android and IOS, I would assume both platforms. I also am unsure if this will come in the form of an update to the existing app or a brand new app entirely.
> Tristen Hynes
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