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Old 01-04-2019, 11:24 PM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

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Old 01-05-2019, 12:26 AM
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:21 PM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

To those wondering about an iOS version, thanks for your interest. I am now focused on porting BirdBuddy to iOS which should take a few days and then it needs to be submitted to the folks at Apple for approval to be listed in the app store which as far as I can tell may take a week or two so hopefully it should available on iOS by the end of this month. If you follow this thread, I'll keep you updated on how its going. Thanks again
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

I've had the app for a while, but I've finally gotten around ti actually putting in data now that the holiday craziness is over. The main thing I noticed right away is that lineolated parakeets aren't a bird that is listed as an option for species. I bring them up, not only because I have one, but also because they aren't that uncommon of a species kept as pets so it may be a bird you want to look into adding.

Also, I don't know because I have not gotten this far but I just thought about it so I wanted to ask before I forget, is there a way to either export or share the data in the app with someone else? I'm just thinking that if it can, it could be useful if in the notes section of each fid, I put their daily diet, any medications, quirks or bad habits, and then be able to share that with someone if they were going to watch my kids for me if I needed to go out of town or something. I hope my rambling there made sense.

Just my two cents for now until I play with it some more. I hope that helps! I will say that unlike most other bird keeping apps, I do like that yours isn't centered fully around just breeding and can be used for those just keeping parrots as pets.

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Old 01-06-2019, 09:08 AM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

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I've had the app for a while, but I've finally gotten around ti actually putting in data now that the holiday craziness is over. The main thing I noticed right away is that lineolated parakeets aren't a bird that is listed as an option for species. I bring them up, not only because I have one, but also because they aren't that uncommon of a species kept as pets so it may be a bird you want to look into adding.

Also, I don't know because I have not gotten this far but I just thought about it so I wanted to ask before I forget, is there a way to either export or share the data in the app with someone else? I'm just thinking that if it can, it could be useful if in the notes section of each fid, I put their daily diet, any medications, quirks or bad habits, and then be able to share that with someone if they were going to watch my kids for me if I needed to go out of town or something. I hope my rambling there made sense.

Just my two cents for now until I play with it some more. I hope that helps! I will say that unlike most other bird keeping apps, I do like that yours isn't centered fully around just breeding and can be used for those just keeping parrots as pets.

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Hi and thanks for the suggestions.


Regarding the lineolated parakeets, I'll create an entry for that species in the next release of the app so users can select it when setting up bird profiles.


About sharing data, that is actually a big part of the app, but the other person who you are sharing with must also have the app installed and have a user profile set up. The app contains a social network platform called BBSpace. In BBSpace, app users can see pictures and data published by other users, so the 'notes' section you referred to can be published with other details of each bird, and other users can then find your profile in the BBSpace section and view the data. All that functionality is already in place.



If this doesn't cover your requirements, please could you tell me a bit more about how you'd like it to work and I'll see if I can incorporate what you need.


Oh and by the way, I got your very kind PM and have written a reply but I can't send it at the moment because the system says I don't have a high enough post count! So now I'm going around different forums trying to add something useful to get my count up to 20 haha.


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Old 02-06-2019, 08:11 PM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

Hi All


A little later than expected, the BirdBuddy app is finally available for iPhone/iPad users in the App Store.


You can download it from the App Store here, or go to the App Store and search for 'My Bird Buddy'.


I really want to maintain and improve the app in future and a lot of that will depend on the feedback and suggestions I get from users, so please send me the good, the bad, but hopefully not the ugly.


If there is any new functionality you would like to see, let me know.


To those users who have already sent me suggestions which haven't yet made it into the latest version, I apologize but I've been preoccupied with getting the iOs version done. Now that it's done, I'll get back to adding those features. Promise!


I hope you find the app useful and look forward to any comments.


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Old 02-16-2019, 02:23 AM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

Hi All


A new version of the BirdBuddy app has been released with the following changes:


- increased length of permitted chat messages [thanks user Shezbug]
- updated User Manual in Knowledge Base [thanks user Shezbug]
- Lineolated Parakeet added to available birds and Knowledge Base [thanks user Outlawed_Spirit]
- added 'Unknown' as an option for gender in bird profiles [thanks users Zara & Bill]
- fixed bird pairing functionality
- overhauled code to prepare for multi-language in future releases
- various more minor fixes


The biggest change was actually one which no one should see at this stage, as I changed a lot of code to prepare for multi-language later on. As a result of this, I'm hoping that the prior functionality hasn't been affected badly.



I've done a fair amount of testing but still, if you find any bugs please let me know here or via the contact form on my blog site. Thanks for your patience and help.


Nick


PS - some changes, like the addition of the new Parakeet to the knowledge base may not be present if the app is not newly installed (ie for existing users). To get that functionality, make a note of your email/password details, uninstall the app, then reinstall it from the play/app store and tap 'Recover' on the home page to get your details back with the new functionality. Any problems, let me know.



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Old 03-01-2019, 10:29 PM
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

Hi All


Just to let y'all know, there is a new version of BirdBuddy available with the following improvements:


- Added new 'Metrics' section in the user birds list that allows the recording, tracking and comparison of 22 different metrics for hematology, blood chemistry and weight over time (thanks user Teckechick)
- Added new 'Lost and Found' section in the 'Tools' section, starting with Pawboost.com search - others to follow
- Added 'UpdateBBSpace' button in Diet section for saving diet details to the BBSpace 'cloud' (thanks user Shezbug)
- Added a 'Diet' button in the user birds list for easier accessibility
- Changed left navigation menu to be context sensitive
- Added language selection dropdown in the top-right of the Home Page
- Added 3 new languages - French, Spanish and Thai
- Minor bug and display fixes


If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please let me know


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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

Thank you for sharing this app, I and my brother with surely find it helpful.
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Re: Free Mobile App For Pet Bird Lovers!

Hi Everyone

There's a new version of BirdBuddy available now on the play/app store with the following changes:

- Added Sound Library in Tools section
- Removed slow page transitions
- Added 'Contact Developer' email button in home page
- BBSpace Activity images in home page can now be enlarged on tap
- Minor changes and improvements

The sound library contains over 700 audio files - roughly 10 per species - which you can download and play to your bird. My sun conure and alexandrine both seemed to react well to it. Anyway, I've tried to make this new functionality as intuitive to use as possible, but if you need instructions on it, there's a breakdown of how to use it here:

https://birdbuddy.mobi/2019/05/18/ne...sound-library/

Note For iOS (Apple) Users: There is an issue with the app crashing on some devices (so far old iPads and latest iPhones) when viewing other users' profiles in the BBSpace section. Fixing this is top of my priorities and should be done by the next version. In the meantime, to prevent it happening try limiting the number of profiles sent to your device by tapping the yellow 'Toggle Search Config' button and refining your search to a specific country and (optionally) state/region before tapping the green 'Enter BBSpace!' button.

As usual, if you find any other bugs or have any suggestions for the app, please let me know

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