FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Birdwatcher's Diary Birding Checklist iOS App
Adds Direct Uploading to eBird, new iPad Version
Cupertino, CA August 6, 2012 – Stevens Creek Software has released version 5.0 of Birdwatcher's Dairy for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad that supports user submission of bird sightings lists directly to eBird from the field. In addition, version 5.0 is the first iPad native version of Birdwatcher’s Diary. Other advances include support for Dropbox, ability to import bird photos, and many other new features and ease-of-use improvements. The bird checklist app is available now in the Apple iTunes App Store.
"Being able to upload their bird sightings to eBird directly from the iPhone appeals to many birders. And this is just one many new features in version 5.0. It’s the most major upgrade we’ve done in the 3 years since Birdwatcher’s Diary was first released.” said Steven Patt, president of Stevens Creek Software.
Version 5.0 of Birdwatcher's Dairy for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad supports submission of bird sightings lists directly to eBird from the field. eBird, a project of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, is an online database of worldwide bird observations submitted by ornithologists and amateur birders alike which provides researchers, scientists and the general public with real-time data about bird sightings and helps build a body of knowledge about wild bird species distribution and abundance. With just one tap you can now send your sightings list from your iPhone directly to eBird. You will have a chance to review the list before you send.
Version 5.0 introduces an iPad native version of Birdwatcher’s Diary (sold separately) which takes advantage of the larger screen size. The iPad version provides full support for both portrait and landscape screen orientations and support for all Bluetooth keyboards. The keyboard support is not just for text entry but also for navigation capabilities like scrolling, selecting species, and entering counts directly on the main screen. This allows for entering sightings completely via the keyboard with no screen interaction needed. Bluetooth keyboard support also works for the iPhone/iPod Touch versions of the app.
A third new feature is support for cloud storage using Dropbox. With a Dropbox account you can save and retrieve your archived sightings, view a list of your Dropbox archives, automatically backup new archives, and transfer your sightings from one iOS device to another via Dropbox.
Other new features include:
The Stevens Creek Software web site, www.stevenscreek.com/birdwatchersdiary.htm, provides full information on all features, including a video demonstration, screen shots, and an online and eBook user manual. Birdwatcher's Diary runs on all iOS devices 3.1 or later. The iPhone/iPod Touch app is available for $12.99 (USD); the iPad app is $14.99 (USD). Both are priced accordingly in other regions. Stevens Creek Software donates 50% of its proceeds from this app to bird conservation organizations.
Stevens Creek Software, based in Cupertino, CA, has been in the software development business since 1988. It was one of the leading developers of utility, personal productivity and business applications for the PalmOS platform and is now a leading developer of applications for the iOS platform, with eight different apps on the market. Please visit www.stevenscreek.com for additional information.
Copyright (C) Steven Creek Software 2012. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and logos used are owned by their respective owners.
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If you would like further information about Birdwatcher's Diary or Stevens Creek Software, or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:
Deborah Jamison, Marketing Director, Stevens Creek Software