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Old Friday 26th May 2017, 22:04   #101
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I'm just wondering for my friend who's just downloaded the Collins android bird app. Will the android Collins bird app get the videos for every single bird in the Collins app just like the Apple version of the same app eventually. There are 3 sections of priced videos of which the basic common birds are free but the other 3 sections of bird videos you have to buy as add on's, of which I've all the videos of all the birds on that Apple Collins bird app.
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Old Friday 26th May 2017, 22:50   #102
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ides.birdguide

Works for me! However - prior to that, I had to update my LG G3s smartphone to Android 5.0.2 to get it to work.
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Old Sunday 28th May 2017, 08:33   #103
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I'm just wondering for my friend who's just downloaded the Collins android bird app. Will the android Collins bird app get the videos for every single bird in the Collins app just like the Apple version of the same app eventually. There are 3 sections of priced videos of which the basic common birds are free but the other 3 sections of bird videos you have to buy as add on's, of which I've all the videos of all the birds on that Apple Collins bird app.
Do you know what else they sell as addon? I have heard call recognition?
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Old Sunday 28th May 2017, 08:48   #104
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Do you know what else they sell as addon? I have heard call recognition?
Sound is included. UK BTO distribution maps is an in app purchase. Video is an in app purchase on the IOS Apple version so hopefully will be an option in a future release of the Android version.
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Old Monday 29th May 2017, 08:03   #105
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No response either long response. But usually none.
Same for me, the text search does not really work. Samsung S6, Android 7.0. Otherwise fine!
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Old Monday 29th May 2017, 09:47   #106
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Can anyone please give a definitive answer as to when the android version of this app will have the option of adding the video clips?
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Old Monday 29th May 2017, 18:31   #107
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Great app and works fine on Moto G4. Saves lugging the book about and includes songs / calls too. Well worth the wait.

Strange, the search function doesn't locate "Blue Tit". (Before anyone asks, it was a test, not a legitimate ID query search!)
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Old Tuesday 30th May 2017, 17:32   #108
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Update has now fixed the search function,everything working fine.
Big thumbs up to the developer for such a quick fix
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Old Tuesday 30th May 2017, 19:21   #109
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Works fine on my LG 3G. Looks very good.
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Old Tuesday 30th May 2017, 20:09   #110
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It's a bargain at 12.99 (or 17.99 on itunes). Pity I've got an iPhone!
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Update has now fixed the search function,everything working fine.
Big thumbs up to the developer for such a quick fix
Yes, my search issue also now resolved.
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Downloaded Collins Bird Guide app to my phone without problems but could not install on Android tablet (Samsung SM-T700, Android 6.0.1). Asked Googleplay agent to call me back and, checking against his list, he said the app is listed for phones but for not tablets and offered me a fund. I declined this but asked him to forward this point to the app developer. Meantime others beware! Does anyone else have a have similar experience with this app?
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Downloaded Collins Bird Guide app to my phone without problems but could not install on Android tablet (Samsung SM-T700, Android 6.0.1). Asked Googleplay agent to call me back and, checking against his list, he said the app is listed for phones but for not tablets and offered me a fund. I declined this but asked him to forward this point to the app developer. Meantime others beware! Does anyone else have a have similar experience with this app?
Ive just put it on a Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T500 Android 6.0.1 and its works fine.

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Mine's also installed on my Lenovo-A10 tablet with no issues.
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Old Tuesday 6th June 2017, 19:54   #116
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I asked about video. Here's the reply: "Hello Sean. We will add video in the future; we want to make sure the video delivery is reliable before we release anything into the app. It's like to be around 6 months before video is added. We hope you enjoy the app."
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Old Tuesday 6th June 2017, 21:40   #117
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Works fine on my LG G4. 12.99 well spent.
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About to upgrade my android phone and would like to use this android app on my new phone. I see some people are using Moto G4, LG G3/4 and I wonder if there are any further recommendations. Would be nice if the new phone would be water resistant as well as we birders sometimes get caught out in some filthy weather at times.

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Old Thursday 8th June 2017, 09:54   #119
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About to upgrade my android phone and would like to use this android app on my new phone. I see some people are using Moto G4, LG G3/4 and I wonder if there are any further recommendations. Would be nice if the new phone would be water resistant as well as we birders sometimes get caught out in some filthy weather at times.

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The more recent models of the top brands all seem to be water resistant.

https://www.cnet.com/news/best-water...istant-phones/
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Downloaded Collins Bird Guide app to my phone without problems but could not install on Android tablet (Samsung SM-T700, Android 6.0.1). Asked Googleplay agent to call me back and, checking against his list, he said the app is listed for phones but for not tablets and offered me a fund. I declined this but asked him to forward this point to the app developer. Meantime others beware! Does anyone else have a have similar experience with this app?
See below for the advice to me from Stephen at Nature Guides, in case anyone else has a similar problem. In fact the issue was the Playstore app, which needed updating/refreshing.

The first (point) is ensuring the Android system is up to date on your tablet and there are no updates pending. Its worth quitting the Play Store app (tap the square button on your device and swipe the app away to close it) and turning your tablet off and back on again just in case.

Secondly, see if you can find the app (or app icon) on the table, even if it doesnt open. It may be in the Application manager. Try deleting the app (or app icon) from your device. Hold on the icon until Delete/Uninstall appears at the top of the screen. Drag the icon to Uninstall and confirm. More details here: https://support.google.com/googlepla...21768?hl=en-GB and here: http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-Apps-on-Android

The rather drastic third step would be to request a refund on the app from the Play Store, then purchase the app again. This should free up any problems that prevented it from being downloaded the first time.
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About to upgrade my android phone and would like to use this android app on my new phone. I see some people are using Moto G4, LG G3/4 and I wonder if there are any further recommendations. Would be nice if the new phone would be water resistant as well as we birders sometimes get caught out in some filthy weather at times.

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The Moto G4plus is good value in my opinion and is water resistant.
Also comes with expandable storage so you could store the apps data there.
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Forgive my ignorance regarding technical matters but would this app work on a Kindle Fire?
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Forgive my ignorance regarding technical matters but would this app work on a Kindle Fire?
It is a different "branch" of the Android OS on a Fire, so unless you can install Google Play on the Fire, the answer would be no.
Unless and until it is available on the Amazon Apps.
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Does anyone else find that when the photos are selected and zoomed in it won't let you scroll down so the bottom section can't be seen?
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Does anyone else find that when the photos are selected and zoomed in it won't let you scroll down so the bottom section can't be seen?
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