Bird Codes 2.0 has been released to the iOS app store and is now for sale so I wanted to introduce everyone to the changes in this version. First of all, the biggest change is that the entire app has been re-written to run natively on iPhone and iPad. This is not something that you will really notice but just know that it really speeds up the app, especially search.
iPad enhanced support – iPad support is now no longer half-baked. The iPad version is optimized for the bigger screen and utilizes the entire screen with the search function on the left hand side of the screen, and the bird names and codes on the right hand side. You can now quickly flip through lots of species to compare the codes, if you search warblers, for example.
Social sharing – Another big addition in this release is the option to share alpha codes through Twitter, Facebook, email and text messages. Sharing is easily accessed by tapping the arrow in the upper right corner of the screen. With Twitter and email, a screenshot of the bird and alpha code is attached, while Facebook and SMS come preformatted with the code you were looking up.
Free upgrade – We hope you enjoy the free upgrade. If you haven’t purchased Bird Codes yet, you can find it on the App Store. I also put together a demo video of the app in use. Watch it below to see the new Bird Codes in action.