discussion / Software and Mobile Apps  / 27 October 2017

Has anyone tried out the Forest Watcher Mobile App?

Wildlabs reposted a blog about the Forest Watcher launch (link). I am curious if anyone has tried out the app or has plans to use it. We are collecting feedback to do a second round of development, so I would love to hear from you!

Hi Liz - Steph encouraged me to have a play for our project in South Sudan. I was surprised the reference area allowed when setting up the app was fairly small but presume this is because it encourages local snapshots rather than a large scale overview. However I don't think there should be a problem with covering a larger reference area that can be zoomed into unless it makes the usability worse. For any sizeable PAs you'd have to create multiple 'areas' and this is quite tricky to do as the PAs didn't show up automatically on the reference map. Great innovative app though and I am happy to be a guinea pig. Rob