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The Indicator Bats Program – iBats monitors bat populations globally by listening to the sounds bats use to navigate and find food. Volunteers around the world collect bat sounds and together we keep track of any changes in abundance or distribution of these amazing species.
The iBats app will record the sound output from an ultrasonic bat detector plugged into the iPhone and will simultaneously geo-reference the files. The app also provides a map interface to make navigating your route easier. The geo-referenced sound file can then be automatically uploaded through your wireless network into the iBats online database which replaces the need for a separate sound recording device, GPS unit and recording sheets. You don’t have to be part of iBats to use the app, as you can also use it to record surveys and upload recordings to your own computer.
Find out how you can become involved in the iBats Program today: www.ibats.org.uk
What's New in Version 1.0.1
• Include the correct icon for non-Retina display devices
What's It For?
No introductory description. I have a bat house in my back yard, would like to contribute; but app gives no info re regions covered by project. A prior reviewer was in CA & griped because no projects there; I'm in Kansas/can't get far enough to know if there are projects here or not. If this app is only for a closed group of biologists, I suggest you avoid annoying the public & stay in a password-protected Internet chat room.
Good idea-bad launch method
No way to contact program coordnatior via the website to start data collection for California. Can't add a new project. App requires extra equipment instead of using internal device. :( I was excited to start a citizen science project in my area instead I'm just disappointed.
No projects in calif and you need special equipment. Don't bother