Last night we rolled out an important improvement which we've been wanting to do for a very long time.
The "Add Sighting" user experience has been improved to make it much easier to find and select a species or category when reporting a new sighting.
- Your recently reported categories and species are now displayed for easy repeat selection.
E.g. if you are on a roll reporting lots of orchids or similar species, it will be now just 1 click to report the same species or category over and over again
- The 9 year old "triple dropdown list" design was becoming too slow and cumbersome to navigate. You can now quickly select any species by simply typing the species in the Identification quick search box
- Only the species relevant to the particular region will be available for selection, removing large numbers of "clutter" / irrelevant species from other regions
We are very interested in your feedback and experience with the new design.
Once bedded in and if successful, we plan to roll the changes out to other parts of the platform such as the Edit Sighting and Sighting Identification tools.