Due to our little mishap recently we collected a few rather bad reviews on the Android Marketplace. The app didn’t work, so people told us what they thought – and why shouldn’t they? What I’m really impressed with however, is that two of the people that initially left negative reviews came back and “upgraded” their [...]
Archive for September, 2011
If we could have planned the worst time for a technical issue with the backend (where the app sends data) to occur, it would have been from Friday 16th and for a few days afterwards. Why? Well, because this coincided with our biggest press coverage yet – appearing on the One Show. Unfortunately for us, [...]
After a few false starts, the One Show made contact with the project and asked to record a piece about the horse chestnut leaf miner moth for their show on Friday 16th. Project members Michael Pocock (Uni of Bristol) and Darren Evans (Uni of Hull) did a sterling job of discussing the problem and even [...]
I was interviewed yesterday by Anna Hill from BBC Radio 4′s Farming Today programme about the Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner and our app: Leaf Watch. Interview available until 20th Sept (from 6.03 – 8.50 mins) at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b014flfy
I was working from home yesterday, which was fortunate as I had a phone call from a reporter from the Sunday Times interested in the Leaf Watch app and in crowd sourcing. She wanted to speak to a “real” user of the app also, which proved more of a challenge than it seemed it should [...]
I wrote an article about the horse chestnut leaf miner which is featured in Wiltshire Magazine (Aug/Sept edition). People are often aware there’s a problem but don’t necessarily know what the cause is. Mangaged to plug the app too of course.
There was a real flurry of excitement yesterday when we analysed the spattering of Scottish records we’d received. We had 60 or so records from Scotland, many of which showed heavily mined horse chestnut leaves – the first instance of horse chestnut leaf miner moths being recorded in Scotland (as far as we know). However, [...]