Archive for September, 2011

The best kind of review

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 […]

We had a glitch … but it’s fixed

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, […]

App featured on the One Show

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 […]

Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today 14/9/2011

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:

Sunday Times to feature article on Leaf Watch

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 […]

Article in Wiltshire Magazine

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.

Is it in Scotland yet??

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, […]

4000 uploads and counting

Well, the app is really proving its worth.  Today we received the 4000th upload which is fantastic, given the short time we had to tell people about its existence.