Apgeo Design Going Out of Business

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, OCTOBER 26, 2018

APGEO DESIGN will be going out of business at the end of this year. We have been unable to make app development into a sustainable business. All APGEO DESIGN apps have been removed from sale in the iPhone and iPad App Store. These apps will still appear in your “purchased” app list under the Apple ID you used for purchase, and these apps can be downloaded from your purchased list until our developer license expires in November of 2019.

If these apps are operating properly for you now, they should continue to function with your current iDevices and your current version of iOS. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that Apple will not release new devices or future updates of iOS with which there might be issues. These issues could range from fairly minor screen display issues to more major functional ones.

NOTE: As has always been the case, you should back up your iDevice to iTunes or iCloud to preserve a backup of app data. If you need to reload the apps, you will lose app data if you do not restore from backup.

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT PRESERVING LIFEBIRDS JOURNAL SIGHTINGS

Since your Lifebirds Journal sightings are stored on your phone and only can be accessed through the app, you should take the following steps to download a copy of your sightings via email. We also strongly recommend that you upload your sightings to another program such as eBird so you can continue to record sightings electronically. Follow the procedures below to do so. Please address any questions to: lifebirds.journal@gmail.com.

MAKING A COPY OF ALL SIGHTING INFORMATION FROM LIFEBIRDS

To make sure you have a copy of all of your sighting information, you should download all of your data via email in spreadsheet format using the following procedure:

  1. Open Lifebirds Journal and pick “lists” from main menu
  2. choose “sightings list” on List Options screen
  3. select “ALL SIGHTINGS” at the bottom of the Sightings List screen without entering any dates and then choose “GENERATE LIST”
  4. choose “EXPORT LIST” on the bottom of the Sightings screen
  5. choose “standard format,” which is the default, and then choose “CREATE EMAIL” on the Export screen
  6. an email screen should open and you should address the email to yourself and retitle the email as “Lifebirds all sighting info” then choose “Send”. The email will have all of your sighting information in CSV format which can be opened and then saved in any spreadsheet program.

UPLOADING SIGHTINGS TO EBIRD FROM A LIFEBIRDS DOWNLOAD

All your sightings or a selection of your sightings also can be uploaded to eBird to use as a permanent record repository after you set up an account with them. We strongly encourage you to do so. To download all sightings in eBird format via email and then upload to eBird follow this procedure.

  1. Open Lifebirds Journal and pick “lists” from main menu
  2. choose “sightings list” on List Options screen
  3. select “ALL SIGHTINGS” at the bottom of the Sightings List screen without entering any dates and then choose “GENERATE LIST”
  4. choose “EXPORT LIST” on the bottom of the Sightings screen
  5. choose “Reporting Format compatible with eBird” and then choose “CREATE EMAIL” on the Export screen
  6. an email screen should open and you should address the email to yourself, retitle the email as “Lifebirds sightings in eBird format” and then choose “Send”. The email will have all of your sighting information attached in CSV format, which is compatible with uploading to eBird. (Note: Use the same procedure if you want to download only a selection of your sightings by specifying dates or locations on the Sightings List screen at step 3).
  7. Before uploading to eBird, first save the file in CSV format on a Mac or Windows computer and use this computer for the upload. CSV is the format of the file attached to the email you sent in step 6. If you open this file in Excel or another spreadsheet program, DO NOT save it in that spreadsheet’s format, instead save it again in CSV format. Only CSV files can be uploaded to eBird.
  8. Here are the instructions from eBird for uploading.
    When uploading be sure to select “eBird Record Format” and NOT “eBird Checklist format” or it will not work.
  9. NOTE: eBird uses a different taxonomy than Lifebirds Journal so you will have to reconcile some species records after uploading process.