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[Solved] mobile app stand alone

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(@banko)
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Been using Birdwatchers diary for years but it looks like it is no longer supported, so after trying some apps from Google Play I was pleasantly surprised with Birders Diary. Does most of what I need. Being on Linux there is no desktop app. That's no problem but it seems if I have a new install of the app, there seems no way to import previous sightings.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Jeff
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Hi @banko,

Interesting that Birdwatcher's Diary is no longer supported. They actually had a feature to export sightings to Birder's Diary (BD).

Posted by: @banko

That's no problem but it seems if I have a new install of the app, there seems no way to import previous sightings.

Birder's Diary Mobile for Android is not meant to keep Sightings in it. It is merely an in-field assistant to quickly record all of your sightings and then have then imported to Birder's Diary (BD) for Desktop. The desktop version of BD then has all the tools to analyze, report, chart, etc. on your complete history of sightings. If you can export all of your sightings from Birdwatcher's Diary, then they can be imported into BD Desktop.

There are several ways to run Windows programs on Linux:

  1. Install a Windows compatibility layer, such as Wine, which allows you to run many Windows programs directly on Linux.

  2. Install a virtual machine, such as VirtualBox, and install Windows in the virtual machine. This will allow you to run Windows programs within the virtual machine.

  3. Use a service like CrossOver, which allows you to run some Windows programs on Linux without the need for a virtual machine or compatibility layer.

Let me know if I can assist further with anything.

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(@banko)
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Jeff, thank you for your reply. 

Re Birdwatchers Diary, on android 13 it doesn't work, I emailed them and had no reply, checked their  FB page, where there has been no activity for a couple of years.

Your reply didn't come as a surprise. I will have to see if there is something out there which is suitable for me or look at a VM or using your app with Scythebill.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reply and I wish you well for the future.

Take care.

Keith.

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