Due to the ridiculously high number of attempted spammer registrations, the ability to self-register a username for this blog has been removed.

An approval system for new registration was already in place, and very effective. However, the huge volume combined with my limited time means that I can no longer deal with the administration for the approvals and/or rejections.

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Plant Base for Android in now available on Google Play.

To accompany the main app, a simple and free Data File Support app has also been released.  This provides three file maintenance functions that are not included in the main app.  A first essential for new users who do not run the PC or Mac editions is the database file download, which will install the database onto the device ready for the main app to run.  So the entire install can be done on the device, without the need for a PC or Mac.  The Data Support app also has an Import function that will be useful when there is an updated database release. There is also a database compact function, which may be good for some people.

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A new version of Plant Base is released – 2.1.6. This time it includes updated database contents, which is at Release 26.

The program version is basically a minor maintenance release, with no obvious big changes.  The main incentive for the release was to bring the executable build up to the latest available code complier and database engine.  This gave opportunities to improve the code efficiency and possibly program stability.  This resulted in a lot of internal code changes and the work kept me busy for the last couple of months.

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Another quick update on this rather tedious issue.

Our ‘Buy Now’ buttons are back for most people.  But for EU countries (UK excepted) they remain disabled. We took the decision to code in a geo-location check on the IP address of anyone who views our purchase page. We only retrieve the country code and if that indicates one of the 27 non-UK EU countries then the PayPal Buy Now button is disabled. Those users can however, still place an order by email which we process entirely manually.

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