An updated version of the Android app was recently published on Google Play.

This version has some significant changes that bring it up to date with latest requirements for the Google Play store. The app should successfully run on Android 8 (Oreo) or later, but also remains compatible with older versions of Android.

In addition to OS compatibility there are a number of other changes:

  • Improved screen layout for a wider range of devices. Includes up-scaled pictures for high resolution screens.
  • Option to control duplicates in Plant Lists.
  • Revised and more efficient use of camera to capture images within app. The Plant Base app makes use of the standard camera app for the device, which then passes the picture back for recording in the database. Because some devices have a fixed image orientation, when adding a picture it can now easily be rotated.
  • More robust database file opening with better notification of missing files.
  • Various bug fixes.

The companion Data Support app has also been update for the same OS compatibility and is now at version 1.03.

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