Observations from using app

Hi there couple of observations

Can we have the most likely option come up in the catch tab for example when checking a possum trap the first option should be a possum

Autofill or first selected bait - for example if previous trap was PB can it autofill or have first option PB. This would help a lot of scrolling which you want to avoid doing while in the field

DOC 200 Doubles - This is checking one trap but in the app a trapper has to fill two entries, A large majority of the kiwi programs use double set traps which makes the app slower than it should be.

Thanks
Rolf

Kia ora,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ll pass them on to the dev team :slight_smile:

Re: DOC 200 Doubles - some folks have these setup as two separate traps at the same location - this can most easily be done by using the “Add collocated installation” button on the app when you click on a double trap.

Ngā mihi,
The Trap.NZ Team

Can we have the most likely option come up in the catch tab for example when checking a possum trap the first option should be a possum

From v4.1.3 you can keep a shortlist of species to save you from scrolling. We are likely to add the species taxonomy to the Project Categories (link off the project home page) so you can define the available species from a project level.

Autofill or first selected bait - for example if previous trap was PB can it autofill or have first option PB. This would help a lot of scrolling which you want to avoid doing while in the field

Again you can keep a shortlist of lures to save scrolling. Also it does pre-fill the previous lure used, unfortunately it does not yet do it per trap type. This is on the radar however.

DOC 200 Doubles - This is checking one trap but in the app a trapper has to fill two entries, A large majority of the kiwi programs use double set traps which makes the app slower than it should be.

Technically it is two traps in one box so from a data perspective things are correct, however yes we can make some improvements on the interfaces to speed things up in the field.

Hope that helps and many thanks for the feedback,
Andy

I find when you add a supplementary trap, and you use lines. The supplementary traps go to end of the list.

This is why I have reverted to having two traps at the same location, so at least its at the correct stage of a line.

Thanks…Gary

Kia ora Gary,

Ultimately we are working away from the supplementary trap concept to collocated installations (these will satisfy the ordering as you have found.)

Trappers have commented that collocated traps result in an extra form to submit which adds a few more clicks to the process. It’s something we will take a look at as we can no doubt fix this at the form level.

Cheers,
Andy

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