Description of problem: When taking pictures in the app and selecting “OK”, you are not taken back to the observation, but the camera view remains. If you press the back button you land at the camera screen again. If you close and reopen the app there will be many empty obersvations created (equal to the number of times you pressed the back button). The picture selected as “OK” will not be saved. I noticed the bug doesnt occur if you hold your phone vertically. This bug only occurs on my Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (all Updates installed). Unfortunately it makes using the app near impossible for me. On my previous old phone (Samsung Galaxy S10e) it doesnt happen.
I have sent the app logs to help@iNaturalist.org as requested.
I’ve had this issue on and off the past month as well, on Samsung galaxy S10e on app version 1.25.12.
I haven’t been able to figure out what triggers it, but I think it has to do with the action of taking a photo through the app (duplication still happens even if I hold the phone vertically). Sometimes the duplicated observations are new blank observations, and sometimes they are duplicates of old observations.
Probably version 1.25.12 ( 527) but not a Samsung phone.
I had also some empty sightings. I thought they where caused cause I had lack of storage on my Android phone. I removed some apps and continued with adding observations.
I have the same problem, also using an Android (Pixel 2). sometimes observations have the location & time empty, sometimes it seems to be filled out. It is pretty annoying. I am not making too many observations during the winter but it would be a real problem if it continues into the spring.
My sense is that it is the initial observation or two after waking up your phone that is the problem.