We are currently trying to mobilize people to participate in the CNC 2019 and build a long-term community of users in Luxembourg. Generally people are very susceptible to what iNaturalist is all about and mostly understand how it works quite quickly.
However a major issue and question we often get is “how do I change the language”. By this, people do not mean the language of the user interface, but rather the langue in which the common names are displayed.
I know that for many regions and people this is not much of a problem. We are however confronted with a multi lingual community (German, French, Luxembourgian, English, etc.). Many people are fine with using English as the main language for their mobile devices UI, the languages used in the daily life (or for which people know species names) is mostly some other language (mostly French or German).
Currently the iNaturalist app does not offer the possibility to change the language in which common names are displayed (I know that one can change this on the website, which influences the app). For people who mainly want to use iNat via the app this is kind of annoying.
It would be great to get a feature within the app to set the “Names - Place”. Or have the possibility to change the apps UI language independently of the langue the mobile device is set in.
I think this would make it easy to recruit users in communities like ours.