Here’s a list of iNat updates that were released in February of 2021. Thank you, @forum_moderators, for keeping track of these!
- Through a collaboration with Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, added iNaturalist Chile to the iNaturalist Network - check it out at https://inaturalist.mma.gob.cl/
- Improvements to the API v2
- Many additional translations throughout the websites and apps
- Can now select Ukrainian as a preferred language on the website (currently 40% translated)
- Several updates to lists (see blog post including updates in the comments)
- Made it clearer when someone has Filter by Place set on taxon pages
- Updates to the connection between iNaturalist “About” tabs and Wikipedia
- Always show who added an observation field
- Added tooltips to help explain “Casual”, “Needs ID”, and “Research Grade” on observation pages
- Standardized the format of some pages across the dashboard by removing very old formatting
- Minor updates to the the design of each user’s Projects page (e.g. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/user/tiwane)
- Now documenting changes to conservation statuses and taxon geoprivacy (curator username and date)
- Updates to the new taxon chooser
- Fixed a bug in the display of obscured trusted coordinates
- Performance improvements to observation lists (thank you @hamiltont!)
- Sort observations in Explore by date added, date observed, date updated, or randomly
- Hide your own observations in Explore
- Work toward Android parity, including recording audio for sound observations, common/scientific name preferences - to be released soon
- Released the first of four months of NatGeo Nature Challenges
- Map handling bug fixes
- Signup screen now has “Learn more” popups explaining data storage and licensing checkboxes
- Improvements to camera and gallery viewing
- February 2nd: A Marbled Polecat is Spotted in Mongolia!
- February 4th: 50% of All Vertebrates Observed!
- February 8th: A Euphorbia Observation in Brazil Provides Tantalizing Natural History Clues
- February 11th: Welcome, iNaturalist Chile! ¡Bienvenido, iNaturalist Chile!
- February 23rd: A Botanist Documents a Rare Nightshade in the California Desert