I recently heard complaints from colleagues about the display of iNaturalist observations within the Apple version of the app. The issue was that obscured observations, unverified, and research grade observations all show up with the same marker. However, when I borrowed a coworker’s phone to test the display on an iPhone, I noticed additional differences. Here is a comparison of the displays on an iPhone, Android phone, and the desktop version of the website:
I included a yellow circle where one observation is missing from the iPhone (even through this one is zoomed in the farthest). If you look closely, you can find a few more missing observations towards the bottom of the screen. There is also at least one place where the markers display in different orders (the plant is on top in the android and website, while a bird displays for the iPhone) but this is just an issue of ordering, not a true bug.
It is not a concern for me personally as an Android user (and I mostly use the website), but I’m hoping to get an answer for my colleagues. I suppose I’m willing to accept that some observations won’t display on iPhones, but my main concern is that iPhone users can’t see the difference between obscured, needs ID, and research grade observations. Is this a fixable problem, or just a quirk of developing an Apple app?