I downloaded Seek on my phone to show a friend, who is interested in nature but not in social interaction/the ‘community’ side of iNaturalist, and I noticed Seek does a lot of neat things that iNat doesn’t. Personally, I’m an absolute achievement Junkie and love the idea of species badges, challenges badges and so on. I would love to link up my iNaturalist observations to be used for those, and I absolutely love the community challenges present in Seek. I know challenges are also in iNaturalist, but they are more hidden away. I’d love to complete challenges, earn seek badges and do all that stuff in tandem, without having to upload the same observations to multiple apps.
It also seems to me that the Seek app has a much nicer UI, and runs much much better than the iNaturalist app. I guess this might be because It looks like Seek had some heavy sponsoring from Netflix, even? Hopefully the team can bring the same level of smoothness and quality to iNat!
So I guess my major question is, can the apps be linked so I can participate in seek-style badges and challenges with my iNat observations? If not, would and should this be a future possibility?
Second, for people who use both, how do you find they compare? When do you open one app or the other?