Observations from website do not show up on phone app

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I did upload ~22 observations so maybe this has something to do with the issue

Platform (Android, iOS, Website): Website and Android

App version number, if a mobile app issue (shown under Settings or About): 1.30.15 (608)

Browser, if a website issue (Firefox, Chrome, etc) : Chrome

URLs (aka web addresses) of any relevant observations or pages:

Screenshots of what you are seeing (instructions for taking a screenshot on computers and mobile devices: https://www.take-a-screenshot.org/):



Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue, and make as many as you need.): The issue is that when I upload observations from a SD card and the file reader from my computer and leave the species category blank so they are “Unknown”. This issue also happens for observations where I have added a species on the website. When I go onto the mobile app those observations do not show up on the app. If i mark the observations on my computer with a species then they will sometimes show up on the mobile app. The observations will show up in the explore page but not in “observations”

Step 1: Upload photos from computer by dragging the files from the file explorer into Inaturalist.

Step 2: Originally do not add a species (Does not seem to matter if you suggest a species on your own observation, it does not make the observation show up on the mobile app) or Do not add a species observation, leaving the observation as “Unknown”

Step 3: Open the mobile app (on Android) and you will see that the observations that are uploaded on the computer with and without a species do not show up on the app

Swipe down to update the app.

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