Manual Androïd

RikenMon's Nature Guide for European Animals

Androïd Manual

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Here you find the manual of RikenMon’s Nature Guide European Animals App for Androïd.

A complete description of the search characteristics can be found on our website (www.nature-guide.info) under the i for all categories.

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Start

RikenMons blog Android ENThe logo gives access to all categories:

  • birds
  • butterflies
  • mammals
  • reptiles & amphibians
  • bugs

As well as a short manual (i), search with text (ABC) and your tags on animals (notes).

 

RikenMons blog Android ENEach category presents a photo grid of the animals. Top left you will find the number of records. Select a tile to go to the details page.

 

 

 

RikenMons blog Android ENEach animal has a record with photos, a description with some information and the search characteristics involved. It will show the Latin name, family name and the names for Dutch, German, French and Italian. You will also find a link to tht family members and the look-alikes.

Searching with characteristics

RikenMons blog Android EN1) Select a category from the start page.

2) Select Search from the menu or use the magnifier (depending on your Android version)

The various search entries are shown, selecting them will reveal the options. Several options can be selected simultaneously.

RikenMons blog Android ENScroll down for more options. Not all have to be selected, in fact, it is better to limit your selections when in doubt.

3)Select will show the results of your search in a grid view.

 

RikenMons blog Android ENSelecting a tile will open the details page with several photos and information.

Return will open the same grid again. Through the magnifier, you can change your search to limit the number of results. Return from the grid will bring you back to the start screen.

A complete description of the search characteristics can be found on our website.

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Searching with location

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Notes, families and LookAlikes

RikenMons blog Android ENThe menu of the details page will show the following options:

Notes: here you can enter a small remark or observation, a red star will indicate this on the grid tile.

Family: shows all family members in this guide.

 

RikenMons blog Android ENLA: a direct jump to animals similar to the current one. (In the text differences are mentioned at LookAlike.)

High Definition photos

RikenMons blog Android ENAll photos are available in high quality (HD) directly from the server. This needs a working internet connection (Internet needs to be switched on for your phone and this App, see below at Menu) These photos are not stored on your device since they occupy a lot of room.

 

RikenMons blog Android ENOn the details screen press HD (bottom right on the photo) to select full screen. This best quality photo can be zoomed to check out all the details.

Return will exit the HD photo and bring you back to the details page.

Saving your notes

RikenMons blog Android ENAt each animal, a note can be added. Go to a specific details page and open the menu option Notes. Enter your text and press OK, OK + date will automatically add date/time at the beginning of your note. Once saved it can be altered at a later stage.

 

RikenMons blog Android ENIn the photo grid, a record containing a note can be recognised by red stars. All records contain a note can be found on the start page option Notes.

Finding records with text content

RikenMons blog Android ENTo do a text search press ABC at the start page. You will search on a name, Latin name, family name or text in the description. All records containing your entry will be shown in a grid. ( if your result is unexpected check if the right language is selected at menu Settings/Change Language)

Mini manual Nature-guide

RikenMons blog Android ENOn the start page the i will show a short manual which is in the Nature-Guide and available offline.

Main Menu

RikenMons blog Android ENUpdate information, this updates records or add records.

Get photos, here you can load photos on your device.

Settings, to setup the app according your preferences.

Update information

RikenMons blog Android ENAt installation, data is directly included in the Nature-Guide. Regularly we add records or make small changes to existing records. These updates are freely available the first year. Select OK to update the data of your Nature-Guide.

A counter shows the progress and how much updates are downloading.

This, however, does not load photos on your device, select the next menu option for this. (An active internet connection is needed.)

Get photos

RikenMons blog Android ENPhotos are loaded on your device to make sure you have them available offline if needed. Per category, you find the number still missing on your phone. Initially, it will take some time to download all photos. We recommend checking this second menu option each time you update information.

Please note: Some devices have a second storage location. If available it can be selected in the Settings menu.

Settings

RikenMons blog Android ENHere you can personalize your Nature-Guide settings.

Internet On/Off

RikenMons blog Android ENThis makes sure Nature-Guide will not use the internet at all. Switched on photos are directly available but not immediately loaded on your phone. To effectively usNature-Guide offline preload the photos (see above)

Region swap

RikenMons blog Android ENAs a default, Europe is selected. The world option bonus is added showing animals of other continents. Although not nearly complete it can be fun to have.

Returning to Europe will limit the records again (downloaded photos will still be on your device).

Reload Information

RikenMons blog Android ENWith this option, the current dBase is replaced with the original dBase. This can be used if Nature-Guide is not working properly or all notes have to be deleted. SelectUpdate Information to get the latest additions and changes and don’t forget to preload photos again.

Delete all photos

RikenMons blog Android ENIt will show how much Nature-Guide photos are stored on your device. Removing the photos means they can no longer be used offline, they can be reloaded at a later moment if needed.

This option is useful to free up memory on your device or if you want to use the alternative storage location (settings/storage location).

Select storage location

RikenMons blog Android ENNature-Guide offers more than 3500 photos occupying 400Mb. (= 0.4Gb). As default photos are stored on your device however many devices have a secondary storage location like an sd card. If available it can be selected here.

Change Language

RikenMons blog Android ENNature-Guide is available in Dutch and English, when installed it will be in English. For Dutch, all texts are translated. It is also possible to show the animal names in German, Italian or French, information texts will then be in English.

When you see both English and Dutch texts it indicates your phone has a different language setting as the Nature-Guide app.

Sort order

RikenMons blog Android ENIt will set the order photos are displayed. Historical giving the order how we entered them presenting the newest first. Alphabetical is based on the language name and will be different for each language (restart Nature-Guide after altering)

No matter how thorough we are some errors have escaped our attention and we apologise. Please contact us by email or through our blog to suggest any improvements, we thank you in advance.

We wish you lots of fun with RikenMon’s Nature-Guide European Animals.