It’s much more convenient having an app for reporting rather than having to log into a desktop. I appreciate the font color fix. A few other usability improvements that I would love to see: — Add functionality for severe weather reports on the app. — the “additional notes” should be a comment field rather than a single line, so you can see what you’re typing. —after inputting observation data, if you go to the additional information page and then come back, the observation data is deleted. I’ve also noticed this happening previously on the notes side as well, but it looks like that may have been fixed.
Can’t change time; no link to significant weather report?
New observer here. I see from previous reviews that my issue is not new. The app takes me to the current time I want to enter, but when clicking “done,” nothing is changed. Also unless I am missing it, there is no quick way to get to the significant weather report form. However there is a link to the website to do both of these things; just takes longer.
Last update ruined the graphics (fixed) now input borked
A graphics glitch that rendered the app useless was fixed within days. Well done. It does what it’s supposed to - send station data to the servers. There are still minor improvements that could be made such as make “0” the default entry for amount. Don’t they test this app before releasing? The glitches are awful and obvious.
On the iPad, when I enter a precip total then go to details to enter snow data, my precip value disappears when I go back to the first screen. Also, can’t edit input on the iPad, have to do that via the web interface. This is all new since the most recent update. It’s certainly handy to have this app so I enter data in a timely manner, but bugs need to be addressed.
Love this app! It is so convenient to enter daily weather data without having to login to a computer or web browser. The app provides just the things you need, in a simple user-friendly format. Thanks!
In general, no complaints with this app. However, recently I started having an issue on my iPad (latest iOS) where the “Submit” button covers up the precip amount. So I have to guess that I’m inputting the correct amount because I can’t actually see it after I type in the numbers.
Not sure why this isn’t a simple black and white UI and inverse for dark mode, but that would be nice. Convenient for quickly entering the daily measurement, but would be nice if it was easier for my homeschoolers to read. Light gray on sky blue for the bottom tabs is horrible on the eyes.
The new version uses shades of blue for the main buttons at the bottom of the screen with a medium blue as the background color. The result makes it hard to read the button labels or even see which one is selected. Please change this.
Latest release form coloring and history view have issues when phone is in dark mode. The last version did not have this issue. This was fixed with a new release or phone reboot. Rating increase to 4 star.
One request for the app to make it just a little easier. There is a toggle for a Trace, how about a toggle for No Precipitation. I love being a contributor and having access to all the data. It is fascinating to compare my data to other contributors in my area and around the state.
In order to log totals I find you need to change the time of observation otherwise the preset time won’t allow the app to log the observation. Also very recently there’s an issue with logging into the app. It claims the password/username are invalid.
All the fields where you can add data should be on one screen, nothing to go to another screen. Then, when you entered the data, there is no verification of what was submitted. Therefore, I have to check on the CoCoRaHS. which takes more time than if I just entered it there in the first place.
The ability to enter data for days other than the current date has been removed with the latest update. A MAJOR inconvenience! So if I have data from yesterday I can no longer enter it so data is lost! What a shame! Can’t enter dates for multi-day reports either!
After I enter my data the screen drops half way down the screen so I can not submit it (use the submit button) . This has been occurring over a month. I have reloaded the app and it still happens. I am using my iPad to submit entries
I love being able to enter my daily reports from the app. It's fast and easy. However, it needs additional functionality to realize its potential. This would include being able to edit daily reports, enter multiple-day reports, and submit hail and significant weather reports too. Adding these additional features would make it a 5 star.
Finally, this long-awaited app is available! I will be reporting much more often now being I don't have to go back inside to my computer to send a report. I encountered a problem on my first time using it, though. If you make a mistake and want to revise your earlier report, you can't! You must use the Cocorahs web site to edit previously submitted data. So make sure you do it right the first time!
I enjoy this app, it's really handy when you have to report in the morning. A thing that needs to be improved is that this app is only compatible with the Daily Precipitation report. The Significant Weather, the Multi-Day, Monthly Zeros, and Drought reports still need to be added. So far so good!
Update 10/15/17 See comments below for overall favorable impression. Only suggestion for update is to return to the default setting of 0.00 in "Rain/Melted Snow" input field like old iOS version, and as is still the case in the web version of CoCoRaHS user portal, rather than a blank field. Update 10/14/17 Was already a very serviceable and handy app for reporting of precipitation. Last couple of updates have added some useful new features, multi-day reports and now editing capability. Very well done. Easy and intuitive interface. Well done Steve Woodruff. Thank you. This app is perfect for submitting "ordinary" rainfall (or lack thereof) observations, which are the vast majority of my reports. App has the capability to include flooding status if applicable and observer notes, if desired. My thanks to the developer. And the price? Oh yeah, FREE!!
CoCoRaHS Observer for iOS is an application that lets registered volunteer Observers submit their daily precipitation reports via their mobile device. In addition, users can view past reports to ensure accuracy. CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, their aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. They have volunteer observers in all fifty states. This application is provided by Steve Woodruff and Appcay Software, not CoCoRaHS. Questions, comments, and issues can be reported to us at www.appcay.com.