Use this forum to discuss the Winged Toolbar from Whatbird. You can ask questions about how it works, get help for bugs you find, suggest new features, in other words what ever you feel like.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:58 AM
I like to call it an "instant field guide to birds". Install it in Internet Explorer and it basically whittles down North American species names as you type. Hit Enter or click the name and it gives you the species page at whatbird.com.
Where is it? Very close to announcing a limited beta in the forum, which will last for a few weeks. If anyone happens to find this message and would like to be a tester, please send a message using the contact form.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:04 AM
Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:34 PM
You may have misunderstood. The toolbar is like the google toolbar you can add to IE, where you type into the box and Google not only will open a page with that keyword, but as you type it offers suggestions. With Winged Toolbar when you click a suggested bird name the species page opens.
Testing is simply using it and giving feedback on this page about how it worked for you.
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:34 AM
Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:28 PM
Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:44 AM
No Firefox version yet, we first want to make sure 70% of the browser market is okay with it.
FF requires a whole different approach to toolbars than IE.
But its definitly important and on our list.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 10:00 AM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:01 AM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:37 AM
I was thinking along those same lines but thought why limit it to just state, why not put all the whabird search criteria in the menu. Look at this for example
You can see the family attribute is selected and its waiting for a family to be selected. What happens next has several possibilities.
1. Narrow the drop down list so it shows just those birds selected with the attribute-value menu. Then you can select any bird in the list and it would open that species account page for you like now. (Note I show the attribute:value in the combo box so its clear what has been selected even when that menu is closed.
2. Open the search page on whatbird,com with the birds that resulted from the attribute-value selection (for example all the birds in California).
For this to be realistically useful it would be limited to just ONE attribute-value ssearch election. To add yet another choice would make the entire interface much more complicated. Not that it cant be done or that its a bad idea. Its just a much larger and more complex job.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:05 PM
That looks good. I don't understand all the technical stuff but it looks like it would be very useful.
Also, I've tried to change my email address under my profile but I get an error message. All the responses are coming to my work email and I need them to come to my personal address. Can you help me?
Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:21 PM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:58 PM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:21 PM
Sorry you have having an issue with this email system.
Please read the Email Subscription How To:
It will show you everything you need.
If you have futher issues please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will change things for you.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:35 PM
Does using the toolbar mean we'll have pop-ups or spyware added to our computer ?
Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:35 PM
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