Never once got past the “processing” screen. Have emailed the developers, no response over two weeks later. If you can’t support and maintain your app, remove it from the App Store. Pretty much theft at this point.
Warblr is an app that automatically recognises birds by their song. The way in which it works is simple – make a recording with your iPhone, and Warblr will identify the species of bird/s that can be found in that recording, providing you with images and descriptions to help you learn more about our feathered friends.
In using Warblr, you will be contributing to a citizen science project, and hopefully one day helping to protect endangered species. We will be making the recordings and the data collected on species identification freely available to be used for research and conservation.
Warblr can recognise over 220 species of British bird, and works particularly well for garden and woodland species. Our technology uses the latest techniques in machine learning, and is supported by Queen Mary University of London.
**Please note – if you’re having any issues using Warblr please just drop us a line to email@example.com**
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What's New in Version 2.0.5
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Better permissions checking.
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 8.0 or later
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 mini, iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (3G), iPad (3rd Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (3rd Generation) (4G), iPad (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (4th Generation) (4G), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (Wi-Fi), iPad mini (4G), iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (9th Generation), iPad (9th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (6th Generation), iPad mini (6th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation), Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS), Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular), Apple Watch Series SE (GPS), Apple Watch Series SE (GPS + Cellular), Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS), Apple Watch Series 7 (GPS + Cellular)
This is a rip off. Avoid at all costs. You will not be able to get back your money.
This app has stopped working and the developers do not return emails. Don’t waste your money.
Not identified a single bird. Endlessly trying to upload and fails. Why by an app that needs to upload to a server? I need bird id on my phone regardless of internet. Waste of £5. Many free apps do a better job.
£4.99 and stuck on the processing screen forever, despite having strong internet connection. It does not work. Do not buy.
After a few weeks app fails at record stage and locks out.
Save your money.
I purchased this app in Jan 2020. From the start I kept getting the message ‘ You have no internet connection’ which was untrue. After 6 months I asked Warblr about it and they said it was a problem with their server which they are endeavouring to correct. One year on and the app still does not function for me. Save your money and use Birdnet, which is free and has an impressive bird-identification success rate.
Endless cycle of processing even though I’m connected to WiFi. Really annoying. How can I get a refund?!
Terrible app. Poor interface, doesn’t do what it says it does.
Hasn’t got a single bird right and just goes for blackbird every time. Do not buy. A mistake !
This app is a complete waste of time! What is the point of having an app that records birdsong but won’t let you listen back and identify what it is because you’re not connected to the internet? Well I am! 4g to be precise! Then again I doubt it would make any difference anyway, because no matter what bird I record the same ones come up every time, clearly not the one I’ve recorded! Don’t waste your time downloading this..it’s a waste of time and energy..sorry!
This app is so disappointing. Every time I use it, I get a list of birds with “possible” matches. It’s very likely to have been a robin, starling or thrush but none of those even come up!!! Then I have to pick which random one I think it’s likely to be. If I knew which bird it was, I wouldn’t have bought this app!!! If has been an app that I could have tried first, I wouldn’t have bought it.
My partner has a bird song identification app: it identifies all the birds singing and lists them. I bought this app thinking it might be even better. No. It is awful- a complete waste of money. Every time I recorded, my result was topped by blackbird, followed by five birds that I guarantee are not present on a farm in Wales. Furthermore, even I could tell that the bird songs I recorded were totally different and could not ALL be blackbirds.
This has consistently thrown up incorrect answers and the navigation is awful - often sticking on a Wikipedia page and preventing you from going back to the search function. I bought in haste and am repenting ....
Having recently bought Warblr I can no longer use it as it is stuck on bird details, which there is no way back from. Having identified a list of possible birds on the screen I tapped one to find out more about it. The details were very interesting but there is no way back, no arrow, no “ back” symbol, and I can’t now resume use of the App. It is extremely frustrating, tapping, double tapping has no effect. I tried coming out of the App but when I tried it again... back to the bird details it is stuck on. A total waste of money.
This app is a great idea - shazam for bird calls - and will surely improve as the training data builds up. Currently a bit prone to saying things are chaffinches :-) but even in it’s current less-than-100%-reliable state it is already useful as it gives a list of guesses with %. I’ll try to report if I can see the bird, and I’m sure that will improve the consistency of results over time.
You always needed a good, strong and clear birdsong for this app to accurately identify a bird, but now it’s useless because it just says there’s no internet connection when there clearly is a good one. I see from another review that this has been a problem before, has been fixed, but is a problem again.
I really wanted this app to work, but sadly I am one of the many it seems who merely gets a message repeatedly saying I have no internet connection, which is not correct. I waited a while to write this review because I had sent an email to the developers asking for help but, two weeks later, I have yet to receive a reply, so I’m not only disappointed that the app doesn’t work for me, but also disappointed with the developer’s customer service.
UPDATE: I have since been contacted by the developer’s support team with profuse apologies. They had a server problem, which is now fixed and my app works, although I haven’t yet tried it out.
I received an email from the Warblr team this morning citing server issues for the poor past performance. I’ve just tried the app and it appears to be fixed. Having given it a few goes, it seems accurate too, and even picked up a greater spotted woodpecker that I couldn’t actually hear, but occasionally visits our garden so we know it’s local. Thanks for the comm, team and I’m glad the issues are resolved.
Do not buy! Worse than useless because of the disappointment! It worked so well to begin with but now I have the dreaded ‘no internet connection’ — false of course.
Same issue as above. No internet connection is all I get out of this. Will delete
Such a shame but this app doesn’t work. Constantly tells me I’ve no internet connection but I know I have. A waste of money. I’ve emailed the developers about a month ago but no reply. Don’t waste your money.
Similar to a previous review - keep getting the message ‘no internet connection’ when I know I have! Contacted the company via email (as Twitter account doesn’t allow direct messaging) and no response over 2 weeks later. I have wasted £4:99 and the opportunity to discover what bird were close.
Worked well for about 3 months but suddenly no internet connection message. Deleted App then downloaded again, but sadly same issue.
‘No internet connection’
See all other reviews, just bought it and sadly didn’t look at other reviews first. Clearly a major fault.
Doesn’t seem like the developers care to fix it, looking at the other reviews.
I believe the last update was 2 yrs ago!
This App was great originally now all I get is the ‘no internet connection’ when clearly there is- please can I have a refund? Certainly not worth the money if it is not working!
I have had this about 2 weeks now and every time I record anything, I get told I have no internet connection. Wrote to ask for help and received nothing. Unless there’s a major upgrade.....give it a miss.
I have the same problem in that it constantly states no internet connection and this definitely not the case. Considering its cost, I expect better. Sort it out.
This was a great app but now just says no internet connection. (Even though connected) nothing on the Warblr site poor show
Worked fine when I first downloaded it, but now just errors with “no internet connection”. Tried deleting and reinstalling, but still same. Loads asking on Twitter about same issue and no-one getting response from app developer - poor
Not bad at recognition although apparently there is a phantom mute swan following me wherever I go. But now it says I’m not connected to the internet when I am, and it won’t submit anything. So useless. Can I have my money back?
Worked reasonably for a month or two now unusable as it states no internet connection. Clearly mistaken as the phone uploaded this review!
I’ve tried this app with WiFi and data 4g and the app says it has no signal. It’s hopeless. I want my money back
Not not got a connection with the app. Even trying to reply recordings at home. Really disappointing.
Similar comments to others....pretty good at identifying sounds but a couple of weird suggestions at times. Now has stopped working saying no internet connection when there is clearly internet connection. Have now deleted.
After paying money I downloaded ... and tried it out. Did my first recording - but can’t get it analysed as “No internet connection”
Tried many times and still does not work.
No way of getting my money back
This has been working relatively fine but has now stopped working saying there is no internet connection. Many other reviews state the same so there is something not right here. Seeing as I had to pay for this app it needs to be fixed or refunded.
Warblr is utterly, utterly useless. Complete joke. I have used it many times when out, identifies everything as chaffinch/blackbird/collared dove. Thought I would try out using unmistakable bird song recorded on YouTube (with no other birdsong in background). EG A cuckoo - unmistakable, right? Wrong!!! The answer was - Collared Dove 😡.
Save your £4.99
This is a pretty good app and easy to use. It records 10 seconds of bird dong and then tells you what it was. Interesting and fun to take on a walk, and helps you learn about birds too.
Customer services great too, and replied to my query with a full answer. I’d say def contact them if you have any problems.
Very poor. Consistently fails to identify birds correctly.
Very disappointing app
I see recent reviews will echo mine now. This app is unusable and has been for at least a week now. At first I thought it was lack of internet but that was soon dispelled when it wouldn’t work in the back garden
Really disappointed, it is not fit for purpose
Don’t waste your money
I’ve been using this for a year or so and getting good results in my garden. Not working now, says no internet when there definitely is. Nowhere to report this! Guess there’s a bug to fix. Don’t buy until fixed!!
This app simply fails to work. When you seek to check a recording, it displays a message ‘you have no internet connection’ even though you know your phone has. Do not buy, and be disappointed.
I have internet and this app has not worked since I purchased it (48 hours) I’d like this fixed or my money back please
Seems like a nice app, but after a few tries I noticed that it always seems to get the same selection of birds, even when I’m recording very different sounds in different locations, and the percentages don’t add up to 100%.
Worked well for some time but recently won’t send data to be analysed. Just keeps saying wifi not available when it most definitely
Waste of money!! I want refund please
Just tells me there is no internet connection even when connected to Wi-Fi
When it works the app is great BUT too many errors. Doesn’t identify saying no internet connection when there is and doesn’t connect with bird info. Please sort these bugs.
Bought app about a month ago. Worked for about three weeks. Now says I have no internet connection which I know is not correct as everything else works fine. Don’t buy as you will be disappointed.
This worked until a few days ago when it decided it couldn’t connect to the internet, even though everything else was connected perfectly well. Don’t waste your money. I feel rather conned!
Luckily in the end after a long search on google I was able to find out the bird song I recorded was a Yellowhammer!
I was at home connected to my WiFi - I use my smart tv with no issues on the WiFi but the app kept stating no internet was connected tried to use 4G data.. still the same so I was not able to use the app to identify the bird.
I have been using this app for about six months now and I found it very good for recognizing the birds that are in my garden are flying around the coast that I live on. As I am visually impaired and I’m unable to identify the birds by signs a way of recognizing the Birdsong and putting it on a screen for me is absolutely superb and has made a world of difference to my pleasure of the garden. It is only fail to work on two occasions which let’s face it is better than the record of my wife’s car
This does work (now servers have been sorted) & have been using it for over a week. It is most effective if there is one clear bird sound rather than multiple at once etc but still good for a novice.
Bit on the pricy side (eg not free) & has crashed a could of times but overall good to use when out and about.
I cann't get it to register an Internet connection, so it simply doesn't work. There's no support or help. Nothing do in the ipad settings helps. I think it doesn't work on apple. A waste of cash.
Saw this used on a recent Facebook live video, so decided to download it; wish I’d read the reviews first, particularly the recent ones. Having paid £4.99 for the app, I’d expect it to work at least after a fashion; however I am constantly defeated by the error message, “You have no internet connection.” I have full 4G right now. Rather wish I hadn’t bothered...
The App does not work and constantly says “no internet connection”, when there is a full signal. I downloaded this and paid for it as it was recommended and I am new to identifying birdsong. Extremely disappointed that it doesn’t do what it is intended for.
My advice download a free App much better.
Interesting app, but it must be difficult for it to single out the dominant bird songs... and it shows in the number of spurious suggestions. Mute swans in the middle of a forest? Now the app has stopped working saying “no internet connection”, while everything else on my phone is happily enjoying a 4G or wifi signal!
I paid £4.99 for this yesterday and it won’t process any bird calls because it keeps telling me I have no internet access which I most definitely do. Having now read a lot of other reviews complaining about the same issue, this needs to be resolved or the app removed and not charge for something that doesn’t work ! It’s a shame .i want my money back !
Installed today after recommendation and have found that it doesn’t work on my iPhone. The error message regarding no internet connection is shown after each recording.
Refund please or an app that works.
The app records but then claims there's no internet connection (when there's good 4G or even wifi). I downloaded it a couple of years ago & found it useless then, but tried again today - still useless. Waste of money.
Nice simple app that’s quick to whip out when you hear birds. It gives you a description of the identified birds and a link for more information.
Takes so long to process the audio and come back with results. Quite frustrating it happens regardless of the connectivity. I’ve had free apps better than this, this app is definitely NOT worth the price paid.
The app recorded sounds for 30 secs and produced a readout of percentage of birds it could recognise but what would have been nice in the identification, is a button to play each individual sound (as on one I found with the blackbird). This would then actually help the identification by sound, which is why I paid for the app. I feel I have been ripped off. I could have gone to wiki for free to get this information.
They still have not fixed this issue. What is the point of results showing photos of birds without including a recording as well?
Simple and easy to use and feel like I've learnt more about my local wildlife. What a lovely thing!
I’m not the best at recognising bird song, but I’m fairly confident with some of the more common species. I’ve tested this app out a few times and unfortunately it never gets it right. Hopefully it may improve but I don’t believe it to be very reliable at the moment.
You have to tap screen to start a recording but in May 2018 you can tap till your finger are blue but it still won’t start recording. Deleted app and downloaded again but still cannot get recording to start. I think the developers have abandoned this app.
I have had this app since it was introduced and have only just started using it regularly. It's easy to use and stores recordings so if there's no wifi they can be played back later.
Great app. Really well designed, easy to use and accurate too! Update to allow you to listen back to your recordings is really useful! Really liking the social sharing too!