QuestaGame - Fixes + Visit to San Francisco and Raleigh

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Mar 7, 2019, 12:18:20 AM3/7/19
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Hi iNaturalist Community, 

I'll be in San Francisco on March 9-11, and March 18-22. And at the CSA conference, Raleigh, March 12-17.

(We're actually based in Australia).

I'd be keen to meet anyone who's interested in discussing ways to better integrate QG and iNat.

As you know, QuestaGame has been an experiment, largely successful, especially outside the US.

It's had high adoption and growth, measurable education outcomes, good data quality (31 citations in last few months), a sustainable model, good learnings about tech solutions, etc.

We also have some new games releasing very soon, which I'll be demoing in the US.

However, there have been issues with the iNat integration which I'm keen for QuestaGame to address asap.

Some of these issues have been fixed in our latest releases - Android is live. IOS in the next couple days.

These include:

1) No more duplicate submissions. Fixed on Android!

2) Ability for QuestaGame sightings to go directly to your own iNat account (as opposed to being lumped into a single QGame account with attribution to your name). Fixed on Android and iOS!

Left to discuss and/or implement

1) Allow communication/social channels between users from the two communities (this is Scott's suggested OATH solution, which we've been working on but yet to resolve). 

2) QGame's suggested (and verified?) IDs appearing on iNat - instead of just the category (e.g. it's a bird, it's a reptile). 

3) Others?

I think there are lots of ways the two systems can mutually benefit from more detailed tech integrations, discussions and collaboration. 

Thanks and look forward to meeting.

Kind regards,
Andrew

Andrew Robinson
Co-Director, Chief Engineer
QuestaGame
(Australia) +61 0458.111.148

c/o CEAT Innovation Hub 
Australian National University

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Mar 7, 2019, 9:30:55 PM3/7/19
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Hi Andrew,

A couple things.
In case you aren't aware, the forum is moving off of Google Groups soon so most people have switched over to http://forum.inaturalist.org/. You might get more response there.

"2) Ability for QuestaGame sightings to go directly to your own iNat account (as opposed to being lumped into a single QGame account with attribution to your name). Fixed on Android and iOS!"

This is awesome, and one of the reasons I have hesitated to look into QuestaGame further. Thanks!

"2) QGame's suggested (and verified?) IDs appearing on iNat - instead of just the category (e.g. it's a bird, it's a reptile)."

Would this sync with my iNat account as well, like the observations? The identification part of QuestaGame really intrigues me but I like that my identifications on iNaturalist are kept track of and also that it lets me interact with other users through comments and notifications etc. I'm not completely sure how QuestaGame identification works but I wouldn't want to lose these things.

Thanks!
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