Tuesday, November 29

Update your BirdTrax Gadget Codes

As of Nov. 28, Accubirder.com is down for good. Hosting expenses got in the way. This has been a no-profit no-frills and therefore also a low-cost-only enterprise, so until I manage to get some funding, the Accubirder website tools will unfortunately not be available.

The BirdTrax and the Accubirder gadgets are a different story, however. These gadgets were hosted on the Accubirder.com website, but I have moved them to Google storage for now, I'll see how that works for the next few months. I have updated the BirdTrax embedder for now, I am still thinking about how best to handle the Accubirder transition. I am trying to work out a long-term solution where finances are not an issue.

As a better alternative, if you own a website and have the ability to host your own gadget source files, feel free to send me an email at support@birdventurebirding.com and I'll send you the code for these gadgets with instructions on how to get the gadget running. That way you can rely on yourself for gadget up-time.

2 comments:

  1. 1/29/2017
    My Birdtrax app stopped working last night. It is on this page. When I tried reinstalling it on a new page, following the sites.google. com procedure, google replied the xml is not valid.
    Chuck Smart

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Change your ?url=.... parameter to http://tseep.com/birdtrax.xml. That's where it's hosted now and for the foreseeable future.

      More or less, I'm encouraging users to use eBird rather than birdtrax because google gadgets are just so much a thing of the past and you can find all the same information by bookmarking alerts on eBird or embedding iframes of eBird pages.

      Delete

Please leave your comment below. If you have a question or issue which may be specific to your situation only, please email support@birdventurebirding.com. Thank you!