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SIKU Android App Releases

Version 2.6.0 (697)

Friday, November, 10th, 2023

⭐ New

  • SIKU is now officially available in Inuktitut (in both Roman characters and syllabics), Kalaallisut and French!

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Updated design of Time-lapse and Water Sample tools
  • Bugs Fixes

Version 2.5.1 (677)

Friday, October, 6th, 2023

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Fixed “No Community” displaying on the map

Version 2.5.0 (676)

Thursday, October, 5th, 2023

⭐ New

  • SIKU is now localized into multiple languages. NOTE: This feature is in beta while the remaining issues are addressed.

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Improved reliability of trip posts
  • Improved Account creation to make it easier to tag your community
  • Updated SmartBUOY post-design
  • Updated Water Monitor post with new design and new measurements
  • Improved search support for non-standard characters and accents
  • Countless bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.4.1 (637)

Thursday, June 1, 2023

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Fixed an issue where post-creation panels were missing for some species
  • Fixed an issue where some wildlife post fields were missing from the post sheet
  • Improved accurately of trip and survey distance calculation
  • Minor changes to Facebook Login
  • Fixed an issue where Actity Summary panels were not being shown
  • Fixed and issue where the comment button was being blocked by the Post FAB on profile views
  • Fixed issue where the post-like-count was not displaying correcting in post sheets loaded from the feed
  • Improved the experience of deleting comments
  • Fixed an issue where the state of Parks & Protected Areas toggle was not being saved
  • Updated the name of the post sheet wildlife comment field to dynamically reflect the selected scope
  • Misc bug fixes and improvements

Version 2.4.0 (625)

Friday, April 28, 2023

⭐ New

  • Completely redesigned the My Posts tab
    • Activity Summary shows your total wildlife harvested per species, trip distance and number of posts by type.
    • Search your posts by type or date and filter to show them on the map.
    • Pin posts to the map to follow a previous trip or observation.
    • Favourite posts to find them quickly.
  • New Post button makes it easy to create a post from almost anywhere in the app.

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Dramatically improved reliability of mobile sync.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 2.3.0 (543)

Friday, November 4th, 2022

⭐ New

  • Wildlife and ice profiles are now displayed in Indigenous dialects
  • Eeyou Istchee Cree and Greenland Indigenous Place Names added to the map

πŸ‘ Other Improvements

  • Feed items show types of photos
  • New Map Layers button design
  • Privacy settings icon previews
  • Syllabics support for Indigenous places names on the map
  • Updated Ice & Snow Post design
  • Bug fixes & performance improvements

Version 2.2.3 (517)

Monday, August 29th, 2022

⭐ New

  • Added multiple image support to all photo fields

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Improved permission checking
  • Post Bottom sheet design updates
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some survey posts from uploading uploading
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.2.2 (496)

Thursday, July 7, 2022

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Updated Facebook Login SDK to the latest version
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

Version 2.2.1(492)

Friday, July 1st, 2022

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Show Eider Survey post sheet, tracks and nests on the map when opened from the saved tab
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

Version 2.2.0 (487)

Friday, June 24, 2022

⭐️ New

  • Added a button to change the species or type of post after you have made it and before it is uploaded to SIKU
  • Redesigned the wildlife post details on the map

πŸ‘ Improved

  • Videos added from the gallery are now compressed for faster and more reliable uploading
  • Increased the size of all post icons and updated them with a fresh design
  • Updated the Eider Survey post type to the new design
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

Version 2.1.0 (468)

Friday, May 6, 2022

⭐ New

  • Media shortcut buttons in post creation allow for quickly adding photos and videos to your post
  • Simplified post creation to prioritize recommended text fields for each species

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 2.0.1 (447)

Wednesday, March 17th, 2022

⭐ New

  • Full Access to Maps and Satellite Imagery
    • SIKU Base Map combines topography and ocean charts made specifically for Indigenous communities
    • SIKU Ice Map combines ice charts, radar data and ice posts to provide a holistic view of the ice for Indigenous communities
    • High-resolution visual satellite imagery including Sentinel 2-3, Landsat 8-9 and MODIS
    • Sentinel 1 Radar Imagery 
    • Ice Watch posts are viewable on all maps
    • Easily access most-recent and historical imagery for all supported maps
  • Download Maps for Offline Use On The Land
    • Automatically download the SIKU Base Map of your community’s surrounding area or chose a custom region
  • New Post Creation experience
    • Streamlined icon-based visual design
    • Easily filter wildlife by taxonomic group
  • New Trip Creation Experience
    • New trip drawer displays time, speed and distance directly on the map
    • Edit details while trip is ongoing
    • View trip posts on the map
    • Automatically record location using GPS or mark location on the map
    • New Post Privacy options
    • Increased Wildlife Measurement fields
  • Insect Trap Tool
    • Document insect collections
  • New App Icon

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Other bug fixes and improvements across the entire app

Version 1.2.16 (399)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

⭐ New

  • Document ships in nearby waters with the new Ship Observation tool

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Blocked users now sync between devices
  • Finishing trips is more reliable
  • Wildlife names with dashes are no longer cut off in feed items
  • Removing community tags from social posts is fixed
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Version 1.2.15 (388)

Friday, July 9th, 2021

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • Browser Nav bar design updated
  • Disable Finish trip button when trip not running
  • Social post map drawer icon fix
  • Disabled Mapbox tilting
  • Other bug fixes and Improvements

Version 1.2.14 (384)

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

⭐ New

  • Eider Nest Survey Tool
  • In-app support messaging
  • Support for account deletion

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Trips are more reliable
  • Push notifications are more reliable
  • General bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 1.2.13 (367)

Monday, April 19th, 2021

⭐  New

  • Push notifications – get notified when your posts are liked or commented on
  • Display and contribute to ice types and wildlife species in multiple Inuktut dialects
  • Support for the SIKU + SmartICE 2021 Ice Watch  – added Ice Watch stewardship, profile, feed and map

πŸ‘  Improved

  • Standardized the date/time format across the app
  • Fixed multiple issues when posting comments
  • Displays more communities using Inuktut name
  • Addressed sort order of profiles
  • Updated Goose Watch profile
  • Added support for video playback in the map drawer
  • Increased responsiveness of liking and commenting on posts
  • Addressed an issue when connected to a cellular network with no internet
  • Improved password reset experience
  • Enforced name validation during account creation
  • Refactored how the about tab of profiles is shown
  • Adjusted headline spacing to make it easier to tap profile links
  • Improved snack-bar messaging when features require online access
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.2.12 (349)

Friday, March 12th, 2021

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Ice measurements fixes
  • Other bug fixes

Version 1.2.11 (344)

Thursday, January 6th, 2021

⭐ New

  • View your project and organization membership status while offline in β€œEdit Profile”
  • Created a new stewardship confirmation menu after saving a post to confirm project stewardship
  • Support for viewing SmartQAMUTIK posts in feed with screenshots of the track
  • Full support for SmartBUOY post creation, feed items and tool profile
  • Posts can now be reported to SIKU administrators in feed items and map drawers
  • Added setting to blocks specific user’s posts from appearing in your feed

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Addressed an issue where dangerous Ice posts appeared as ice observations
  • Fixed a bug where opening a profile wouldn’t correctly load the feed
  • Improve design of favourites menu
  • Fixed issues with trip post-editing
  • Other bug fixes

Version 1.2.10 (331)

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

πŸ‘ Improvements

β€’ Fixed a bug where the app would sometimes crash when the device goes offline
β€’ Improved performance for users with lots of posts in their saved tab.
β€’ Implemented check to ensure proper email address is entered during account creation.
β€’ Updated the alert which appears if the app crashes while recording a trip.

Version 1.2.9 (327)

Friday, October 16th, 2020

⭐ New

  • Added the data source for traditional place names to the map

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Addressed an issue where some wildlife profile photos were displaying incorrectly
  • Added a link to the SIKU support site in the Explore Tab
  • Added new field to the Den wildlife post creation flow
  • Addressed an issue where Tool Posts Unit system wasn’t being respected
  • Improved support for time-lapse and water sample tools in the map drawer
  • All photo can now be tapped to enter fullscreen
  • Added the ability to change/remove videos added to social posts after they have been captured

Version 1.2.8 (1000322)

Friday, September 11th, 2020

⭐ New

  • Added Nunavik Traditional Place Names to the map
  • Added support for 3 featured photos
  • Video support for social posts
  • Image uploads now support captions

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Added like and locate buttons to map drawer
  • Updated post uploading to be more reliable
  • Added post-editing save button
  • Fixed an issue where some profiles were not downloading properly
  • Added missing fields during post-editing
  • Added missing panels in the map drawer
  • Stability and performance improvements

Version 1.2.7 (1000313)

Friday, July 31st, 2020

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Image processing and management enhancements
  • Storage optimization
  • Video Player UI update
  • Update SQ Icon
  • Compression of all images before uploading
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.2.6 (1000308)

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Bug Fixes

Version 1.2.5 (215)

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Refactored user settings sync
  • Support for choosing images from the gallery in Android 10
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.2.4 (213)

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

⭐ New

  • Goose Watch Map
  • Map nows shows users position with compass arrow indicating directions

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Other bug fixes

Version 1.2.3 (212)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

⭐ New

  • Added Goose Watch Competition Video, Information and Feed

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • New passwords now require 6 characters
  • Updated Terms of Use wording
  • Added alerts for location services and battery saver mode
  • Optimized database reduce storage space required
  • Fixed an issue while editing posts where deleting a single character would cause a crash
  • Other bug fixes

Version 1.2.2 (Build 211)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Social Post Map drawer now uses the correct user icon
  • Error messages are now more understandable
  • Passwords now require a minimum of 6 characters
  • Fix for Android 10 photo permissions bug
  • Fix for Android 10 location permission bug
  • Other bug fixes & performance enhancements

Version 1.2.1 (210)

Friday, April 24th, 2020

⭐ New

  • Create Social Posts on the app
  • Share posts to Facebook and Twitter

πŸ‘ Improvements

  • Limited support for SmartQAMUTIK posts in feeds
  • Added the about tab to most profiles
  • Added checks for Airplane mode, location services, storage permissions
  • Other bug fixes & performance enhancements
Updated on January 10, 2024

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