Cicada Safari Reviews

Cicada Safari Reviews

Published by on 2021-04-02

People have been recording periodical cicada emergences for nearly four
centuries. These maps have been critical in verifying the cicadas’ long life
cycles and the relationships of the broods to each other. Help us map the 2021
emergence with Cicada Safari! Your submitted photos will b...

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Cicada Safari Reviews

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    Time is running out

    This app is severely janky right now. Even just opening the app reveals poor design on a modern iPhone 12 Pro, with icons smooshed to the very bottom of the screen. Uploading photos from the app seems broken. I attempted to upload one just this evening and couldn’t. It just spun and spun. Not sure what the process looks like after that. Can I tag the photos? Add metadata like notes, date, time, and location? I don’t know because I can’t get past photo uploads. I’m very excited to start seeing more photos and info pop up over this spring and summer, but it makes me sad to think of how many people aren’t going to use this app after running into such a subpar experience on their first attempt. Hopefully it gets better over the next few weeks because time is running out. I’ve already started to see cicada holes appearing everywhere.

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    Good with a few quirks

    Very informative. I like the idea of knowing when the Cicadas are getting close to my area. The app has a few shortcomings. Though we are told Cicadas are arriving in our area in mid May, photos have already been posted here on the map. I see no way to determine the date the photo was taken. Also when I select a photo, I’m taken to a black page. Lastly, the back arrow is very temperamental. Good effort though.

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    Excited for cicadas to emerge so I can use the app!

    The app is pretty intuitive to use. I’m excited to see where all the cicada broods will emerge from on the interactive map feature!

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    Won’t let me sign up

    This app makes you put in your birthday to create an account and I have tried multiple times with various combinations including date first, full year, last two digits of year, etc and none of them are registering as valid. So the app has been rendered useless.

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    Account setup does not work

    It will not accept birthday in mmddyy or mmddyyyy format. What a let down.

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    Nice App But More Attention Than Cicadas Deserve

    It’s nice, it’s simple to use, and it’s informative. Even though I can’t wait until these buggers go back to where they came from I do admit to being fascinated by them. I tried entering my location from a remote location but the app insisted on using my phone’s location services and wouldn’t let me edit it. I did post a photo from that same location so I hope they use photo data before placing my cicada on the map. Nice that they review things before posting them. One last thing. I have not found a way to contact anyone about the app. That would be a nice feature to add if it doesn’t already exist in the app. Otherwise, thanks to the developers for such a neat and timely app that I can use and also share with my primary school age grandkids.

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    Informative & Unique App

    Signed in through my Facebook and had no issues with creating an account ! Super easy to navigate, gives lots of information on the types of cicadas you’ll be seeing and if they’re been spotted in surrounding areas. You can even add pictures and videos of the ones you’ve spotted to see how they compare in different cities. Where I live we don’t get them often so it’s neat to see them being tracked and see where they pop up. Will be interesting to see them once they have their large emergence.

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    Things to do in the next update and other things

    In the the next update, the cicada photos should have the date of the picture when it was taken (not when uploaded). also it says I don’t have geotag when I upload my photo, even though I do, please fix this. One more thing, what if someone takes a photo of a cicada on vacation and then uploads it at home

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    Minor bugs... for not such ‘minor’ bugs

    The only problem i am having so far, is that when I go to maps, I can’t see other users pictures up close. I can see them when I initially click on the spot on the map, but not when I go to take a closer look.

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    Hard to use, won’t accept any reports without geo tagging

    Tried to report a cicada, but it wouldn’t accept any photos that are not geotagged, so I couldn’t use any of my photos. Hard to navigate app, not intuitive or clear where to upload a photo, and when I eventually found the right option, it rejected my photos for lack of a geotag. I take a lot of wildlife photos and do not use geotagging to protect the species (especially reptiles and plants) from poaching.

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    I uploaded 7 photos of cicadas I spotted over the course of 5 days and not one has shown up on the map yet. So the “current sightings” map must not be very current if it’s that slow to update. It’s very frustrating seeing sightings added to the map and feeling like you’re not able to participate. Time will tell if my photos are ever added. 5+ days is way to slow IMO.

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    Technology Is amazing!

    I loved going cicada hunting when I was little with my dad! So many happy memories. This is so nostalgic and makes it so much easier. I love when technology helps get kids outside more and this will be a really fun experience for my nieces and nephews!

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    Awesome App! Love Cicadas!

    This app is interesting and has fun interactive tools! I can’t wait until my first Cicada citing so I can upload a picture to help track this unusual insect and it’s emergence where I live. Thank you to the creators behind this amazing app!😊

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    Uploading photos

    Trying to upload photos but keeps saying there’s no geotag. I can see the geotag when I look at properties of the photo elsewhere

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    I love cicadas!!!

    I am an avid fan of the cicada. So many sub species, so many gene mutations blue eyes, white wings it’s endless amazement! Getting to see all the cicadas people are finding around the USA is just mesmerizing. I recommend it to all my bug living friends.

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Is Cicada Safari Safe?

Yes. Cicada Safari is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 12 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Cicada Safari Is 52.2/100.

Is Cicada Safari Legit?

Yes. Cicada Safari is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 12 Cicada Safari User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Cicada Safari Is 52.2/100.

Is Cicada Safari not working?

Cicada Safari works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

Reported Issues: 3 Comments

By Joan Schramm
May 17 2021

I took my first photo and uploaded it. Now, when I go to the app, it won't open. I just get the landing page with the .gif of the cicada fluttering its wings. I uninstalled and reinstalled it, and the same thing happens. I'm on Android.

By Michelle
May 16 2021

I'm having the same issue as others - I took 3 really great photos this evening on my walk, but it won't let me upload them because it says they aren't geotagged? I don't know what to do to fix that.

Apr 24 2021

I keep getting a message saying my photos aren't geotagged, so I am unable to upload anything. It's really frustrating because I specifically turned on my phone location so my photos *are* indeed geotagged! I'm anxious to contribute, but can't... 😕

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  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
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