Pizzey and Knight App - exporting lists

To: "'John Clifton-Everest'" <>, <>
Subject: Pizzey and Knight App - exporting lists
From: "Guy Gibbon" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:31:37 +0200
Hello John

The Pizzey and Knight Digital Edition provides two methods to backup and
restore your lists. One method uses iCloud, and the other uses iTunes. Only
the iTunes export provides a user-accessible file.

The "Sync to iCloud" and "Sync from iCloud" functions are designed for
backing up and restoring your lists without linking to a PC. "Sync from
iCloud" can also be used to share your lists with a second or more devices.
This is a great facility for safekeeping your lists when you are on a field
trip, but is not designed as a list export function.

To export your lists the app makes use of standard iTunes functionality with
your device connected to your PC. Although the app Help should not be
expected to cover using iTunes, here is a more detailed explanation:
* In the app, use the "Export" option on the My Lists page to make the lists
available for iTunes.
* Next connect your device to your PC and open iTunes. 
* Next open the device tab (iPhone or iPad) at the top right of the screen. 
* On the menu bar you will find a number of tabs, starting with "Summary,
Info, Apps, Music....". Open the Apps tab.
* Scroll down to "File Sharing". Find and select the Pizzey and Knight app.
On the right you will see two files, "My Lists.CSV" and "PKBirds.SQlite". 
* "My Lists.CSV" is a user-accessible CSV file for you to view your lists on
your PC. Select this file and "Save to" your desired location. Note that it
is an export-only file and is not designed for editing and re-importing to
the app.
* "PKBirds.SQlite" is the bird list database as used by the program. Save
this file for backing up your lists. To restore your lists, re-import this
file to iTunes and then use "Import" in the app.

Guy Gibbon
Gibbbon Multimedia

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of John
Sent: 01 December 2013 06:45 AM
Subject: Pizzey and Knight App

I have acquired this App, and after making some use of it am generally very
impressed with its potential for birding in the field. It is not as
comprehensive as the "Birds of Northern Europe", but then all the usual
Australian field-guides taken together do not contain a wealth of
information like that. However if anyone has been able to make the 'export
your lists' function work, I'd be grateful to hear of it, and would like to
know how it is done. If I tell the App to export the lists to iCloud, they
may indeed go somewhere, but they certainly don't appear in iCloud. And if I
tell it to "Sync to iTunes", the files may indeed go there, but remain
invisible and so impossible to access. The "Help" advice given in the App
has proved less than helpful.  There you are told  first to choose Apps in
'iTunes' and then scroll down to file-sharing. Unfortunately there is no
such option available; there is just a list of all the Apps you have
purchased from the Store.
Has anyone else managed to solve this problem? Have I reached my
technological limit with this one?

John Clifton-Everest

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