Observing nature with a Citizen Science App
A Community Science project partner university
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EU Horizon Europe funding for Citizen Science
Young Citizen Scientists interacting and having fun with Citizen Science
Reliable Citizen Science Apps and Tools

We provide

Reliable Citizen Science tools,
built custom for your project
Trusted by Universities and Institutions

SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform

Trusted by universities & institutions
all across Europe and beyond
Full support, ideal for science grants

Fixed price model with all features included

Full support, planable costs,
ideal for science grants
Citizen Science for Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020

EU research projects

Citizen Science Apps
for Horizon 2020 & Horizon Europe

Creating partnerships and building tools

for EU-wide community science projects.

A Citizen Science Community in every App

Social Citizen Science

A full Community
for your Citizen Science App

SPOTTERON provides an integrated social network

in every App on the platform. Because Citizen Science is social.

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THE PLATFORM
for Citizen Science APPS & volunteer monitoring

SPOTTERON is a fully customizable solution for your Citizen Science, environment protection, and volunteer monitoring projects. It can be fully adapted to your project's needs and is constantly updated and maintained. All projects powered by SPOTTERON feature their own custom Smartphone Apps for iOS and Android and an interactive embeddable map application for your homepage. As a sustainable project ecosystem for custom Citizen Science Apps, we not only build digital tools for universities and research teams but also provide a wide range of features for all projects. A core aspect of the SPOTTERON Platform is strong ties in Community Building, Communication, and quality Design for public engagement and innovation.

Example Partners from Projects & Horizon Grants

SPOTTERON brings a lot of passion and lots of expertise in the field of Citizen Science to the table, to present projects - not only in technical terms - in the right light. The websites for both schweiz-forscht.ch and ecsa-conference.eu are based on good and easy cooperation with our Austrian partners.

Yasemin Tutav, Science et Cité

Through the SPOTTERON App "Was geht ab?" we were able to create an appealing and useful possibility for kids, to spot problem- and feel-good areas in their home- and school surroundings. In the SPOTTERON team we found reliable and creative partners, that care about more than just the implementation. 

Juliane Stark, University of Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna

The app developed by SPOTTERON is an ideal extension to our established methods and strengthens the inclusion of Citizen Scientists. The design and intuitive usability relate also to a young audience. Especially the community features make a direct feedback possible and it is especially motivating that the SPOTTERON team themselves are actively contributing in the app - a win-win situation for everyone.

Irmgard Greilhuber, Mycological Society Austria, University of Vienna

As a scientist, collaborating with SPOTTERON to create our Citizen Science App ‘Fågelbär’ was the right choice. We could focus on what type of data we want to collect and the team at SPOTTERON designed, built and are now running the App!

Matilda Arnell, University of Stockholm

If you are looking for a dedicated team for the development of a Citizen Science App - even if that has to happen quite fast- you are in good hands at SPOTTERON. Fast communication, straightforward coordination and running updates of the app, even after the release, characterize our successful collaboration.

Magdalena Gärtner, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

I’m amazed by SPOTTERON's passion for CitizenScience, impressed by their energy and initiatives and grateful for what I’ve learned by collaborating with them on the Fjällkalendern app.

Kjell Bolmgren, University of Stockholm

Working with SPOTTERON for our citizen science app was the best decision our team could have made! Philipp and his team led us through the design process and helped us translate our ideas into reality. As US clients, we were surprised that there was no lag in communication due to the time difference where the SPOTTERON team works. I am convinced they work around the clock! They always responded quickly to our emails and scheduled calls to meet our schedule. I highly recommend working with SPOTTERON if you are designing a citizen science app.

Jules Bruck, University of Delaware

The decision to use the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform for our participatory project can be summarized best in this way: it was possible in a short time to create a well-working and user-friendly Citizen Science app for our research. The positive feedback on our project "Landauf - LandApp" shows that involving citizens in a scientific project can be a lot of fun when using the right tool.

Daniel Fähle, National Archive Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Working with SPOTTERON to design the app was an interesting experience for me. As an ecology PhD student, I knew how to catch Brush-turkeys and design experiments to learn about their behaviour. I knew next to nothing about how to engage with the broader community at large. SPOTTERONS’s expertise was invaluable here, they have experience in designing apps that people want to use, and balance detail with ease of function.

Matthew Hall, University of Sydney

Our collaboration with SPOTTERON has been essential for our citizen science project. The ideas of our research have been efficiently implemented into the app in a simple and didactic way, thanks to the good communication and professionalism of the team.

Sara Blanco Ramirez, PhD student, Hydrology and Climate

Thanks to the experience and the knowhow as well as the basic structure of SPOTTERON, we were able to have the CrowdWater apps developed in no time. We consider the model that allows every project to use all newly developed tools very fair and transparent. This way our apps even got some new features, we didn't even know we needed before.

Simon Etter, University of Zurich

With our SPOTTERON App Nature's Calendar ZAMG we are always technically up-to-date. As a result we are able to offer our Citizen Scientists a tool which is also appealing to today's generation without having to worry about any technical questions.

Thomas Hübner, Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik ZAMG

SPOTTERON FEATURES

The core features of SPOTTERON cover a wide range of innovative features for Citizen Science apps, while maintaining low prices. The custom smartphone apps for Android & IOS and the interactive map are a complete modern toolset for projects for Citizen Science, smart city apps and similar uses. The apps and maps can be individually customized and branded, while recieving regular updates during the whole runtime. Our development team is ready for extending the platform with new features for your project needs.

PROJECT FEATURES

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Citizen Science Apps

For your project we release your own custom branded smartphone application for Android and iOS.
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Interactive maps

You can integrate your own SPOTTERON project directly in your website via iFrame and allow submission also for desktop users.
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Regular updates

We support and maintain your smartphone application and release regular updates for your project in the app stores.
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Project homepages

The SPOTTERON full feature package also contains a professional CMS website for your project.

SMARTPHONE APPS

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Data Input & Observations

Citizen Scientists can submit observations at GEO coordinates with pictures, descriptions and a custom set of data fields.
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Data management

Every SPOTTERON Package includes advanced data administration and data management tools to access and work with the submissions.
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Privacy & data safety

Running interactive Citizen Science apps also means protecting the privacy and data of all Citizen Scientists.
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Push messages

Send your users push messages directly on their smartphones as status updates for your project.

ALL PACKS INCLUDED

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Creating Communities

A social community with a news-feed and modern communication tools is built directly in your Citizen Science apps from the start.
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Data quality

Data quality is very important in Citizen Science - a range of features are helping with the quality of user submissions & data management.
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User Motivation

User motivation is a key for long-term participation and for the gain of experience by the users in Citizen Science apps.
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Offline Mode

Your Citizen Science apps are ready for a real outdoor experience, even without internet connection.

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Short News

  • A new paper titled "Citizen Science Approaches for Water Quality Measurements" has been published by the scientists behind CrowdWater. Find it in the papers section!

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  • A new paper from the Horizon 2020 project IPM titled "Genetic variability of Metarhizium isolates from the Ticino Valley Natural Park (Northern Italy) as a possible microbiological resource for the management of Popillia japonica" has been added to our page. Find this and other Citizen Science related publications on the SPOTTERON Papers & Publications section.

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