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.

SPOTTERON PARTNER AND CLIENTS

Citizen Science Partner University of Wien Citizen Science Partner University of Lunds Citizen Science Partner University of Stockholm Citizen Science Partner Vetenskap und Allmänhet5 logos earthwatch australia trinity college dublin sveriges lantbruks universitet 26 logos science et cite the royal botanic garden sydney agroscope aalborg university

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

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

Working with SPOTTERON implies working with a professional partner on the topics of Apps & Citizen Science. I was always very pleased about the reliability, but also the openness to try new things and the possibility to exchange with competent partners. Thanks!

Dr. Dott. Didone Frigerio, University of Vienna, KLF Grünau/Almtal

Choosing SPOTTERON for our CrowdWater project was the best decision we could have made for developing the app. Excellent implementation of our (sometimes not entirely thought through) ideas, competent advice, and a fair business model - working with SPOTTERON is a major factor why CrowdWater is working so well.

Prof. Jan Seibert, Department of Geography Hydrology and Climate, 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

Working together with Spotteron has been a smooth and fast way to get our Citizen Science project started! Their impressive experience in app building as well as in communication with citizens has proven to be invaluable and complements nicely with a team of scientists taking their first steps in citizen science!

Bram Vanthournout, Ghent University

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

What I especially like about SPOTTERON, is that we get to use many ideas and new tools that were developed for other projects in the SPOTTERON family without having to pay for them..

Klaus Wanninger, Lacon

Through SPOTTERON we share more than just an app infrastructure with other projects, we also share ideas. This way we get to develop and constantly improve user-friendly apps, which are easy to handle and work for many different kinds of projects.

Barbara Strobl, University of Zurich

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

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

With our project Roadkill, we were on the SPOTTERON platform since its beginnings, this way we got to witness the great development of this tool first-hand and were able to contribute in the shaping process. SPOTTERON manages the fine balance between scientific research, community management and modern design. The personal collaboration on a professional level supports the comfortable atmosphere in the project.

Florian Heigl PhD, University of Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna

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.

From our Blog

16 January 2023
The MAKENYA Mammal Atlas App is a Kenyan citizen science mobile-based application that allows users to monitor and track rare and common mammals....
19 December 2022
As the year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for all the partnerships and support in 2022. A wide range...
02 December 2022
In many Citizen Science Apps, participants are younger than 16 or 18 years of age. From educational school-based projects to including the youth in wo...

Short News

  • Three new papers on the SemantiX project titled "Accessing Multiple Semantic EO Data Cubes in One Graphical User Interface", " Think global, cube local: an Earth Observation Data Cube’s contribution to the Digital Earth vision", and "Semantic Querying in Earth Observation Data Cubes" have been added to the SPOTTERON paper section.

    in Shortnews
  • The CrowdWater Citizen Science App running on the SPOTTERON platform has been updated with new options in the Stream Typ category, allowing users to collect info on water quality, clarity, pollution, and more. Additionally, the interactive map is now available with Satellite View. Read more about CrowdWater.

    in Shortnews