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We provide

Reliable Citizen Science tools
    built customly for your project.

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SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform

Trusted by universities & institutions
    all across Europe & beyond

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Fixed price model with all features included

Full support, no additional costs
   ideal for science grants

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SOCIAL CITIZEN SCIENCE

CITIZEN SCIENCE
COMMUNITY

SPOTTERON provides a full feature integrated social network for your project.
Because Citizen Science is social.

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SPOTTERON - THE PLATFORM
for Citizen Science & volunteer monitoring apps

SPOTTERON is a fully customizable and affordable 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.

SPOTTERON PARTNERS AND CLIENTS

Citizen Science Smartphone Apps of the BOKU Vienna (University for Life Sciences), of ZAMG Austria and Citizen Science Apps for University of Gothenburg, SwedenCitizen Science Apps of UNiversity Stockholm, V&A, and the Austrian und Swiss Citizen Science Portals Citizen Science - Sparkling Science for bmwfw and Environment Protection Apps for NGO Global 2000 - Friends of EarthCitizen Science projects for the University Zurich and Citizen Science Projects of University Vienna, AustriaCitizen Science projects for the Konrad Lorenz Research Center Grünau, Austria and Citizen Science Portal Schweiz forscht for Science et CiteCitizen Science Partner University of Salzburg

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

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

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 Vienna

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

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

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 Cité

To me, SPOTTERON is the successful combination of scientific claim and aesthetic design. The apps work intuitively, are extremely appealing and still fulfill all my scientific requirements when it comes to data quality and safety. Working together happens in a very loyal and trusting way and that allows us to profit from the design- and usability experience SPOTTERON has.

Daniel Dörler, University of Life Sciences Vienna

GLOBAL 2000 has been working closely with Spotteron for more than 3 years. Together we have started the DreckSpotz app and are constantly developing it. The SPOTTERON team is not only incredibly competent, but above all very flexible and uncomplicated. That's why we feel extremely well looked after as an environmental organization and NGO.

Johannes Frauscher, GLOBAL 2000

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, Stockholm University

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

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

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

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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Spots & 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

You can download the spots of your project as CSV or connect your webservices via API in realtime.
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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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Direct messages

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

ALL PACKS INCLUDED

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Community Pack

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 pack

Data quality is very important in Citizen Science - a range of features are helping with the quality of user's submissions.
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User motivation pack

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.

Shortnews

  • New in our blog series: the Tea Bag Index (TBI) collects data on soil observations and in particular on the dynamics of soil decomposition. The degradation of organic matter in the soil is part of the global carbon cycle, which provides information about the biological activity of the soil and is therefore important for climate change. Read more on the blog!

    Thursday, 17 October 2019
  • A new paper by Barbara Strobl, Simon Etter, Ilja van Meerveld, and Jan Seibert from the CrowdWater project has been added, titled: "Accuracy of crowdsourced streamflow and stream level class estimates". Read more in our papers section here.

    Thursday, 17 October 2019