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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 has enabled Tea Bag Index to widen our citizen scientist engagement methods and helped us to come up with ideas on how to bring soils closer to the public. It is a pleasure to work with a company who wants to create a platform that is a communication possibility for everybody involved in the project!

Dr. Taru Sandén, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety - AGES

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

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

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 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

  • The Release Notes of the SPOTTERON platform has been updated, the new version 2.9. brings the new "Validated data" feature with wihich the administrators now can set observations to "checked" and build a validated Citizen Science data set for scientific research directly in the Citizen Science app.

    Wednesday, 04 December 2019
  • As the usage of mobile devices continues to grow compared to desktop, generating more and more traffic, a well crafted online presence and app are crucial for any citizen science project. Read more about the state of the mobile web, and its development on the Citizen Science blog!

    Tuesday, 05 November 2019