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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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Vienna

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

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

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

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

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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Custom Citizen Science smartphone 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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User ready

The Citizen Science apps have all features of the platform from start and are optimized for easy use.

ALL PACKS INCLUDED

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User motivation pack

User motivation is the key for long-term participation and gain of experience in Citizen Science apps.
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Data quality pack

Data quality is very important in Citizen Science - with the SPOTTERON Data Quality Pack various features support quality of user's submissions.
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Community Pack

A full feature social community with a central newsfeed built directly in your 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

  • A new statement by Daniel Fähle from the National Archive of Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Citizen Science app: Landauf LandApp) is online on our testimonals page.

    Friday, 07 June 2019
  • Welcome @TeaBagIndex on the @SPOTTERON platform! We are especially happy to have this well known #CitizenScience project about soil observations joining our growing #CitSci network of projects by partners across Europe and beyond. Read more @ our Citizen Science blog.

    Wednesday, 05 June 2019