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Citizen Science apps

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

All Citizen Science projects on the SPOTTERON platform are released as individual and custom-tailored applications for Android smartphones and Apple iPhones. The core element of every Citizen Science app is a project-specific dialogue for contributing data, which we help design for high usability. The apps are visually unique by colour scheme and the logos of your project and your partners.

 

Every Citizen Science app comes with a wide range of advanced features and integrated tools from the start, which are included for new projects without any extra development costs. Due to our long-year experience and constant ongoing development, all apps are optimized for performance, reliability and high usability. To guarantee a hassle-free run-time of your project, we keep all apps updated and provide ongoing support!

CORE CONCEPTS

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own custom apps

Every project on the SPOTTERON platform gets its custom smartphone apps for Android and IOS. It can be uniquely customized while sharing a joint base and high-quality design for usability and looks.

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mobile-first

The internet has become mobile with 70% - 80% usage on portable devices. We embrace this technological reality by focusing on mobile apps while still providing interactive maps for browsers as an alternative input option.

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regular updates

Running smartphone apps needs constant maintenance. We provide regular updates to all of the project apps, running on the SPOTTERON platform with improvements and new exciting features.

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collaborative platform

Don't walk alone - every new feature a project contributes to the SPOTTERON platform is available for all other projects to adopt for free.
Your project will benefit from the extensive feature set built over the last three years, and you don't have to start all over from scratch.

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social citizen science

All projects on the SPOTTERON platform include a full feature social network, built seamlessly into the apps and interactive maps, creating a buzzing community of Citizen Scientists and researchers with a high level of interactivity and long-term motivation.

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we don't track users

As an ethical decision, we have chosen a flexible subscription-based model for project costs simply because we never monetize user data. We do not create ad profiles of Citizen Scientists, nor do we include third-party trackers in your Citizen Science apps. Simply because of privacy matters.

 

 


 

CITIZEN SCIENCE SMARTPHONE APP FEATURES

 Spotteron Features Mobile Citizen Science Apps

 
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SPOTS & MAPS

All spots are displayed with image thumbnails, and everything is optimized for fast loading times and performance.

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CUSTOM DESIGN

Logos, information areas, colours, buttons and all input options are completely customizable and ready for translation. The input dialogue for new submissions is flexible, and input options can be organized hierarchically for best usability.

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USER NEWSFEED

The central hub for the users shows notifications for various events by people they follow and the project itself.

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SPOT LISTS

The spots are also accessible as dynamic lists or a list of newest submissions and can be filtered

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DETAIL VIEW

All submissions are accessible in-App and are displayed in the spot detail view with various options.

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DATA VISUALIZATION

The spot data visualization panel is built in the detail view of a spot and can be used to display number-based data as a chronological line chart. 

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IMAGE EDITOR

Your users can add custom project-related "Stickers" to their photos for science or fun.

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SPOT COLLECTION

The user's submissions are listed in a "My Collection" panel across all apps in the SPOTTERON Citizen Science Platform

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COMMENTS & LIKES

Users can comment on spots and like (hearts) the spots and even single comments.

MORE FEATURES

 

All projects on the SPOTTERON Citizen Science platform comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and allow users always to download a copy or to delete their personal data without compromising the project's data quality.

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Shortnews

  • Summertime and the living is easy - especially for Citizen Scientists contributing their observations to projects running on the SPOTTERON platform.
    Excursions and field trips are excellent opportunities to observe nature in all its glory. From the phenological development of indicator plants for projects such as Climate Watch Australia or the ZAMG Nature's Calendar to mammal observations in Kenya via the MAKENYA App - there are plenty of different scientific fields in which citizens and scientists can engage in the collection of valuable scientific data via the SPOTTERON apps when they're out and about. Read more on the Citizen Science Blog.

    Monday, 13 September 2021
  • At SPOTTERON, we create Citizen Science Apps for a wide array of scientific fields. One of the most exciting topics in Citizen Science is phenology, the study of periodic events in biological life cycles and how seasonal variations influence these in climate.  SPOTTERON currently houses two major phenology projects on the platform, the ZAMG Naturkalender (Nature's Calendar) from Austria and Climate Watch Australia - the first phenology project of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Read more on the Citizen Science Blog.

    Monday, 09 August 2021