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REGULAR UPDATES

We support and maintain your smartphone application and release regular updates for your project in the app stores.

Life cycles of smartphones and computers are short and technology is always moving forward. In this rapidly changing environment, it is essential to always maintain and update software like Citizen Science apps for smartphones or content mangagement systems for websites. At SPOTTERON, all packages include a full support during the whole runtime to guarantee stability and compatiblity for the users and a hassle-free toolset for the project scientists and admins.

With each release of an updated SPOTTERON version, every Citizen Science app on the platform is freshly built by our development team and uploaded in the smartphone app stores. Brand new features of the SPOTTERON platform will be implemented in your Citizen Science apps and the new version will be rolled out for Android and iOS. We also work constantly on improvements of the interface for better usability, new feature integration and compatiblity. The participants of your project get the new version automatically on their smartphones or they will be notified about the new version being ready for download by the app stores.

EXAMPLE SPOTTERON UPDATE RELEASES 2016/2017

Graph of Citizen Science App Updates on the SPOTTERON CitSci Platform

On average, we provide around one update per month for all Citizen Science apps running on the SPOTTERON platform. Minor updates (displayed in gray) include improvements and bugfixes for the apps, while major updates (in color) also bring new features to all apps. Milestone releases (1.0 and 2.0) are major steps in the development and mark new main versions of SPOTTERON. 

On urgent demands to e.g. change content in the app or extend the observation criterias, non-regular updates can also be made individually for your own Citizen Science project's apps.

Shortnews

  • There have been two recent additions to the SPOTTERON Citizen Science feature ecosystem. Read up on what TopSpots & MetaInfos can do for your Citizen Science project in our most recent blog

    Tuesday, 09 October 2018
  • A bad internet connection will no longer be able to slow down Citizen Science with the newest SPOTTERON Feature. Learn more and see a preview of our offline maps feature in the blog article.

    Monday, 08 October 2018