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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 continuously maintain and update software like Citizen Science apps for smartphones or content management systems for websites. At SPOTTERON, all packages include full support during the whole runtime to guarantee stability and compatibility 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 latest version will be rolled out for Android and iOS. We also work continuously on improvements of the interface for better usability, new feature integration and compatibility. The participants of your project get the latest version automatically on their smartphones, or they will be notified about the newest version is 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 grey) include improvements and bugfixes for the apps, while significant updates (in colour) 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 the content in the app or extend the observation criteria, non-regular updates can also be made individually for your own Citizen Science project's apps.

Shortnews

  • Hashtags are an excellent tool to find and verify information on social media platforms quickly. Read, how you can use hashtags to foster engagement with users for your next or ongoing Citizen Science project on the blog.

    Monday, 17 February 2020
  • A new paper, "Benefits and challenges of collaborating with volunteers: Examples from National Wildlife Roadkill Reporting Systems in Europe", has been added. Read more in the Papers section here!

    Monday, 03 February 2020