Spots & Stacks
The apps display the observations by the Citizen Scientist as "spots" with markers and thumbnail images in the maps of the project. These spots are the main level of data in every Citizen Science app on the platform. Besides the GEO-coordinates, each Spot has a title and an optional description. Users can add a photo of their sighting by camera or file browser. Additional custom information is added to the interface according to your project needs with a wide array of input fields.
All observation spots are displayed dynamically in the project maps in the Citizen Science App and the interactive map application for websites. While zooming and panning, the Spots are streamed and visualized dynamically in the app. For improved performance, memory use and clean display, the groups of spots are combined to stacks automatically, so the user's device is not slowed down by large amounts of data the map doesn't get cluttered.
Add Spot Dialog
The core element of each app is the dialogue panel for adding new observations in the Citizen Science project, which allows complete customization with a set of different buttons, input field types and headlines for a clear visual structure and guidance. Everything in this custom-built dialogue can be hierarchically triggered, so new options are revealed after selecting a specific answer, and the users can be guided through the questionnaire in a tree-like structure. Every input field can be set to mandatory or optional.
List of data input field types:
- Number Field with Input and +/- Buttons
- Text Buttons
- Icon based Image Buttons
- Picture based Image Buttons
- Single Select Lists with Info Buttons
- Multi-Select Lists
- Picture Field with Camera and Fileupload
- Description Text Area
- Link Input Fields
- and more...
During the design and development phase of your Citizen Science app, we create all icons, buttons, and other elements custom-tailored for your project in coherence with your target group and mood of your project. Our over 15+ years of experience in user interface design and graphic design is at your disposal for providing the best quality and easy-to-use Citizen Science apps for your team and the Citizen Scientists participating.
Custom Observation Dialogs in four SPOTTERON Citizen Science Apps