Release Notes

Version 2.9.0 - (Dec, 4th 2019)
• Validated data: the administrators can now set your observation to "checked" and build a validated data set for scientific research directly in the app
• Event improvement: events like workshops or community meet-ups are longer visible on the map
• Bugfixes and minor improvements

Version 2.8.0
* Event component: the project can put events and workshops on the map
* Spot filter improvement
* Bugfixes and minor updates

Version 2.7.0 - (Apr 29th 2019)
* New: Statistic Panel
* New: User Ranking 2.0
* New: Date field for new spots
* Community newsfeed icon update
* List sorting by creation date
* Bugfix: Image Editor preview size
* more minor fixes and improvements

Version 2.6.0 - (Feb 11th 2019)
* New Feature: User Roles (Data Quality Pack)
* New Feature: Flagging (Data Quality Pack)
* New Feature: Data Download (Open Data, Web-App)
* Bugfixes & Improvements

Version 2.5.0 - (Nov 7th 2018)
* New Feature: Badges (User Motivation Pack)
* Extension to Offline Maps & Spots
* Bugfixes & Improvements

Version 2.4.1 - (Oct 19th 2018)
* Bugfix for Offline Maps & Spots

Version 2.4.0 - (Oct 16, 2018)
* New Feature: Offline Maps and Spots
* New Feature: Badges (User Motivation Pack)
* New map server and map style

Version 2.3.1 - (Jul 26th 2018)
* New Feature: Top Spots (User Motivation Pack)
* GDPR Update: Download personal data directly in-app
* Bugfixes & Improvements

Version 2.2.2 - (Jun 1st 2018)
* Bugfix: presentation of the approval dialogues
* Other small improvements

Version 2.2.0 - (May 25th 2018)
EU GDPR Update:
* Read our updated terms of use. Find out about the project partners and institutes. Request a copy of your saved data. Request the deletion of your user account.
* Technical improvements

Versiom 2.1.4 - (May 5, 2018)
* Emoji support in the comments and descriptions
* Interface improvements
* Bugfixes

Version 2.0.0 - (Oct 31, 2017)
* Citizen Science Community: You can now find a complete Community in the apps! Follow other Citizen Scientists, comment on spots or "like" them, find other users and stay informed with the new SPOTTERON Newsfeed!
* Authorization update: further improvements to stay logged in longer
* Small bugfixes

Version 1.0.14 - (Sep 1, 2017)
* New map to choose in the settings: Open Topo Map
* Bugfix: Logout Bug fixed
* Small improvements

Version 1.0.12 - (Aug 18, 2017)
* Messages & notifications: Receive short messages and news directly from the project and the researchers!
* Intro Update: The introscreens were updated
* Different improvements and bugfixes

Version 1.0.10 - (Jun 27, 2017)
* Edit spots: Change the position. You can now change the position of your observation in the edit-mode.
* Delete spots: In the new spot menu (detail view) you can now also delete your own observations.
* Save in the queue: You can put your observations in the waiting queue directly now and upload it later.
* Intro: Upon the first start the app shows you basic functions.
* Project update: Adjustments of the Citizen Science projects.
* Others: GPS improvements and bugfixes

Version 1.0.7 - (May 26, 2017)
* Spot counter: shows you how many spots were already added to the project
* New lightbox: You can now also zoom in the enlarged pictures
* Important bugfix for Android 7

Version 1.0.6 - (May 3, 2017)
* New map options: go to >settings >choose between the OpenStreetMap versions, Mapbox and Swisstopo (Switzerland)
* Map fix for the OSM Humanitarian Map Style

Version 1.0.5 - (Apr 26, 2017)
* Bugfixes for older smartphones

Version 1.0.3 - (Apr 23, 2017)
* Your own user-profile: upload a profile picture and support the citizen science project with more background information for the analysis.
Attention! already existing SPOTTERON users: of course you can update and extend your user-profile directly in the app.
* Spot collections: a collection of your spots is summed up in your user-profile
* Bugfixes and improvements

Version 1.0.2 - (Jan 17, 2017)
* Bugfixes

Version 1.0.0 - (Jan 16, 2017)
* SPOTTERON System Upgrade
* Bugfixes

Version 0.3.0 - (Oct 13, 2016)
* Spot edits: you can now edit your own spots directly in the apps or on the interactive map on the project's website to update data and descriptions.

Version 0.2.4 - (Sep 2, 2016)
* Layout Improvements
* Bug Fixing


  • There are new Citizen Science projects listed in the Citizen Science app overview: CoronaReport for a better understanding of the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, ArtSpots for all of you who love art, photography and architecture, and a new regional phenology project called Nature's Calendar Burgenland. Check them out and download a Citizen Science app today!

    Sunday, 05 April 2020
  • 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