Apps for Mobile Devices

Mobile apps related to the subjects discussed on the UBCBG forums

  1. wcutler
    Web links to apps related to any forum subjects

    Welcome to Mobile Apps Resources. Feel free to check out the links, add your comments or submit your own app suggestions by clicking the button on the right and discussing them on the forum. Read the reviews - these have been suggested to us, but we are not familiar with them all.

    Here is a page that lists a few apps:
    The Latest Gardening Apps for iPhone and Android ⋆ North Coast Gardening

    Featured app from UBC Botanical Garden:
    Vancouver Trees
    Vancouver Trees is a mobile app that describes commonly cultivated trees in the Metro Vancouver area. Users of the app can browse the extensive catalogue of nearly a thousand different trees, each one accurately described by its identification features, ecological needs and availability. Users can search the library of tree images, view tree locations on maps, and create favourite plant lists, either to share or to make a personal archive for quick referencing. The advanced search capability allows users to search for trees based on a long list of identification features and landscape use criteria. The app is a comprehensive resource for students, landscape professionals, gardeners, arborists, or anyone else with an interest in Vancouver’s trees. Vancouver Trees will definitely help users to make informed decisions when planting and designing with trees. The Vancouver Trees mobile app is available in a professional version (Vancouver Trees Pro) with all of the above features, and in a no-frills basic version (Vancouver Trees Basic) for casual users.

    Download from: iTunes Store; Android version is coming

    Link location Vancouver Trees App | UBC Botanical Garden
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 3 Nov 2015


    Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder

    Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and interactive directory for trees and shrubs. With extensive search criteria and detailed text by woody plant expert Dr. Michael A. Dirr, users can quickly and easily find the perfect plant for any situation. Ideal for landscape designers, horticulture professionals, students, and plant enthusiasts.

    Based on Michael A. Dirr's classic work, The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, the Tree and Shrub Finder is the most comprehensive tree and shrub directory available, covering over 9,400 woody plants, with 7,600 high-quality plant images. The plant database is searchable by 72 criteria, including hardiness zones, water and light requirements, growth characteristics, flowers, fruits, and fall colors.

    Download from: iTunes Store

    Link location Dirr's Tree and Shrub Finder
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 3 Nov 2015

    Garden Compass
    The Garden Compass app empowers users to garden smarter. Just take a picture of any flower, plant, or pest and send it to a horticultural expert for an accurate answer. Identified plants can then be placed in the personalized Care Calendar that lists specific instructions and products for each plant.

    Download from: iTunes Store; Google Play Store

    Link location Welcome to Garden Compass - Garden Compass
    Submitted by wcutler, info from Ron B
    Submitted date 21 Apr 2016

    Leafsnap
    Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by Columbia University in collaboration with other groups (see the About page) to demonstrate the use of visual recognition technology to identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. It contains high-resolution images of their flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds, and bark. The Original Leafsnap currently includes trees found in the Northeastern United States and Canada, and will soon grow to cover the trees of the entire continental United States. There is also a version for the UK.

    The website itself contains the photos, in common name or botanical name order, and the dataset for download. You need the app to do the leaf recognition.

    Download for Apple is free, Android is coming, from: Leafsnap website
    Internet connection is required only for the visual recognition

    Link location Home | Leafsnap: An Electronic Field Guide
    Submitted by Matt Park
    Submitted date 19 Nov 2015

    My Tree
    My Tree provides 94 species of native trees of Canada and their hardiness zones to allow Canadians to select a suitable tree for their environment. This application allows users to identify their Canadian hardiness zone using mobile device’s GPS or manually via a touch screen and determine which native trees are adapted to the climate in their location and other hardiness zones within Canada. Users can access photos, illustrations, and basic information on each native tree of Canada profiled in the application. The app is free.

    Download from:
    iTunes Store or Google Play

    Link location (As of the submitted date, there is no info about or link to this on the provider's website: Forests | Natural Resources Canada.)
    Submitted by Junglekeeper
    Submitted date 4 Nov 2016


    Palm ID Key
    The Palm ID Key app assists users in identifying various cultivated palms and the diseases and pests that affect them. This app includes photographs and descriptions of 82 common palm species within the United States and Caribbean Islands. The app was developed by the US Department of Agriculture APHIS ITP and is free.

    Download from: iTunes Store or Google Play

    Link location ITP | Find ID support
    Submitted by Junglekeeper
    Submitted date 11 Aug 2016


    Pl@ntNet
    Pl@ntNet is a tool to help to identify plants with pictures. It is organized in different databases, currently Flora of Western Europe - 6409 species - 226300 images; Flora of Indian ocean - 1147 species - 62106 images; and Flora of South America (French Guyana) - 938 species - 43097 images. You can browse, identify or contribute photos.

    Download from: iTunes Store or Google Play
    There is also a web version.

    Link location http://m.plantnet-project.org/
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 14 Feb 2016

    Plantola

    Plantola is a new app that lets you :
    • Take pictures of plants you want to remember, identify and source
    • Connect with your favorite independent garden centres (there are currently 60+ garden centres from across BC listed in the App)
    • Discover new plants shared by the community
    Download from: iTunes Store

    Link location Plantola iPhone App for Gardeners
    Submitted by Matt Park
    Submitted date 2 Nov 2015

    vTree
    Virginia Tech Tree Identification app contains fact sheets for 969 woody plants from all over North America with an in depth description, range map and thousands of color images of leaves, flowers, fruit, twigs, bark and form.
    Users can narrow the species list for any location in North America using the phone's GPS, network signal or any entered address or zip code. Basically the application can become “Woody Plants of Where You Are Standing”.

    Download from: iTunes Store or Google Play

    Link location http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/factsheets.cfm
    Submitted by Labreapits
    Submitted date 4 Aug 2016

    Washington Wildflowers

    University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum, the authors of WILDFLOWERS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, and High Country Apps have partnered to produce the new WASHINGTON WILDFLOWERS plant identification app for mobile devices. The app provides images, species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for 870 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines found in Washington and adjacent areas of British Columbia, Idaho, and Oregon.

    High Country Apps also has apps for Colorado Wildflowers, Glacier Wildflowers, Idaho Wildflowers, Montana Grasses, Oregon Wildflowers, Flora of the Wasatch, Flora of Texas: Fort Worth Prairie, Washington Wildflowers, Flora of Yellowstone, Yosemite Wildflowers, and Yellowstone Outdoors.

    Download from: iTunes Store; Google Play Store

    Link location High Country Apps
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 3 Nov 2015

    Wildflower Search
    These plant finders cover not only wildflowers but all types of plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, and more, and they are now available for most states and some Canadian provinces. They use the WildflowerSearch database. The Apps are self contained and do not use the internet. A few Apps are more than 100MB in size and require WiFi for installation.

    Download from: Apps are by state or province, and links for Google Play Store or iTunes Store are provided at Free WildflowerSearch Apps.

    This project is sponsored by Wildflower Search, an Oregon not-for-profit corporation.

    Link location Wildflower Search
    Submitted by wcutler
    Submitted date 09 May 2016; last confirmed 09 May 2016