Apps for Mobile Devices resource file discussion

Mobile apps related to the subjects discussed on the UBCBG forums

  1. wcutler

    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thank you for putting together this list, and for including Plantola.

    One of the apps I would recommend checking out is Leafsnap. They have developed a technology that can identify some
    trees found in the Northeastern United States and Canada using image recognition.
     
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    Wow. Thanks. I've added it.

    It's nice to see what wealthy institutions can do, though they are depending on volunteers to do the Android version and don't have a release date for that.
     
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    I stumbled upon an app, BC Wildflowers, and was going to report it but I see Wendy beat me to it. The app is one of a series available in Google Play and is currently included in the resource under the heading Wildflower Search. However the app covers not only wildflowers but all types of plants including trees, shrubs, grasses, and more.

    @wcutler The resource description should be updated to say the apps are plant finders; the resource and app titles suggest something less. Perhaps the resource heading should be changed to Plant Finders by Wildflower Search. By the way, there's a typo in the resource description that reads 100Mg; it should probably be changed to 100MB.
     
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    Thanks, @Junglekeeper. I fixed the Mg-MB, added Plant Finders to the end of the title but kept the Wildflower Search as the clickable part, as I've been using the name on the websites as the item titles. I think it should still sort under "W" if people remember the name of the site and want to find the link. If Daniel thinks that looks too weird with half the title in a different colour, I'll change it. Or if you convince me to change it. And I added to the description.
     
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    @wcutler Perhaps Plant Finders should be moved from the title to the description so that "These apps cover..." becomes "These plant finders...". The bolding would highlight the fact that the apps cover more than wildflowers. Also, I suggest changing "links for Android or iPhone/iPad are provided..." to "links to Google Play Store and iTunes Store are provided..." to let the reader know they can be installed from normal channels rather than from what Android refers to as an 'unknown' source.

    Edit: Removed incorrect links.
     
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    You tricked me, @Junglekeeper - your Google Play and iTunes links were not correct links, and there isn't just one link, just the one I listed. I've changed the text to those words, and changed the title/first line as you suggested. Thanks.
     
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    Oh...my bad. I copied the links from the entry above and forgot to change them. I'm glad you caught my mistake. Thanks.

    By the way, have you tried this app? It looks good from what the photos show.
     
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    I haven't tried it. Yet.
     
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    Virginia Tech Tree ID aka vtree is available at the Google play store or itunes

    It has worked well for me.
     
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    Thanks. I've added it to our Apps for Mobile Devices Resource page.
     
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    Thanks. I've added it, with links to iTunes and Google Play. It was developed by the US Dept of Agriculture, but I'm unable to find any mention of it on their website. It says it's part
    of the complete Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms tool, Lucid Mobile key developed by USDA APHIS ITP. The link given on iTunes doesn't work, but I did find a page at ITP to use as the link (as well as the iTunes and Google Play links).
     
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    App by Natural Resources Canada mentioned in today's Vancouver Sun, with description from Google Play Store:
     
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    Thanks, Junglekeeper. I had it on my desk to do. :)
    I've installed it (Android), am a bit confused so far. I checked for my hardiness zone, which is mauve. I can't seem to find a key. But when I searched for a tree, it says my hardiness zone has been detected using my GPS and it's hardiness zone 5b and seems to only be showing trees in that zone or cooler. I commented in another thread that the "city's website at Gardening says we're climate zone 7/8", which I also thought was not correct. [Edited]I see, you can filter and select any hardiness zone you want.
     
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    I was wrong about that - I guess it's that most native Canadian trees have a lower hardiness zone. It does show Arbutus menziesii, which is says is zone 8. In that case, maybe the city's statement about our being zone 7/8 is not completely inaccurate, as we do grow those trees here.
     

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