PlantSnapp: The App that Helps You Identify Plants in Your Garden
I moved cross country last fall, from the Pacific Northwest to Central Texas, and many of the plants here are different. I can readily identify all my old favorites herbs and perennials, but there are new ones that only grow here. I’m afraid I’m going to mistake an important herb or flower for a weed. A plant identification app is just what I need.
A few weeks ago I did some research on free online garden planners and this is an extension of that research. Plant identification apps can also help you decide what you want to grow and tell you how to grow it.
As with any other trade and hobby, gardening is one that requires an extensive database of knowledge. When you’re just starting out on your garden, it’s easy to rely on general skills, but if you want to start expanding your garden to include more kinds of flowering plants, then a more specific set of skills will be necessary.
It’s not always easy to figure out how to take care of your flowers, but a great mobile app designed by an amateur botanist should be able to help you out. The app is called PlantSnapp, and was launched last year, garnering media attention for its practicality. To use the app, all one would need to do was snap a photo of the plant or flower in question, send it in PlantSnapp HQ, and leading UK plant experts will get back to you with not just the name of the plant you’ve asked to identify, but even care instructions for the plant, and suggestions on where to get them. The best part? The developers are also working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, so every dollar you spend will help address the “plight of the bumblebee”.
The app comes as a number of other industries begin turning to mobile apps as a way to spread information and awareness. Gaming Realms, operators of bingo aggregate site Free Bingo Hunter, have said that growth in mobile internet is among the strongest trends seen on the internet landscape today, and mobile apps are now being used so much that we spend nearly 23 days a year just using our phones. With apps like PlantSnapp, not only are we using the app to increase our knowledge bases, but to help a worthy cause too.
Plant Identification App Final Thoughts
PlantSnapp plant identification app is only available on iOS, but a startlingly similar app called FlowerChecker is available on Android devices as well. I tried FlowerChecker today and they had an answer back to me within 10 minutes.