PlantSnap App – A New Tool for Identifying Plants, Flowers, and Trees
Heading out into nature? Feel free to leave those bulky plant field guides at home. Instead, bring PlantSnap, so you can spend less time flipping through pages and more time enjoying a chance to smell the flowers.
PlantSnap is our new mobile app. Its purpose is to help you identify plants and flowers with the press of a button, so you can lighten your backpack and enjoy nature.
Identify a Plant in Seconds
Next time you see a breath-taking tree or gorgeous bloom, all you need to do is snap a photo of the plant, and PlantSnap takes over the job of identifying it within seconds. You’ll know right away if you can pick a flower for pressing or if it’s endangered and a photo will have to do.
Worried about poison ivy or poison oak? PlantSnap has you covered, helping you avoid those pesky plants and weeks of agony.
Launching in 2017
PlantSnap is a mobile app for Android, iOS, and Windows. It uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to recognize plants based on their leaves and flowers. It’s currently in beta and is expected to launch in January 2017.
Why should PlantSnap App be used?
It’s a wonderful excuse for getting out into the great outdoors, of course, but there are a lot of other reasons to hit the download button on PlantSnap. Here are some of them:
- It can help botanists and other plant scientists to track plants in their native habitats and see where they might be spreading.
- Teachers and professors can use it to teach students about different plant species.
- Landscapers and their clients can use it to choose plants, ensuring they’re on the same page.
All the Information About a Plant
Then it provides information regarding the plant, including the plant’s common and scientific names, what type of plant it is, where the plant grows, whether it’s edible or not, and much more.
Best of all, it can be used in the field, even if you’re out of WiFi or cell tower range. If you snap a photo while off the grid, PlantSnap will identify it as soon as you’re back in range. And there’s no need to make sure plants are separated out onto a white background before you snap – it can zero in on your target plant even with more greenery in the background.
So download PlantSnap and make some excuses to go for a walk and smell the flowers. After all, it’s for science.