PlantSnap: The App that Identifies Plants in an Instant
At Earth.com, we are currently building a mobile application for IOS and Android that allows the user to capture a plant’s image and identify that plant in seconds. PlantSnap is a mobile app that helps you identify plants, flowers and trees. Simply snap a photo of the plant, and PlantSnap tells you what it is!
We spent 3 months proving the concept, and we are now developing the application. Our plant identification app for mobile devices will not only identify over 200,000 types of plants worldwide, but gather data from users that can be used for education, gaming, safety, gardening, landscaping and much more.
We currently have a beta version of PlantSnap. However, building a full-featured mobile application will require further work. We need to finish building the image database to include every known plant species on the planet.
PlantSnap started as an idea in Eric Ralls’ head over 4 years ago when he was traipsing through a friend’s backyard and wondered about the identity of a plant he’d stumbled across. When he asked around and no one knew, he knew he’d stumbled onto a problem that he wanted to solve. Unfortunately, the technology just wasn’t quite up to snuff just yet. Fast forward to today – the tech is available and the team is assembled to make PlantSnap a reality.