Not long ago I posted about this tool. Today it was released on Android and iOS.
I was participating on the alpha and beta phases of it and I have to say is pretty good. PlantSnap relies on the internet to work properly, so be sure you have a good phone connection or wifi connection when you use it. Please watch the instructional video inside the app. PlantSnap currently requires that you photograph the flowers and fruits of plants and the leaves and fruits of trees. Snapping leaves of plants that aren’t currently flowering won’t always work…that problem will be solved in Phase 2.
PlantSnap can currently recognize 46,000 species of plants and trees, which covers most of the species you will encounter in North America and Europe. If you live outside of those areas, PlantSnap will still recognize many plants or trees that you encounter, and ALL of them very soon.
We currently have 316,000 species in our database, and we will be training the algorithm to recognize at least 50,000 new species per month, fully covering almost every known species on Earth by the end of 2017. PlantSnap will update automatically for you every time we add a new batch of species, no additional fees required. We will notify you with each species update.
Furthermore, every image you take helps train the algorithm. PlantSnap is powered by deep learning and artificial intelligence, meaning that it actually learns and improves with every image we feed it. Every image you take makes PlantSnap better, so get out there and start snapping!
You can start snapping below: