Fri, 25 May 2018
App: Seek by iNaturalist
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Verdict: A useful tool for nature lovers.
What is it?
iNaturalist is an enormous online community of nature lovers that’s now part of the California Academy of Sciences. The core Seek app is one of the most popular nature apps out there because of its ability to help you identify the plants and animals around you by connecting to hundreds of thousands of scientists and naturalists.
This app challenges you to take your nature knowledge up a notch by sending you on quests to collect badges by photographing the flora and fauna you’re most likely to find in your area. This not only satisfies the addictive nature of collecting, but also improves your knowledge of nature at the same time.
The app would be much better if it let you add your own notes to your entries (including additional photos/video) and also a capability to share them. There are also frequent bugs, including graphical, loading, hangs and crashes.
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