Iconic Wildflowers is a field guide app and website to record your wildflower sightings as you visit our National Parks.
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment.... You're standing in the middle of wide open valley, surrounded on all sides by soaring mountain peaks. The bright sun warms your face and the wind blows through your hair. The meadow you're standing in is dotted by wildflowers of every shape and color.
I love those wildflowers. And if you're like me, you've probably got dozens of field guides laying around. Perhaps one from every region that you've visited. I'm always curious about what I'm viewing when I get into a new park or open space.
My project is an app for mobile devices that will serve as both an identification guide and field notebook. I want to be able to have those reference books (field guides) with me as I hike, but there is just too much to carry. Plus, I want to be able to take pictures and notes, to help record my observations.
For the basic version of this app (which is already in development), I am focusing on including the key species that are easily seen throughout the Rockies, the Cascades and Alaska. I have thousands of pictures from my travels and studies that will be included eventually. (I'm lucky enough to have worked in the Rockies, the Cascades and several parts of Alaska.) I would also like to extend the app to include the Sierras and the southwestern United States. But that will come later.
After consulting with friends and software developers, this project will also include a website containing the same information, to serve as a learning tool for students of all ages.
The funding I am requesting will go towards upgrading my computer and software as I develop this app myself for Android devices (such as the one I use). It will also support the development of this app for Apple devises running iOS.
As soon as a working version of the app is complete for both Android and Apple devices, I will post it in both marketplaces and make it available to the general public for a nominal fee.
A preliminary picture of the app in development can be viewed here:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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