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About this project

 

At GreenAtom, 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 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. 

GreenAtom has developed a conceptual application capable of classifying images of leaves and flowers. The mobile app user captures an image of a leaf or flower, and the application displays the most probable species and plenty of relevant scientific information about the plant.

The selected algorithm for this project is shown to be working perfectly.

From the programmers: “We tested the classifier on a limited selection of leaves and flowers. A set of images for each species was divided into training and testing samples. Training sample is used to generate a recognition algorithm for each species and testing sample was passed to the classifier input. Our algorithm is able to detect most species with 100% accuracy. So basically we are feeding new, unknown images to the classifier and it's still able to recognize the species by image."

We currently have a beta version of PlantSnap. However, building a full-featured mobile application will require further work. We now have to finish building the image database to include every known plant species on the planet.

We have already proven the concept of the application and developed a beta version, so we know that the technology is there to complete the project. The challenge will be adapting the image recognition platform to recognize different shapes and sizes of the same plants, flowers and trees. But it can and will be done!

 

We really appreciate your contributions - small or large, and we want to reward you for your help! Descriptions of the reward levels are in the sidebar, but if you need a visual, perhaps this will help! 

 

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. The GreenAtom CEO and ideas-man assembled a dream team for its creation. All we need is funding from you to make the app a reality! 

We'd love to chat with you more, so come find us on Facebook and Twitter! 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

During the research we figured out some limitations:

• A lot of species have very similar leaves which makes it difficult to classify them between each other. However, the solution is simple. It just requires a lot of man hours, hence our need for additional funding.

• Training and classifying images can be a CPU-heavy operation. We will probably have to set up multiple scalable servers

• Classification quality can be improved in many ways. There are a lot of options to try and we plan to reserve funds for further research

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    You're parsley responsible!

    Thanks for contributing. Once we're funded, there's a free app in it for ya', so get those PlantSnapping fingers ready!

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    What a dill!

    Not only will you get to enjoy the free version of PlantSnap, but you'll also get a shoutout via twitter/facebook thanking you for your contribution. Total nature-nerd bragging rights.

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    Like a moss!

    All your friends will be jealous when you've got the Premium version of PlantSnap in your pocket! You can traipse through those woods like you own them. Twitter/Facebook shoutout included.

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    I'm lichen that shirt!

    With this perk, you'll get a great looking t-shirt in the size of your choosing, along with the Premium version of the app and social media recognition. You'll be the envy of all your plant loving friends.

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    Help us get unstumped!

    Be a PlantSnap Beta Tester! You will have IMMEDIATE access to the Beta Version of the app and we'll use your feedback to take it to the next level. T-shirt, Premium app and social media shoutout included.

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    It's hoodie thyme!

    Love those hikes in cooler weather? Can't wait to identify some evergreens? A PlantSnap hoodie will keep you warm. Especially layered over your PlantSnap t-shirt, with your Premium version of our app, the privilege of beta testing, and a little social media fame.

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    Bloom where you're planted!

    Your donations will not only power our app, but we'll also plant a tree in your name - furthering reforestation efforts! You'll receive a commemorative card/certificate, as well as the premium version of the app, a t-shirt, a hoodie, the opportunity to beta test, and a social media shout-out!

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    These roots were made for talkin'.

    Want to pick the brain of the guy behind GreenAtom and PlantSnap? With this reward you'll get a 30 minute Skype chat with the head honcho himself. On top of receiving all previous perks (shout-out, beta test, t-shirt, hoodie, planted tree ) You will also be named in our app credits!

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    Lettuce go for a hike!

    How would you like a trip to Telluride, Colorado to test PlantSnap on a beautiful mountain hike? CEO Eric Ralls will be your guide! Airfare (from continental U.S.) and accommodations included.

    You'll also get your name in our app credits, a tree planted in your name, our wearable perks and a shout-out, plus you'll be a valued beta tester.

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