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Newest smartphone App technology to teach and learn about Plants and Trees around the world - Just with a picture of a leaf!
Newest smartphone App technology to teach and learn about Plants and Trees around the world - Just with a picture of a leaf!
120 backers pledged $6,018 to help bring this project to life.

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WHY I CREATED IBOPLANET...

I want to create this app for everyone! However, in order to be practical, it must be designed to be functional for:

1) Forest and Park Rangers - This app would allow them to quickly identify any pertinent endangered species, relevant facts pertaining to cultivation and protection to provide to park visitors to create awareness, sense of awe, as well as information for the protection of the park visitors. And more...

2) Horticulturalists - This app would allow them to identify new species, upload them, submit them, mark them via GPS, and provide critical data back to such organizations as the USDA, UNEP, KEW, Botanical Gardens, and universities for further classification studies and data updates pertaining to existing, or, newly identified species and sub-species. And more...

3) K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate students and PhD Candidates - This app would allow these Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Hazardous Waste Management and Public Health students, at all levels, to utilize the app for their coursework and far past their academic endeavors. And more...

4) Parents - This app would allow them to identify any relevant and pertinent facts, statistics, and information about the plant and tree life in their own backyard to make these facts known to their children. This would be useful for educating young children, creating environmental aware at a very young age, and identifying possible dangers posing as a potential threat to their children. And more...

5) Commercial & Residential Construction Site Surveyers - This app would allow them to obtiain critical data regarding site evaluations and demos to identify threats, or, possibilities of demolishing precious vegetation. And more...

6) Private and Organizational Gardeners - This app would allow them to identify, document, and classify species in their gardens, obtain information and best-practices for cultivation and even cross-breeding opportunities.

7) You...and Me - Ignorance is not bliss. Especially in an age where “going green,” environmental protection, and eco-friendly solutions to everyday living, concepts, strategies and its related technology are growing at an exponential rate. Even if by learning just a small part of our natural world during our busy lives or adventurous travels, (domestically and internationally) don’t you think it would be worth it? I do.

USING IBOPLANET...

By taking a picture of a leaf, The iBoPlanet app would be able to determine whether the particular species of plant or tree is:

1) Poisonous?
2) Has medicinal uses?
3) Is it endangered?
4) What its nutritional value is
5) How is it cultivated?
6) Where is it indigenous to?
7) Any other related information about the species it belongs to that would provide information to you on the spot

You will then be able to, if you so prefer, mark its location via GPS on an interactive map. This will allow other users of iBoPlanet to interact with you, upload and share videos, pictures and stories of their experiences and findings.

ALSO...

iBoPlanet will also have the capability to tell you about any plant or tree EVEN WITHOUT CELL PHONE SERVICE by providing you with a small, locally-stored database of information for it to access. This will give you only the most necessary information of whether or not the plant or tree has nutritional value, is it poisonous, or does it have healing properties.

FUNDING...

The funding goal of $6,000 will go towards Phase 1 (below of $17,500 and will also us to begin the actual development - There will be a total of 6 phases by which I will be providing LIVE development mockups, trailers, and project design updates throughout the development lifecycle.

PHASE 1,2 & 3 - Acquiring and programming the map-able data from all the above-listed organizations and creating the app itself ($17,500)

PHASE 4 & 5 - Creating the optical reading technology, programming of the interactive component of the storyboard functionality ($12,000)Programming the GPS functionality. Creation and web development of an interactive we-site that is tied directly to the app for users to be able to access a multitude of news, information, stories and pictures, videos, organizational and partnership information.

PHASE 6 - Creating a local database to be stored on smartphone locally ($5,000)

REWARDS...

$25 or more...

  • IMMEDIATE reward! This is an extensive environmental article I have put together
  • An iphone/Blackberry/Droid USB Car charger adaptor
  • Your name in the “Thanks To” section of the app AND website
  • free copy of the app



$35 or more...

  • ALL THE ABOVE and...
  • An iBoPlanet wristband (like the Lance Armstrong “live strong” wristbands) to show your support of the project proudly.

$50 or more...

  • ALL THE ABOVE and...
  • iBoPlanet T-Shirt (White or Green)

$150 or more...

  • ALL THE ABOVE and...
  • An iBoPlanet iPhone (or Android or Blackberry) Spec-Fitted Case. Take iBoPlanet wherever you go..

$300 or more...
All the above and...
iBoPlanet custom LOGO jacket provides the breathability and flexibility essential for an active lifestyle. 100% polyester bonded shell with a 100% polyester microfleece lining. Water-resistant. Zipper front pockets and upper left sleeve pocket. Care Instructions: Machine wash cold separately. Gentle cycle. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed. It can be dry cleaned.

$300 or more...

  • All the above and...
  • iBoPlanet custom LOGO jacket provides the breathability and flexibility essential for an active lifestyle. 100% polyester bonded shell with a 100% polyester microfleece lining. Water-resistant. Zipper front pockets and upper left sleeve pocket. Care Instructions: Machine wash cold separately. Gentle cycle. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed. It can be dry cleaned.

$500 or more...

  • All the above and...
  • Custom logo design iBoPlanet backpack! This can take on anything with ease for ALL OF YOUR HIKING, CAMPING etc... needs and includes an organizer panel, two main compartments, a fleece-lined top drop-in audio pocket and headphone exit port. The dual side zippered pockets and back panel side entry laptop sleeve keep things good-to-go. Made from 600-denier poly/420 diamond dobby poly

$2,500 or more...

  • ALL THE ABOVE and...
  • You will receive iBoPlanet's commemorative "PRODUCER" Sterling Silver signet ring

$4,000 or more...

  • ALL THE ABOVE and...
  • "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" 14k yellow or white gold signet Executive Producer Signet Ring

PLANNED DELIVERY SCHEDULE...

As soon as it’s clear that we will hit our funding goal we’ll contact each one of you for delivery instructions for your rewards and continue to update you via email as to the status of the app’s development at each stage.

CALL TO ACTION...

Please make your pledge in the amount of $25 or more. I can NOT do this without your help. I am positive that all of you can see the true value this App will bring to the marketplace and to users, regardless of vocation or hobby will receive true value from.

Please "LIKE" us on Facebook and "FOLLOW" us on Twitter to help spread the word about this project.

THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Steve

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    ALL THE ABOVE AND....This iBoPlanet, custom outdoor hiking and camping jacket provides the breathability and flexibility essential for an active lifestyle. 100% polyester bonded shell with a 100% polyester microfleece lining. Water-resistant. Zipper front pockets and upper left sleeve pocket. Care Instructions: Machine wash cold separately. Gentle cycle. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed. It can be dry cleaned

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    ALL THE ABOVE AND... Custom-designed iBoPlanet Logo backpack. This beast can take on most with ease and includes an organizer panel, two main compartments, a fleece-lined top drop-in audio pocket and headphone exit port. The dual side zippered pockets and back panel side entry laptop sleeve keep things good-to-go. Made from 600-denier poly/420 diamond dobby poly

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