This App Tells You The Name Of Plants From A Picture

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I’m not good at identifying types of things.

I’m in awe of people who can look at birds, any bird at all, and tell you exactly the type of bird it is. I look at dogs and all I see is a dog, and when people tell me it’s a half Charles Spaniel, half beagle, I literally nod and smile, imagining that the dog is Prince Charles, because this means nothing to me. People who look at plants and can list off an impressive knowledge of them? I worship those people. Those people are encyclopedias to me.

But now, technology has come to save me once more, just like how driverless cars will eventually save me. If you’ve recently taken up a bit of gardening to cheer yourself up, since it’s so good at that doing just that, or if you want to be able to stroll the streets saying things like “I love the smell of Jasmine in spring!” then this might be the app for you.

It’s called PlantNet and it helps you identify flowers and plants with a simple click of the phone.

How does it work?

Using a huge database of images, users can identify and add information about the quality of images and plants. IdentiPlante allows people to access the database quickly once they have taken a picture of it.

“What makes the project unique and innovative is that it is based on data collected through a large and dynamic social network that regularly collects field data, that shares this data, meaning that this knowledge is constantly updated which also allows the use of a certain number of visual patterns expressed by plants”.

It’s basically the Wikipedia of Plants. Plantipedia, if you will.

The Shazam of plants, if I may.

Watch how it works below.

Take some action

If you can speak French, you will be able to expertly navigate this iTunes app store page and get started

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