Mister Smarty Plants

Mister Smarty Plants

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Your personal plant identification expert. Snap a pic of a unknown plant, flower, bush or shrub, enter a few details about it and hit submit. Our community of plant experts will work on an ID and let you know when we have an answer.

You can also help others identify their plants, no experience needed.

The app is the world’s first dedicated to crowd-sourced plant identification. It brings a virtual community of plant and flower experts to any android mobile device. The app is NOT a field guide and requires no advance knowledge of plants.

App users upload images of unknown flowers and plants they encounter, then real people work to identify the photos. After enough ID votes are entered, the photo poster is emailed or tweeted with the identification.

"Plant and flower ID is one of those tasks that humans are MUCH better at than computers." says John Ellis, the service's founder. "For example the automated LeafSnap app was developed by some of the world's best image processing experts BUT -- the app is limited to trees --- only trees in the northeast United States-- requires the user to tape a leaf flat to a paper-- and even with these restrictions has a high failure rate."

"While image processing excels at applications having a limited universe of possible matches (like the OCR used to turn scanned documents into text) it fails when there are millions of possible matches. Plant life is so diverse it just isn't a good fit for image processing. " Added Ellis “Our new app lets the user snap a pic of any plant flower or tree they encounter without restriction, and upload it to our expert community for identification.”

Mister Smarty Plants™ has been recognized by gardening writers at The Denver Post, Ohio.com and The Roanoke Times. Since launching, Mister Smarty Plants™ has helped ID over 1,000 plants, trees, bushes and flowers from Senegal to Pakistan, and the Caribbean to the United Kingdom. See some of the ID'd flowers here http://www.mistersmartyplants.com/NamedPlants.aspx

Tags: leafsnap.

Recently changed in this version

version - 0.07
1. no need to start over with 'more pictures' after viewing a plant.
2. reduced image distortion on upload and in gallery

Comments and ratings for Mister Smarty Plants
  • (40 stars)

    by Anna Patmalniece on 29/03/2014

    I installed this app because of its concept but in reality it makes my phone crash every time. :-(

  • (40 stars)

    by Satyaki Biswas on 10/03/2014

    I installed the app but I can't log in. It keep asking me for user name and pw...how can I get those?

  • (40 stars)

    by Jessica Bullock on 05/01/2014

    This app is ALMOST what I need. To really be useful in accurate identification I'd like to be able to see the region the plant is located as well as the time of year the plant was photographed. With only 1-4 photos to go by it's a guessing game

  • (40 stars)

    by Christopher Fish on 27/12/2013

    This is a very cool idea. Being able to enter extra details about a plant would be much more useful if there was a way for the people doing the id to see that info! The app itself does what it is meant to do, but is missing a lot of important features.

  • (40 stars)

    by Adam Arnold on 23/12/2013

    Completely useless

  • (40 stars)

    by Mr Mike on 15/12/2013

    Won't stay Logged in even just a brief second when you may switch to a diff app or research google. Pix of plants are horrible, they are not formatted correct on mobile viewing. Now let's see if i get a response and if its accurate, if so i may raise to t

  • (40 stars)

    by Shelby Beran on 18/10/2013