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    Published: 2015-05-19, by .

    A social app for gardeners: snap your plants, share blooms with your neighbors, and find tips near you

    7.6
    • Easy to use
    • Unique concept
    • Get tips from other users
    • Only good if you have nearby users
    • Can't search for users by location

    "The Gardening Network"

    THE VERDICT

    GrowIt is a neat app which is as attractive as the blooms it features. The premise? Social gardening! Take photos of your blooms and browse your neigbors' plant collection, pick up tips on how to improve your grows, and hey: if you're a florist or a garden centre, you can even plug your business.

    Getting started is easy: log in in with Facebook or register via email, then add a username, year of birth (?), sex, and the type of garden you have (indoor, balcony, yard). Fill in your profile, then start snapping!

    It's a uniquely lovely concept, and a nice way of sharing a little bit of color.

    THE PROS

    GrowIt certainly presents a unique concept - a social network for plant growers, who can share pics of their blooms, and share tips or receive advice on how to improve their grows.

    When uploading a photo of your plant, you're prompted to tag with the type of plant, the color themes, and select a photo category: Leave It! (needs help), Like It! (the plant looks good), or Grow It (must have). If you're not sure what you've grown (hey it can happen), you can tag it as 'help me identify' for local experts to come to your aid.

    Users can search for plants nearby (and this is hyperlocal as GrowIt uses a geotagging process to only show plants within 75 miles of the user), users, comments and trends with the search feature, and even by just the partial plant name (if you don't know it all). You can then rate your neighbors photo with a Leave It, Like It or GrowIt .

    THE CONS

    The app is only as good as the number of people you have near to you. In my case this was few (due to the strict 75-mile radius). You can search for random users though, but it's a shame this can't be done by location.

    Jayne Appszoom logo

    by Jayne , Appszoom

    May 19, 2015

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    Users comments

    Maiden Laura

    by Maiden Laura

    Jul 22, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Wow, you have a lot a work to do . What a sad pathetic little app. Waiting days to find out what something is. I thought a couple of hours research was bad. I'll take my chances. Thanks for wasting my time.

    Envy Ford

    by Envy Ford

    Jul 22, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    VERY GOOD

    Daniel Johnston

    by Daniel Johnston

    Jul 22, 2017  |  "OK"

    I have submitted photos to my profile over 4 days ago, and they are still awaiting approval. How long does it take for these to be approved? The photos are of varieties of Capsicum that do not auto populate when entering in the plant name. The auto populate list is very limited, and being a pepper grower, and having 30 years of experience in the horticulture trade, I'm pretty sure I know the plants I'm growing. There are 32 species of Capsicum and countless varieties. The administration of this app needs to improve, then my rating will change.

    Vanessa Schoonovet

    by Vanessa Schoonovet

    Jul 21, 2017  |  "Poor"

    I don't want to login every time I want to use it it should just automatically open up and be done with it and every time I login it keeps on trying to tell me I don't have the right password or the right whatever

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jul 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Awesome app.

    Richard Russell

    by Richard Russell

    Jul 14, 2017  |  "Poor"

    You insist I don't know my e-mail or password I just put in. I know I'm old but not that old.