by: Ball Horticultural • 913
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.
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 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.
by Jayne , Appszoom
May 19, 2015
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Whether you’re seeking inspiration, plant information, or just looking to connect with a community of people growing things around you, we’ve got you covered.
Have all of your plant and gardening questions answered. GrowIt! is the mobile community for anyone interested in plants. GrowIt! helps you figure out what you should be growing, and how to grow it. Find plants for your apartment, your patio, or your yard. Plants grow differently depending on where you live. Rely on the community to help you figure out what’s going to work best for you. Ask a question or pick a color and find out what people are growing around you, or around the world! Weigh in on which plants you like, and let people know what they should throw away. Maybe you want to show off your plants, or maybe you just want to find something that will ACTUALLY WORK in your garden; GrowIt! has something for every type of plant owner.
Annuals, Perennials, Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Trees, Shrubs, Aquatic Plants, Bulbs; our growing community covers it all.
- Find information on the plants you love! GrowIt! has detailed information on THOUSANDS of plant types.
- Upload pictures of your favorite plants to show your neighbors how great they look, or upload a picture of one of your least favorite to warn people!
- Have all of your plant and garden questions answered! You can now use our Question and Answer System to solve tricky problems and gain insight from community members around you.
- Plant Identification! Get your plants Identified by the community on GrowIt! Just tag a plant as “Help Me Identify” and the community will help you out.
- Add a project! Projects are the best way to detail something new that you’re working on. Maybe you’re just making a wish list of plants for your garden, or maybe you want to share some helpful How-To secrets. It’s a great place to keep track of things.
- Use the Explore feature to find the right plants for your garden. Sort plants by color, light needs, and plant type! Results are local so you’ll know that they should work in your area! The filter allows you to mix and match all sorts of search criteria. If you find something you REALLY LIKE you can even add it to a project!
- Find a Garden Shop near you! GrowIt! is working with the best local Garden Shops across North America to help you find where you can purchase great plants. You can even reach out to Garden Shops directly by commenting on their photos.
- Search for specific plants, users, comments and trends with the search feature. Even if you only know part of a plant name, GrowIt! can help you out.
- Rate photos of plants from your area! Anonymously give plants a “Leave It”, “Like It” or “GrowIt!” rating to let your neighbors know how their photos look.
- Show off your gardening knowledge by getting Gro*warded! The more you do on GrowIt! the higher your score will climb!
Let GrowIt! be your mobile gardening solution.