Flora Incognita now with offline mode
With our latest release of the Flora Incognita app, we are happy to give you two updates that many have asked for, in addition to numerous small bug fixes:
- an offline mode
- badges for 2023
An offline mode for Flora Incognita
Often, the most exciting plants grow where there is no internet coverage, or teachers want to use the app in an educational context, but the need for a mobile data connection makes this impossible. Now we have a solution for this: the offline mode. What does it do?
It allows you to record plants with the Flora Incognita app and save them as observations. However, you do not receive a plant name, but the observation is saved as “unknown herb or shrub”, “unknown tree”, etc. in your observation list. This also corresponds to the process that botanists would follow: What is not identified in the field is packed up and identified later. This is now also the case with the app. When you are back home (or somewhere with access to the internet), you can identify the unknown observations with a click and read the species fact sheets of the plants you have found – as usual.
By the way: Plants identified in offline mode also contribute to the worldwide monitoring of plant diversity – provided you have allowed Flora Incognita access to your location. In this case, the location of the plant is stored as meta-information at your observation.
The introduction of the badges last year brought great joy to many users, and right in the first days of the new year we received many e-mails whether there will also be new badges for this year. Yes! They are now ready and waiting for you to collect them:
– Plant of the Year 2023: Collect the common self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)
– Tree of the Year 2023: Collect a brown birch (Betula pubescens)
– Poisonous Plant of the Year 2023: Collect parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
– Medicinal Plant of the Year 2023: Collect a vine (Vitis vinifera)
– Plant Society of the Year: Collect a representative of the Littorelletea uniflorae community
If you enjoy our app and plant identification, we would be very happy to receive a rating and a few kind words in the App Store. Thank you very much!