What is it about?
The best part of Seek is the image recognition system to match your photo to a species in the app’s database. The app gives you the choice to take photos, or upload an existing one, and even if the species isn’t perfectly centered or zoomed in, the app normally can identify it. Seek worked accurately in every picture in our testing. You also have the choice to upload a picture of a mule deer to the specific category, or you can simply upload a general photo for the app to identify and categorize on its own. It takes a few seconds for identification, but it’s an effortless process that builds up your collection to help you earn badges. Each species in the app includes an information panel that features photos, descriptions, a map of other spottings, and the best time period to spot. There’s no doubt that it takes incentive to get the full use out of Seek, but the more you put in, the more you can get out.
App Store Description
Take your nature knowledge up a notch with Seek! Seek encourages outdoor exploration and learning by harnessing image recognition technology to help you identify plants and animals from your photos. Choose from a list of nearby plants, animals, and fungi and collect photographs of as many species as you can!
• Earn badges as you photograph new species.
• Become more engaged with the wildlife around you.
• Learn cool facts about the critters and plants that live right in your own backyard wilderness.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE SEEKING TODAY?
Drawing from millions of wildlife observations on iNaturalist, Seek shows you lists of commonly recorded insects, birds, plants, amphibians, and more in your area. Use our maps and charts to determine what you want to look for and snap a photo when you think you’ve found it. Our image recognition software lets you know if you got it right and if it’s a match, adds it to your collection. The more your collection grows, the more badges you’ll earn!
See something that’s not on the list? You can still take a photo of it and Seek will add it to your collection if it’s recognized!
This is a great app for families who want to spend more time exploring nature together.
No registration is involved, and no user data is collected.
Seek will ask permission to turn on location services, but your actual location is never stored in the app, or sent to iNaturalist. Your location is obscured enough to provide recommendations near you, while respecting your privacy.
Our image recognition technology is based on observations submitted to iNaturalist.org and partner sites, and identified by the iNaturalist community.
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