Like all great ideas, PlantSnap started as our founder was traipsing through a friend’s backyard in 2012 and wondered about the identity of a plant he stumbled across. When they realized that no one knew what it was, he found a problem he wanted to solve. Unfortunately the technology just wasn’t quite up to snuff just yet.
Like all great ideas, PlantSnap started as Eric was traipsing through a friend’s backyard and wondered about the identity of a plant he stumbled across. When he realised that no one knew what it was he found a problem he wanted to solve, unfortunately the technology just wasn’t quite up to snuff just yet.
When technology was up to
the task of building a plant
identifying app that would work anywhere on Earth,
PlantSnap became a reality
With over 650,000 plants and 475 million+ images in our database, PlantSnap is currently using Machine Learning technology and artificial intelligence to help anyone, anywhere, identify any plant or tree on planet Earth!
what sets us
Most plant identifying apps can identify no more than 10,000 species, at most. They also use crowdsourcing to generate data and that means it takes a lot of time, days, maybe more, to get an opinion, this might prove to be challenging or even frustrating. PlantSnap has over 650,000 plants in our searchable database, and it is translated into 37 languages. This means that PlantSnap will work in any country on Earth, for 95% of the global population.
no guess work involved
Here at PlantSnap we’ve managed to create a system that allows you to upload a photo and instantly get detailed information of the snapped plant with no guesswork or human interaction involved. In addition, the iOS version of PlantSnap uses new technology called auto-detect and augmented reality. Auto-detect actually tells you when to snap the photo so that you get the perfect picture every time. Augmented reality adds and entire new level of immersion and education into the PlantSnap experience.
connection between people
and the amazing
natural world around us.
we created PlantSnap as the digital interface
to bring people and nature together.