Revisiting apps that help identify nature around you!


If you have ever wondered, how exactly artificial intelligence can be useful in today’s real world scenarios, plant and bird identification apps might hold the answer to it. According to the trend radar last month, top 3 out of 4 apps are about identifying birds and plants. Which is interesting because, just one such kind of app was trending in the top 10 in the month of May as mentioned in this article.

Looking at these nature identifying apps now popping up and filling the top spots may imply that people are regularly frequenting outdoors to spend time with the nature while learning new things about their surroundings. So far, 2020 has been a fruitful year for such niche apps to thrive. Improved AI and social distancing has definitely influenced these apps to shine through.

Plant and Bird Identifying Apps

PictureThis: Identify Plant, Flower, Weed and More

As seen from the below graph, the MAU for PictureThis has grown significantly and for a good reason. Standing at around %600+ rise in monthly active users, this app provides its users with the capacity to identify 10,000 plus plant species with an accuracy of 98%. The app applies AI to constantly learn and update its plant information retrieved from experts and specialists.

BirdNET: Bird sound identification

Unlike plant identification apps which relies on plant images, BirdNET app records the bird’s song to identify the bird using artificial intelligence and neural networks to train computers to identify nearly 1,000 of the most common species of North America and Europe. The app has seen %500+ increase in MAU in recent months.

PlantSnap – Identify Plants, Flowers, Trees & More

PlantSanp is another plant identification app that is uniquely positioned as it is powered by, one of the most powerful databases available today. With access to over half a million plants and other vegetation in its database collection, all of those plants can be easily identified for the user with only a picture.

This app has seen over %500 increase in its monthly active users since March.

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