APD Colony Counter App Lite 4+

Smartphone colony counter

Samuel Gan

Designed for iPad

    • S$ 0.98



APD Colony Counter App Lite version is now available on Apple Stores. See https://www.nature.com/app_notes/nmeth/2016/160908/pdf/an9774.pdf
in Nature Methods app notes.

*For automated counting versions, please get APD Colony App PRO*

Colony counter app that can analyze agar plate images and count them manually using the touch screen.
With access to the phone storage and also directly to the camera, fast and convenient colony counting can be done.
Photos should be taken on a direct plane with the agar plate.

Features of this app includes:

1) Customized user input.
2) Simple and button based user interface.
3) Compatibility with screenshot functions of analyzed images for publications or reports.
4) Tags in image can be customized for color and size.
5) Edit function to remove or add tags.
6) Simple direct access to phone camera.
7) Simple direct access to Image gallery for images.

Benefits of using this app for publications
1) Brings greater accuracy to your colony counts.
2) Value adds to publications and reports.
3) Useful teaching tool to science students.
4) Streamlined analysis, reducing human error and subjectivity - you can now trust the values reported by trainees and less experienced staff!
5) On the go analysis with the smartphone/tablet.
6) The app costs less than the cheapest colony counter!
7) The app is self-contained, no internet access needed.

To cite, please use:

Wong CF, Yeo JY, Gan SKE (2016) APD Colony Counter App: Using Watershed Algorithm for improved colony counting. Nature Methods Application Notes. doi:10.1038/ an9774

This app is a personal endeavor of Mr Wong, Mr Sim, Mr Yong, and Dr Gan

App Privacy

The developer, Samuel Gan, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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