Falling Fruit is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. All proceeds from sales of our mobile app help pay to keep our servers and website online. Purchasing the app is itself a tax deductible donation, and we greatly appreciate your support in keeping Falling Fruit online!
Our global map of edible plants is not the first of its kind, but it aspires to be the world's most comprehensive. While our users contribute locations of their own, we comb the internet for pre-existing knowledge, seeking to unite the efforts of foragers, foresters, and freegans everywhere. Imported datasets range from small neighborhood foraging maps to vast professionally-compiled tree inventories. So far, this amounts to over 1,200 different edible types (most, but not all, plant species) distributed over nearly one million locations. Beyond the cultivated and commonplace to long-forgotten native plants and the exotic flavors of foreign plants, foraging in your neighborhood is a journey through time and across cultures.
Falling Fruit is not associated with Fallen Fruit. Fallen Fruit can be found at fallenfruit.org.
- Improved location tracking error handling
- Fixed a problem preventing photo uploads (iOS only)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great concept but app is nearly unusable
Registration is weird because it stops you from retyping the password in any field after you make a mistake once. Then when you finally get in, the ability to filter fruit types just plain does not work. Also despite the name, people have submitted a ton of non-edible trees! So I see hits all over my neighborhood, but on closer inspection they are actually an oak, Madrone, dogwood, hawthorn or any number of other trees that are obviously not fruit and, with the exception of acorns if you are extremely desperate, not even edible. Considering that this app costs money, I was expecting it to actually do the basic things it says. But the addition of non-fruit trees that cannot be filtered separately from fruit trees makes it worse than useless.
So much promise. But severely lacking
You can tell this app is someone’s side hobby. Someone with limited app development skills. Super bugged, extremely tedious. Always resets to Boulder Colorado upon opening. Has a filter by fruit search that never works so there are often dozens of tags that you have to click on to find your fruit of interest and even when you find something, you can’t save that tag for future reference. Almost not useful features. I would hope that since it’s a paid app, some of that money would go into development. Overall a great concept that is unique and in need, but barely usable due to poor app design.
Great! (after creating account via web browser)
Based on previous reviews (thanks, everyone!), I first created my account view web browser and did the email confirmation. Then I downloaded the app and entered my account info. So far, everything is working great. I am really excited about summer forays around town, working with both Falling Fruit and Litterati! (I gave 5 stars to encourage folks to try again. Maybe create a different account via web browser. Then the app should be useable.)
The developer, Falling Fruit, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.