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 Reviews
Aesthetically pleasing, needs some improvement
I am so happy that an app has been created to promote easy foraging in my town! Thank you for turning this great idea into reality. It's a pretty app, but it needs a couple fixes. First, it would be nice if you could click the pin point and it would say what is there. Second, the "edible type" feature does not feature any drop down menu (there may be a glitch here). Otherwise keep up the good work, and I will continue to add to the database!
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.)
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.