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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Improved location tracking error handling
- Fixed a problem preventing photo uploads (iOS only)
Ratings and Reviews
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.
UPDATE-Having attempted to use the app more, indeed it has many flaws that make it pretty useless :-c
Began using this app on Sep 25, 2021. Due to the well-written negative reviews I was hesitant to buy the app, but I really wanted to support the concept so I figured 4$ was worth the risk. Fortunately, SO FAR, everything is working as intended. The initial registration email took a bit longer to arrive than modern expectations allow patience for but it did arrive within the hour and I signed into the app without issue. The map content, for me living in a densely populated city, could leave something to be desired, but that isn’t the app’s fault since it’s user sourced content-if you want the app to have UTD local content, don’t complain others haven’t served it to you; get out there and participate. The content is only as good as we make it!
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.
The developer, Falling Fruit, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Falling Fruit
- 17.1 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.