FlowerChecker, plant identify 4+
Designed for iPhone
- Offers In-App Purchases
This app provides plant identification service. You simply take a picture of an unknown plant (or moss, lichen and even fungi) and get it identified by international team of experts.
The identification process is not computer-based, it requires human involvement. Therefore each identification is paid using in-app purchase. One plant identification costs 1 USD / 0.7 EUR. If we can't identify your plant, you don't pay anything.
Everybody gets three identification credits for free as a trial.
Our team will respond as soon as possible, but the identification usually takes minutes or hours. So far, we have been able to identify 90% plants in average.
Allow users to initiate deletion of their account. Various bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Pay and then pay again
So I figured that for 99 cents even if I didn't like the app I wasn't out that much money. I am out 99 cents. Perhaps this is a new tactic in making money on apps. I am suspicious of every "free" app and I check the "in app purchases" list very carefully. I'll call it my bad on this one for being taken in by all the five star reviews and not reading over the details in detail. On the other hand this app should have been free, with "in app purchases" via buying coins.
So--Note first that this is not snap a picture and find out what the plant is. Your photo will be analyzed by someone (time frame?) Not what I was expecting.
Second is coin payment. I run away as fast as I can from this.
In short, it's not snap and identify. Plus coin payment on top of paying for the app. I'm not saying it may not be worth it, but learn from my mistake before you buy.
Used to be so helpful! What happened ?
So I’ve been using this app for at least two years now. Lately, they have not been able to identify all but one of my inquiries. I always include clear photos & my location.
I used to really love this app. I certainly don’t mind 99 cents for an ID in less than 24 hours. When an inquiry comes back as “unresolved” no credits are used. This means if it’s not resolved, you don’t spend a credit (99cents). That’s good, however, I really am disappointed, as it’s super obvious it’s gone down hill.
I submitted a plant for review and was given the identification of the specimen, within less than a Twenty-four hour period. The review was apparently conducted by three live Botanist, at which I find to be humbling and at the same time hope to be the real deal. The team of Botanist gave me what seemed to be an honest 90% accuracy rating upon diagnosis of the species in question.
I will continue to support this app, as long as certified real live botanist are getting the compensation they need and deserve. If that means they’re getting paid for their time, or just the experience of practicing Botany in a cool new way. This app has great promise!
Thank you for your time!
Sincerely, The User
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- FlowerChecker s.r.o.
- 68.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2014 FlowerChecker. s.r.o.
- In-App Purchases
- 5 points $3.99
- 1 point $0.99
- 20 points $14.99