Have you ever been hiking and come across a funky looking mushroom? Snout is a tool that can help you figure out what kind of fungus you've chanced upon.
This app was built by a group of four graduate students looking to improve the mushroom identification experience while out hiking or foraging. Even when you're far away from a mobile data network, this app will let you identify the different fungi you come upon.
Mushroom identification can be complex, and this app takes those complexities into account. Typically when attempting to identify a mushroom, you need to know about different features it exhibits, where in the world it was found, and the ecology in which it grows. Snout uses artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to eliminate obvious mismatches, then allows you to review identifying questions and narrow your fungus down to a particular species.
Note: don't ever eat a mushroom unless you have 100% positive identification. This app is not designed to inform on edibility of any mushroom. If that is your objective, we encourage you to search online forums and groups for people who can help you identify what you've found. This app is instead focused on figuring out what it is you're looking at when you're out in the wilderness, and may even help you learn a thing or two about how to properly identify mushrooms.
This is a work in progress. Please let us know how we've done!
• Performance fixes (again).
• New "What's Near Me?" page to find out which mushrooms have been spotted in your general location.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the concept!
This app is a great concept and easy to navigate and use. I love the design of it. Currently I’ve noticed some bugs (for example, clicking on a mushroom to read more about it often doesn’t have a button to exit out or return to the previous screen), which make the app a little frustrating to use.
I’d love to see more information presented about the mushrooms, or at least links to further reading.
Great app so far, minus the minor bugs, keep it up developers!
Great approach to mushroom ID
I really like the approach that this app takes to mushroom identification. It doesn’t claim that it identifies mushrooms correctly every time, and it includes you in the identification process. Mushroom identification is hard, and no AI is good enough to do it without the insight a person brings to the process. The app is simple and well designed. I wish I could save my notes and location so I can come back and find the same mushrooms again. I hope they keep developing the app.
Great start, keep going!
Snout is a really cool idea. There is a lot of great content and it can already identify many mushrooms, but there are still a few minor bugs, as well as some genera that are not yet covered. To the developers: great work, and keep it coming! It would also be cool to see it have a social component as the mushroom foraging community is a great one.
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- Appogee Solutions, LLC
- 49.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Andrew Larimer, Kathryn Papandrew, Daniel Rasband, Rahul Vaswani
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.