Through the MobileDetect App, DetectaChem is able to bring automated presumptive substance detection to the masses.

The app utilizes the phone’s on-board camera to analyze MobileDetect Pouches, a patent-pending system which utilizes a swab to sample both non-visible and bulk amounts of a substance of interest. The Detection Engine contained in the app was developed utilizing DetectaChem’s years of experience with the SEEKER line of handheld automated colorimetric detection devices. This gives the user powerful automated detection coupled with an easy-to-use interface and advanced reporting and data collection.
The MobileDetect Pouches, commonly called presumptive colorimetric field tests, bring a wide variety of detection from all types of substances. And with automated detection through the app, the user does not have to reference color charts and detection is not reliant on individual perception or at risk of human error. The app features advanced reporting capabilities that simplifies evidence collection and preserves test authenticity and connection to crime scene. The MobileDetect App allows for quick and powerful presumptive substance testing on the most popular platform in the world, smartphones.

The MobileDetect app utilizes the camera to capture a picture of the MobileDetect Pouch after the test has been performed. The app captures the QR code on the pouch to initiate the test, determine the pouch type, automatically apply the correct algorithms, and apply a color-balancing algorithm as well to ensure consistent lighting and color representation. The Detection Engine then will determine if a positive reaction has occurred and display the results to the user. The result screen contains test specific information and gives the user the ability to add additional data such as notes, pictures or location data.

• Simple, and powerful Automated Detection on MobileDetect Pouches
• Detect a wide variety substances
• Results in seconds
• Log tests with chain-of-evidence with pictures, notes, test details, and GPS location for each test
• Build and share Advanced Reports
• Drug library with DEA fact sheets
• On-board tutorial and training

DetectaChem is constantly expanding MobileDetect Pouch offerings to keep up with the evolving detection needs. See our website for a full list of MobileDetect Pouch offerings

*Requires MobileDetect Pouches for Automated Detection
**Results obtained from the MobileDetect system are presumptive and should be confirmed using laboratory equipment as required.

What’s New

Version 1.2.15

- CBD/THC Test (DCT) now available and supported by the app
- Adjusted Multi-Drug Test (MDT) result text to clarify possible results
- Added split gradient bars to the MDT Test to show expected colors detected
- German language support
- Updated our look, including the app icon, splash screens and others
- Clarified 'No flow' warning screen text

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

SI-6 ,

Investigator Figueiredo (RIDOC)

After a very comprehensive Q&A at our agency with Greg G. it was a no brainer. This product is, in my opinion the future of field testing. It takes the uncertainty out of a preemptive test. We are no longer guessing shades of colors in the field with this product. It’s all we needed in a compact easily documented and shareable format.

Mike Tour 24 ,

Incredible Product

This app is revolutionary! It allows you to use comprehension drug detection at the click of a button. This product should be in every law enforcement office in the country.

rersocomdea ,

Great product

The PDF aspect of this product is outstanding. All of my safety concerns have been satisfied with this product.


Detectachem, LLC
74.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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