Have you always wanted to know the name of a specific plant in your garden or in a garden from a neighbor ? Via an easy to use system (uploading a photo) this is now possible on MyGarden.org. The name of this new service is ‘Plantifier‘. The word comes from ‘plant’ and ‘identifier’… so plant identification… and we use ‘crowd sourcing‘ !
Crowd sourcing is a new trend and it works in a way that a (big) group of people work together on the same topic… in our case is it the recognition of plants and flowers.
After uploading a photo on an unknown plant, everyone can propose a possible plant name. Other users are able to vote on the submitted names and agree or disagree with the name. This way you’ll get the right name for your unknown plant very soon.
Today we launch the web version of Plantifier, soon there will be a Smartphone app for Android, iPhone and iPad that allows you to upload and recognize plants and flowers from inside your garden.
Follow our @plantifier Twitter account for more information and to start recognizing plants !