This will be your interactive application for Android and iOs!
You will be able to discover the world of fossils, get information on deposits, upload your own fossils for identification, and interact with other hobby paleontologists and professionals.
You will benefit from science and science will benefit from you!
So what is this about?
The application will allow you to upload fossils and their data (e.g., locality/GPS-data, measurements, preservation) and get identification by volunteering experts. Improvements will be continuously and in collaboration with the FAU’s Pattern Recognition Lab. This will allow to gradually move to automated identification of fossil specimens.
Amateurs will enjoy fossil identification – FossilDiscovery will have an implementation of a reward-based system of expertise.
The application will also allow the professional scientific community to use verified data to study (regional) biodiversity patterns – thus, FossilDiscovery will be true citizen science and will create a network of amateur and professional paleontologists.
We have uploaded a test version to the Google Playstore for download. There are continous approvements – however, the developers would appreciate your feedback! So if there is anything you’d like to tell us, please send us a message (✉ mail /social media)
Our developer team