Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Project Noah

Some may recognize this title from one of my previous posts, iOS Lifestyle: The Outdoorsman. Project Noah is an app that gets you outdoors. People who know me know that I like to connect technology with things in life. For example, writing these blog posts as an online information source. One of my favorite ways to connect technology to life is by connecting technology to nature. And who would've thought that two of the most unlikely combinations would come together in perfect harmony? Project Noah does just that. You might be wondering, "What is the 'Noah' for in 'Project Noah'?" Well, let me be the first to say that Noah is actually an acronym:


Project Noah shows you information about organisms in your area. Whether it be a plant or a fish, Project Noah has it. It's an interesting feeling to walk by a tree and think of it being tagged to the internet. However, not every plant and animal is documented on this service yet. This is a community project and is ongoing. Thus, the word "Project" in "Project Noah". When you find something that isn't tagged, take a picture of it and add some facts. Where did you find it? Do you know it's scientific name? Do you need help identifying it? Be sure to get a clear shot for your viewers. They can correct you or help identify it for you. On the app, Project Noah even has a field guide! You can find organisms on a map or in a list. Even when it's not iPhone 5 optimized, this app has become one of those apps that just make me want to use it all day. However, I am still waiting for that iPhone 5 optimization. And perhaps an iPad update too. That would make my day. :-)

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