The free mobile apps listed below allow volunteers to quickly access information ‘on-the-go’. Using GPS and camera technology embedded in smart phones, these apps allow citizen scientist volunteers to collect verifiable records in the field. These records are used by our scientists to further our understanding of the world around us. In many cases records can also be added directly to the iRecord website.

Mobile apps for citizen science and biological recording

FIT Count

FIT Count mobile app icon

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Dynamic Dunescapes

Dynamic Dunescapes app

Bloomin' Algae

Bloomin Algae app logo

Partners

Environment Agency

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Public Health England

Health Protection Scotland

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ButterflyCount

Butterfly Count app icon

Partner

Butterfly Conservation Europe

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What's Flying Tonight

Sallow Kitten moth

Partners

Butterfly Conservation

UK Moths

 

iMammalia

iMammalia app icon

Partner

Animal and Plant Health Agency

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Asian Hornet Watch

Asian Hornet Watch app logo

Partner

Defra

 

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Rare Arable Flowers

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Partners

Natural England

Plantlife

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iRecord

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iRecord Grasshoppers

iRecord Grasshoppers mobile app logo

Partner

Orthoptera Recording Scheme

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Lichen App

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Ozone Injury

Ozone injury app icon

Partner

Defra

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iRecord Butterflies

iRecord Butterflies app logo

Partner

Butterfly Conservation

 

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mySoil

mySoil mobile app logo

Partner

British Geological Survey

 

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European Ladybirds

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Additional recording support

Visit the Biological Records Centre for a guide to getting started with biological recording.

Related links

Citizen science

Citizen science guides and best practice