In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we
understand; and we will understand only what we are taught
Naturedigger has developed free, scientific data collection, citizen science, conservation, educational apps since 2013. We are not funded by grants nor do we ask for compensation by organizations we feature in our apps who use our email feature to collect data from citizen scientists. We do not use or sell any data collected using our apps. All of our work is for conservation and to spread the word about issues we are facing in our natural world.
Why do we need your support?
When we begin working on a new app, we don't just Google the topic then hit up Wikipedia for information and images. What we do involves traveling to different regions to find specific species or habitats, which may be thousands of miles away (Hooray, field work!). We do this so we can see and understand the species in its natural environment, to learn everything we can about it while in the field, photograph it, collect data and then include it (or them) in our apps. When we return from the field, we spend countless hours researching and contacting state, local or federal experts, and reviewing thousands of images to ensure the best, most representative photos are included in each app. We spend weeks putting Quick ID and photo galleries with easy to understand descriptions together as well as citing photo, map and research sources and recognizing anyone who has assisted us in compiling the app. Once we have completed the content, we develop the app to make it easy for our users, and finally, we test, test, test each app for bugs and other issues. The process is more fun than anyone has a right to have, but in the end, it's work. We hope you love our apps as much as we love making them for you, and we appreciate your support, we really do...
What separates us from other developers who offer "free" apps?
You will never be bombarded by annoying pop up ads in our apps, nor will you have information held hostage unless you make in-app purchases. Can you imagine if we provided only half of what you need to know to correctly identify poison ivy, oak or sumac unless you pay extra for the rest of the information? Not good. Not good at all...
We hope you enjoy using our apps while learning something new and getting involved in conservation efforts. We then hope that feeling of doing something amazing for the environment (and your enthusiasm) brings you back to this page so you can support our work, which we truly love.