Field guide app for our reserve
The Naturalist App Engineering Service Learning team, in collaboration with the UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve, is creating a mobile application that contains a searchable field guide of collected information and observations about the Reserve. The field app highlights the area’s flora, fauna, geology, history, and climate. Additionally, the app will be able to accept crowdsourced tagged descriptions and photographs from the Reserve into a growing research library of observations.
At present, the Naturalist App team is in the process of identifying and developing the backend of the application features such as a searchable database. By the end of November 2017, Naturalist App team plans to have a beta app ready to be field tested by Reserve visitors.