By Falling Fruit
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Falling Fruit is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. All proceeds from sales of our mobile app help pay to keep our servers and website online. Purchasing the app is itself a tax deductible donation, and we greatly appreciate your support in keeping Falling Fruit online!
Our global map of edible plants is not the first of its kind, but it aspires to be the world's most comprehensive. While our users contribute locations of their own, we comb the internet for pre-existing knowledge, seeking to unite the efforts of foragers, foresters, and freegans everywhere. Imported datasets range from small neighborhood foraging maps to vast professionally-compiled tree inventories. So far, this amounts to over 1,200 different edible types (most, but not all, plant species) distributed over nearly one million locations. Beyond the cultivated and commonplace to long-forgotten native plants and the exotic flavors of foreign plants, foraging in your neighborhood is a journey through time and across cultures.
Falling Fruit is not associated with Fallen Fruit. Fallen Fruit can be found at fallenfruit.org.
What's New in Version 0.2.1
- Improved location tracking error handling
- Fixed a problem preventing photo uploads (iOS only)
App is faulty
I was so excited about the potential of this app so you can imagine my disappointment that I cannot even use it. I signed up as instructed and clicked the Send Confirmation button and I waited. And waited. And am still waiting a day later. I tried to sign in but it doesn't recognize my email address since I never got the confirmation email. I tried to re-register but it won't let me due to the fact that my email address has already been used. I went on App Support and tried 5 times to have the confirmation re-sent. All to no avail. And what it the most disappointing aspect is that there is no way to even use the App without completing registration. Very disappointing.
Great App :: Powerful Tool for Botanical Discovery
Hey y'all, thank you SO MUCH for developing this great interface for people around the world to share knowledge about discovering the great green growing world around us.
Tracking the edibles in urban landscapes brings up an idea that there may be scarcity if everyone knows...and also the opportunity for us to become aware that we can plant edible landscapes into our communities. It is a cause worth working and fighting for.
Fruit trees on every corner.
This app is has an incredibly easy-to-use interface that is functional from the get-go. No learning curve here.
I just wish there was a way to edit/delete location on a pin I dropped in the wrong place, or, for example if a developer bulldozes the incredible elderberry grove I shared in the past. I would love to see that addition.
Aesthetically pleasing, needs some improvement
I am so happy that an app has been created to promote easy foraging in my town! Thank you for turning this great idea into reality. It's a pretty app, but it needs a couple fixes. First, it would be nice if you could click the pin point and it would say what is there. Second, the "edible type" feature does not feature any drop down menu (there may be a glitch here). Otherwise keep up the good work, and I will continue to add to the database!