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.
- Improved location tracking error handling
- Fixed a problem preventing photo uploads (iOS only)
Ratings and Reviews
Great! (after creating account via web browser)
Based on previous reviews (thanks, everyone!), I first created my account view web browser and did the email confirmation. Then I downloaded the app and entered my account info. So far, everything is working great. I am really excited about summer forays around town, working with both Falling Fruit and Litterati! (I gave 5 stars to encourage folks to try again. Maybe create a different account via web browser. Then the app should be useable.)
So much promise. But severely lacking
You can tell this app is someone’s side hobby. Someone with limited app development skills. Super bugged, extremely tedious. Always resets to Boulder Colorado upon opening. Has a filter by fruit search that never works so there are often dozens of tags that you have to click on to find your fruit of interest and even when you find something, you can’t save that tag for future reference. Almost not useful features. I would hope that since it’s a paid app, some of that money would go into development. Overall a great concept that is unique and in need, but barely usable due to poor app design.
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.