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Project Noah

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Project Noah is the best way to share your wildlife encounters and help document our planet's biodiversity.

★ #1 Education app in the US when launched
★ Featured by Apple in Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa

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See what the buzz is all about:

❝ Wall Street Journal: "For Project Noah, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st century"

❝ National Geographic: "Project Noah harnesses the power of citizen scientists everywhere to discover the world’s organisms"

❝ Economist: "Visionary, engaging and innovative"

❝ BBC: "A modern invention that may hold the key to saving species in the future"

❝ NY Times: "Project Noah lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours"

➽ Join Project Noah Today!

✔ With our website,, we're building an active community where users can view submissions, help identify species, choose their favorite photos, follow their favorite contributors and discuss their encounters. Users can also make submissions directly from the web.

✔ Our ultimate goal is to build the go-to platform for documenting all the world's organisms. By encouraging the mobile masses to document their encounters with nature, we're building powerful force for data collection and an important educational tool for wildlife awareness and preservation. We hope you'll support us by joining Project Noah today.

✔ Noah stands for networked organisms and habitats. Read on to find out how it all works.

➽ The Project Noah app has 3 modes:

✔ Spottings: Grab a photograph of a plant or animal that you find interesting or want to learn more about, select the appropriate category, confirm your location, add some descriptive tags, and submit it. If you need help identifying species, no prob, just select the check box and the community will suggest species IDs

✔ Location-based Field Guide: See what kinds of plants and animals have been spotted near you and learn more about them. Search through a map view, list view, or grid view of most recent spottings all based on your location. You can filter wildlife by categories so you can explore what you’re most interested in.

✔ Field Missions: We work with labs, environmental groups, and various organizations to help them gather important data for their research projects. Missions can range from photographing squirrels or mushrooms to tracking migrating birds or invasive species. Missions allow users to contribute to ongoing research projects, but they can also be for fun and exploration.

☂ Please send issues and crash reports to

What's New in Version 2.6.1

Version 2.6.1:
A few bug fixes were added

Version 2.6:
Friends and nature lovers, we've got some exciting new updates!

✔ With video support, you can now see videos for your favorite spottings
✔ Multiple photo support now lets you see the entire photo series
✔ You can now quickly and easily accept species suggestions with just a few taps
✔ Also check out all the related and similar spottings, you'll be surprised what you find
✔ And finding videos and species suggestions is now easier than ever with tagged lists

If you're enjoying these new features please leave us a positive rating. Your continued support helps us make the app better!

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Customer Reviews


I joined Project Noah about a year ago, and was pretty excited about it. It was a great way to keep track of my sightings, the insects I raised, and to get identifications for unfamiliar critters. The patches are fun and the site/app is friendly for all ages.

I started using it again recently, and it has been acting a little funky. Sometimes it glitches a little, but the biggest problem that I have is with editing photos.

I cannot seem to delete photos that I have submitted for a sighting. You can only upload five, so sometimes I decide to replace a photo that I previously selected with a better one. I delete the image while editing the spotting, save the edit, and then go back to my profile to find that the unwanted image is still there...

This is not really a problem, but more of a wish/suggestion:

I am a photography student, so many of my images are from a DSLR. The images are high quality and crisp, so it is disappointing when I see how the app/website transform them into low quality images. They end up looking pretty pixelated, and Project Noah forces you to crop the images into a square. I think it is important to have clear images for proper identification, so I would love to see this fixed. Cropping images into squares is just silly. This problem presents itself no matter if I upload a large photo or one from a cell phone. It happens on both the app and the website, and is really the only thing that makes me unsure if I want to continue submitting spottings.

I'm blown away by this app

My in field photo documentations are automatically GPS and date stamped and I was able to create a "mission" for the group that has shared our reptile findings for the past 11 years. Now suddenly our work=a database, a shareable body of knowledge, available to the world.

The only things I long for: (1) ability to upload toad and frog calls as spottings. Ditto for bird calls. (2) a place to upload roadkill photos where they won't appear with the mainstream photos and potentially offend or turn off some budding naturalists. Many naturalists and scientists use roadkills as documentations of various species. This morning I photographed a smushed and bloated nine banded armadillo. It is an invasive species where I live and only the second one I've ever seen here. But to put it on there where the squeamish might see it? Nope. Can the programmers add a spot for roadkill where it can be viewed by those who want to without offending other users?


For the last year, I've been doing a leaf collection with my son to help him learn to notice, describe, and recognize things around him. But it really only worked for plants...
Then we discovered Noah. Not only does it teach him the above, it has revitalized his interest. He loves knowing that he is helping real scientists and if Mommy can't find out what it is, someone else can help us figure it out. Earning patches offers a great set of goals. And best of all, we can surf other people's amazing sightings.
Incredible project! Wonderful app!

Project Noah
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 2.6.1
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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