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What Kind of Flower is That?

Muli Mobile Ltd announced the release of FlowerPedia 1.0 on Monday. This iPhone/iPod Touch app is a flower identification engine.

FlowerPedia presents 1500 flower photos, organized by family and photo rating. Users can view slideshows of flowers like roses, lilies, orchids, hibiscus, tulips, and daisies to identify a particular plant. Each of the 1500 flower photos can be emailed or used as a background on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

FlowerPedia also features user ratings, encyclopedic information and a flower identification wizard. FlowerPedia's flower identification wizard identifies flowers based on their physical characteristics. The search covers 70-100% of any North American region's flowering plant species, and up to 90% in Europe, Asia and Australia.

FlowerPedia 1.0 is available through the App Store for US $4.99.



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Ashley Grayson said:

This will become a killer app when you can photograph a flower with the iPhone camera and the program will use floral recognition to identify the plant.

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Exactly said:

Exactly, in fact, I thought this was that type of app… apparently you have to tell it what you’re looking at. Not for me. Good try though.

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rjackb said:

Please be aware that this app apparently only identifies flowers in the most basic of classifications, e.g., rose, iris, etc. Personally, I was hoping for something a lot more specific, e.g., Blue-flag Iris, etc. And it couldn’t find any of the most basic classifications that I see and photograph all the time.

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Jenny said:

I agree with Ashley, but honestly, that technology’s been promised for years and it never eventuates. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time, and it’s not perfect, but this is the closest thing for identifying flowers out there right now.

I personally find rjackb’s comment unfair, since a Blue-flag Iris is the name of a species - the lowest level of flower morphology - if this app had photos of all the species in the world, it would have to be well over 100 times its current (already large) size. No thanks, I’ve got my botanical tomes (and Google) for that. The dozen or so flowers I’ve tried this on, it worked well to identify the flower family and genus, providing Latin names for both so that I could look up the rest in my own library. It would be nice for a list of common species to be made available for each genus, though.

Overall it’s a very polished app, probably aimed more at the casual user with features like slideshows, photo ratings, backgrounds and some photos sacrificing botanical utility for beauty, but the kid in me isn’t complaining. 5/5 from me

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