About the Observer Pro smart phone application for iOS

The Observer Pro is an application for smart phones that allows you to quickly and efficiently report wild plant occurrences. This application makes it easy for you to report the species name, date, and location of over 10,000 California native and non-native plant taxa. You can also add photographs to a report, and share your report with others to confirm identification. Your reports are transmitted wirelessly to the Calflora database, where you can edit them and see them on a map.

To use the application, you need to

When you upload observations from your phone, they go into your account in the database in an unpublished state. You can use the My Observations application to edit your observations, and when they are ready, publish them so that they are visible to other Calflora users.

Video Tutorial

Here is a short video demonstrating how to use the Observer Pro application:

Tips for using Observer Pro:

Before you leave (and still have Internet access):

When you're back (and have Internet access again):