Web-based/iPhone: InstantWild is an iOS and web application that displays research cameras from around the world; help scientists by turning your eco-voyeurism into positive identification of endangered species.
It’s a neat mashup of a fun application and legitimate research. There are hundreds of remote cameras set up around the world, designed to capture photographs of animals (especially endangered ones) in their native habitats. When you visit InstantWild (or load the app on your iPhone) you’re treated to pictures from all around the world. In the course of browsing those photos from around the world you can help out by tagging the animals in the photos to assist zoologists and other scientists in their research.
Hit up the link below to check out the web-based version and even grab a copy for your phone.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/17/11