Start Screen and Main Menu

When you open the app, you will see the screen below. You will find a description of the individual elements below.

When you click on the i you will find information about the CrowdWater project and how to use the app.

Tapping on your profile picture or avatar will take you to your newsfeed, spots, badges and profile information.

When you click here, you can navigate to your current location, or you can search for a certain location or address.

Tap an existing spot on the map to add a new observation to the existing time series of observations.

Here you can filter the spots according to various criteria.

Tap here to see a list with the latest spots or to see the spots that are currently visible on the map.

Here you can create a new spot.

To discover the ranking of the most active citizen scientists and statistics on the different categories, tap here.

You have the possibility to visualise the distribution of the spots on the map in different ways by tapping here.

Here you find the main menu. After tapping on it, you have the selection options:
Here you can upload the observations that you made when you didn’t have an internet connection.
Here you can access the messages sent by CrowdWater or Spotteron.
Check if there are any events in the near future.
Search for other citizen scientists.
Download map sections or spots for offline use.
In the settings you can change the language and the background map, request your data or delete your profile.
Here you can watch the intro slides that contain the important information again.
Here you can log out (your profile will not be deleted).

Social Media

There are several opportunities to interact with other citizen scientists:

  • Like observations: If you like a spot, a new photo or observation or a comment, show it to the others by clicking on the heart symbol.
  • Comment observations: You can comment on the observations.
  • Follow / Unfollow others: Follow other users, so you don’t miss any of their contributions. They will be shown in your newsfeed. Click on their profile picture and then on the FOLLOW button. In the same way you can also unfollow them. In the menu you can search for other users by their username across all SPOTTERON apps.

For each contribution (new spot or spot update) in the CrowdWater app you receive one point. When you reach a certain number of points you will be rewarded with a badge and a fun fact. The more contributions make, the more badges you get. Sometimes they come unexpected. These are the first nine badges. Discover them all!