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On SPOTTERON, you can explore your world and contribute your findings in community-driven apps. From nature observation and environmental protection to art and culture - on SPOTTERON, you can find many topics to start right away! You can log in with the same user account in all the apps on the platform and become part of the community! Let's discover the world together!

With SPOTTERON, you can explore the world together with ohers and post your dicoveries in apps. Each app has a topic and you can login with you user account in all of them. Starting on is easy:

 SPOTTERON FeatureIcon CommunityPack UserProfile Choose your app:

 Select a topic that interests you and download the app in the app store of your phone. Find all the apps here.

 SPOTTERON FeatureIcon CommunityPack UserProfile Install the App on your Smartphone:

Follow your phone's instructions.

 SPOTTERON FeatureIcon CommunityPack UserProfile Login and start spotting!

Create a user account and log in. You can use the same account across all the apps on the SPOTTERON platform.

Start on with SPOTTERON!

Here you can find frequently asked questions about the app and how to use it. If you have a question, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we try our best to provide you with quick answers!

Exploring your world with Spotteron Apps in these current times is something, you can do safely. Not only is going out into the fresh air beneficial for your health, but it is also a chance to escape the current everyday routine of staying at home most of the time.

While spotting, you can easily keep your distance to others, and you can go out into the wild without being surrounded by other people on a close quarter. But you won't be alone! In the apps, you will find a community of people like you, with an adventurous spirit, who are interested in similar topics as you.

Please stay safe - always watch your steps and take care of others. Keep the physical distance and do not put yourself at risk. But also enjoy walking out into nature and discover new things with your SPOTTERON apps.

With your contributions to the apps, you not only help important projects by making observations, but you also share what you find out there with other like-minded people. Let's explore and discover your world together!

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If you want to share your experiences with the current Covid-19 crisis, please check out his app:

Here you can find help in using the apps!

arrow-circle-down.pngChoose and download an app

Find the app for your field of interest on our apps page. On the left-hand side, you can filter your search by topic, language, location and purpose. Chose your app store (Android or iOS) and downloaded the app to your device. Alternatively, it's also possible to participate in the web-app in your desktop browser. 


key.pngRegister an Account + Login

Once you have downloaded and started the app, you can register your SPOTTERON account: fill in your e-mail address and username. The username doesn't need to be your real one, just make sure it has at least six letters. Choose a password that has at least eight letters. You can log in straight away and start your first Spot immediately!
Bonus: you can use the same SPOTTERON account on all the other apps on the platform, too! There is no need to register again, simply use the same e-mail address and password you have registered with already!

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, you can reset it: Simply go to "Forgot password" below the login area and follow the instructions. A reset link will be sent to the e-mail address with which you've registered your SPOTTERON account.


screenshot-2020-10-13_17.35.29.755.pngYour first observation - your first Spot

Found something you want to share? Make a spot: Simply click the + icon at the bottom centre, and a new "add spot" dialogue opens up.


Choose Category

What do you observe? Choose the right category for your observation element.
Tipp: Depending on the project/the app, there will be different questions and info you can fill out. Not all are mandatory but the more info you can put in, the better! Don't worry if you don't know everything right from the start. The community and the scientists behind the projects are usually very supportive and help each other out so that we all can learn from each other and become better citizen scientists with time!


Add a Picture to the Observation  

There are two ways you can add a picture:
1) Click the camera symbol new_photo.png to open the camera of your phone. Take the photo 
2) Open the gallery in your phone by clicking on the pictures icon upload_photo.png and choose a photo you have taken before to upload to the app.


Save Observation

After you clicked on "Save", the Spot will be added to the map. Congratulations, you have submitted you first observation! A short message with a thank you note will pop up.
Not sure about the Spot, yet? With the hourglass symbol hourglass.png on the bottom right, you can also add your observation to the waiting spots list and upload it later. This is especially useful if you are in a place with no internet connection while spotting. 


Private Spot

Sometimes you don't want to let other users know where you made your observation, either because it's an endangered species or it's in your own private garden - and that's fine! You can stay incognito by clicking "Hide map location" - that way your post will be visible only in the spot list and not on the map (other users can still like and comment on your spot, but will not know where exactly it is), or you can "Fully hide spot" so it's only visible to you and the project admins.


edit.pngEdit Spot

Made a mistake? No problem, you can edit your Spot after it has been saved! Simply click the pen icon edit.png on the upper left-hand side and make your changes, then save again.


ellipsis-v-square.pngDelete Spot

In case you want to delete an observation, click on the icon with three points above each other and choose "delete spot ". If it's a spot with updates, it will only delete the chosen entry.


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By clicking on the new spots icon, you can see the most recently added spots.



A whole section in the app is dedicated to showing up-to-date app statistics and community leaderboards to the users. Besides the most active 20 users, in which the top 3 places are highlighted with a golden, silver and bronze star, the statistics show the most spotted categories and an interactive timeline.



In the sidebar menu you can find (among other things) further information on the project: The "waiting spots" you didn't upload yet as drafts, notifications, your profile, personal settings (for example language and map background), the intro-manual, the search function to find other users and a button to log out.

About: Here you can find a more detailed description of the project.

Add Spot: It's also possible to make a new Spot here, just like with the plus button in the main view

Waiting Spots: Here, you will find all the spots that you haven't uploaded, yet, e.g. when you were offline.

Messages: Sometimes, you will receive a push message from the project leaders or SPOTTERON, you can find them all here.

Events: Project leaders can sometimes organise events in your area such as workshops. You can find a list of them here.

Your Profile: Another way how you can adjust your profile. You can add a profile picture, add your interests, education, and many more. 

Search User: You can search other user and follow them. That way you'll always see their new spots, likes, etc.

Offline Maps & Spots: you can save an area on the map on your device (very handy if you're in an area without any internet connection!), and you can also save Spots. You'll find them all here

Settings:  Here you can change the language of the app, the look of the map, and your password.

Replay Intro: This will replay the intro you saw when you opened the app for the very first time.

Logout: You can log on from the app on your current device here.


user.png Profile & Other Users

By clicking on your own profile in the upper right corner, you can get to your own user profile. There you will find a timeline of activities of other users you follow and an overview of the spots you added and also your own profile. You can edit your profile by clicking on the pen symbol. On the very right, you can also find lists of the users you follow and who follow you.


Liking Spots & Comments heart-o.pngheart.png

If you like another user's observation, you can show that by clicking on the heart to like it.


Commenting Spots comment.png

You can comment on other user's spots. This way, you can show your appreciation or ask questions if you need help.


Share Spots share.png

By clicking on the share symbol, you can share your spots via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you copy the link, you can also share it via your medium of choice, for example, via eMail.


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If you don't want to miss new entries by specific users, you can follow them. All you need to do is click on one of the user's entries and "follow ". In the menu, you can also search for users by name.



If something goes wrong.


Error message: Not logged in

If an error message like "you are not logged in" comes up while saving your Spot, save your observation as a draft first. You can find it again under "waiting spots" in the main menu and load it up after you logged in again.


No data connection when observing

You can still make an observation and save it as a draft for later. You can find it in the sidebar in "waiting spots" and upload it whenever you have an internet connection again. It is definitely good and important to collect the observation when you make it. In this case, it will save the actual date you made the observation and not the date of the upload.


GPS-Location doesn't work.

If the reticle doesn't jump to your current location, you can also use the address search search-circle.png to find it or move the map to your current location manually.
If you want to be located automatically, you can turn on GPS (if it wasn't turned on already) and open the app again, wait a few seconds and click on the crosshairs crosshair.png symbol (see "add new Spot spot").



With every contribution (new Spot or spot update) in any SPOTTERON app, you receive one point. When you reach a certain amount of points, you will be rewarded with a badge. The more contributions you have made, the harder it is to get new badges, and sometimes they come unexpectedly. Here is an example of the first nine badges you can get:


Request a copy / delete your personal data

You can request a copy of all your personal data from SPOTTERON by going to "Settings" in the main menu. Likewise, you can also delete all your personal data if needed. Both actions require your password.


Last updated: October 09, 2020

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy has been created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • Company (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to SPOTTERON Gmbh, Faßziehergasse 5, 1070 Vienna, AT.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: Austria

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  • Service refers to the Website.

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  • Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a User can log in or create an account to use the Service.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Website refers to SPOTTERON Apps, accessible from

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

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Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. Learn more about cookies: What Are Cookies?.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

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For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

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  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

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We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

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Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

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  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
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  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your California Privacy Rights (California's Shine the Light law)

Under California Civil Code Section 1798 (California's Shine the Light law), California residents with an established business relationship with us can request information once a year about sharing their Personal Data with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes.

If you'd like to request more information under the California Shine the Light law, and if You are a California resident, You can contact Us using the contact information provided below.

California Privacy Rights for Minor Users (California Business and Professions Code Section 22581)

California Business and Professions Code section 22581 allow California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of online sites, services or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted.

To request removal of such data, and if You are a California resident, You can contact Us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with Your account.

Be aware that Your request does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of content or information posted online and that the law may not permit or require removal in certain circumstances.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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