Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition

B. Parveen, T. H. Chew, M. S. Shamsir, Norhayati Ahmad

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Abstract

The smartphones mobility and its pervasiveness are beginning to transform practices in biodiversity conservation. The integrated functionalities of a smartphone have created for the public and biodiversity specialists means to identify, gather and record biodiversity data while simultaneously creating knowledge portability in the digital forms of mobile guides. Smartphones enable beginners to recreate the delight of species identification usually reserved for specialist with years of experience. Currently, the advent of Android platform has enabled stakeholders in biodiversity to harness the ubiquity of this platform and create various types of mobile application or "apps" for use in biodiversity research and conservation. However, there is an apparent lack of application devoted to the identification in herpetofauna or amphibian science. Amphibians are a large class of animals with many different species still unidentified under this category. Here we describe the development of an app called Amphibian Recognition Android Application (ARAA) to identify frog amphibian species as well as an accompanying field guide. The app has the amphibian taxonomic key which assists the users in easy and rapid species identification, thus facilitating the process of identification and recording of species occurrences in conservation work. We will also present an overview of the application work flow and how it is designed to meet the needs a conservationist. As this application is still in its beta phase, further research is required to improve the application to include tools such automatic geolocation and geotagging, participative sensing via crowdsourcing and automated identification via image capture. We believe that the introduction of this app will create an impetus to the awareness of nature via species identification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Volume18
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

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Other8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period26/8/1329/8/13

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Parveen, B., Chew, T. H., Shamsir, M. S., & Ahmad, N. (2014). Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (1 ed., Vol. 18). [012091] Institute of Physics Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012091

Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition. / Parveen, B.; Chew, T. H.; Shamsir, M. S.; Ahmad, Norhayati.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 18 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014. 012091.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Parveen, B, Chew, TH, Shamsir, MS & Ahmad, N 2014, Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition. in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 edn, vol. 18, 012091, Institute of Physics Publishing, 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 26/8/13. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012091
Parveen B, Chew TH, Shamsir MS, Ahmad N. Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 ed. Vol. 18. Institute of Physics Publishing. 2014. 012091 https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012091
Parveen, B. ; Chew, T. H. ; Shamsir, M. S. ; Ahmad, Norhayati. / Development of a mobile application for amphibian species recognition. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 18 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014.
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