Developed by Geometry, the Butterflies Australia App was launched on 24 October 2019. In the first week alone, there were around 2000 mobile installs, resulting in over 1200 registered users submitting upwards of 200 sightings across the country (see below).
The Geometry team made extensive use of Google’s Flutter technology to design the mobile component of the project, which excels on both Android and iOS platforms. The innovative citizen science project, managed through the Australian National University, supports the establishment of the first national database of validated butterfly sightings in Australia. Geometry also developed a moderation framework to allow data validation by domain experts.