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AN EASY & SIMPLE WAY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF CITIZEN SCIENTISTS VIA MOBILE
It is so easy to participate in a project!

But first you need to install the SENSR application on your iPhone. Participation will be done through a mobile application.

Open "App Store" in your smart phone and search for the app, SENSR. Once you find it, download it onto your device. Did you download the app? Then, it's done! You are now ready to participate.
Or, you can click the icon on the bottom right of this page to check out beforehand.
After you download the application on to your smartphone, you can explore existing activities in which you can participate. Once you find the project you want to join, simply click the [Participate in this project] button at the bottom of the Project Information page. This will subscribe you to this project and allow you to collect and report project data. All subscribed projects are listed in your project page on your smartphone application.

Clicking a project on the list will display the project on a map. The map indicates your current location and displays data from other participants for this project. The [Switch] button on the bottom left corner allows you to switch the view from a map to list. The button on the far right corner on the bottom bar calls more data onto the map.

At the bottom center of the bar, the [Report Data] button allows you to collect and report data for this project.





There are various ways to explore projects.
You can explore projects by:
  1. Categories
  2. Keywords
  3. Projects within your neighborhood
  4. Using a project ID
1. Categories
You can explore existing projects by categories.

Exploring existing projects by category is the easiest way to find projects. Every project falls under one of sixteen categories, which is chosen during its creation. You can explore projects by looking up categories that interest you. Go to Project List to see the complete list of categories.

You can also explore projects by category on your smartphone application. Click the [Categories] button on the top left corner of the main screen of the mobile application, or click the [+] button at the top right corner on the "My Projects" screen to display projects within the category you selected. On the mobile application, only the categories which have projects are displayed.
2. Keyword
You can explore existing projects by keywords.

Every project has at least one keyword to represent its topic. The ten most popular keywords are presented at the bottom of the main page of this website, and six popular keywords will appear on the main screen of the smartphone application. Clicking a keyword will lead you to the list of associated projects. You can also directly search for any keyword by using the search option on this website. It will lead you to the list of projects associated with the keyword if any.
3. Projects within your neighborhood
You can explore existing projects which are based on only your neighborhood.

While many projects collect data globally, some projects focus on certain geographic locations. For example, some projects might collect data within a certain city or state to advocate community-level rights. In such cases, the project defines its location as a requirement to participate in the project.

The smartphone application automatically detects your current location and displays up to six popular nearby projects. Or, you can click the [+] button on the top right corner of the "My Projects" screen to see the entire list of existing projects happening near your current location. The list will also display the name of the location the project is targeting.
4. Using a project ID
You can search for a specific project in your smartphone application if you know its ID. When creating a project, it is required to set a unique ID, which is particular to that project.

Click the [+] button on the top right corner of "My Projects" in your smartphone application. You will see the option to find a project by ID. Enter the ID of the desired project.