We have published on the App Store an updated version of Twigle with a new feature that helps birdwatchers identify birds through bird image recognition. The app allows the user to simply take a photo of a bird and Twigle will identify the bird in the photo.
This new update now also includes 350 birds of Southern Africa. Twigle’s image recognition identifies 540 species of birds from North America, 350 species from Southern Africa and 310 species from the UK & Ireland with an accuracy of 60%. The app makes use of cutting-edge deep learning technology to perform the image recognition.
With this update Twigle sets several records. It is the first app in the world to have both image and audio recognition for birds. First app that performs image recognition for birds of Southern Africa. First app to do image recognition for British birds. Twigle also identities more bird species of North America than any other app on the market.
“Twigle is the app of the future of birding,” says Gift Gana, the developer of the Twigle. “It is helping bridge the divide between nature and tech by allowing this modern generation to use technology to engage with birds around them and nature.”
The app includes other traditional birding app features by providing detailed species descriptions, a bird journal, HD photos and recordings of birdsongs that can be played back from the on-device database. Birders can also use Twigle to help them identify birds by manually entering the physical characteristics of the bird that they are seeing, like its size and colour and the app will find the closest match.
Download the iOS app from the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id917162657