ArtsApp is an interactive identification key that aims to make it easier to identify species. Species identification using traditional keys can be a time consuming and sometimes frustrating job. We want ArtsApp to be an aid that can make identification of species easier and more interactive.
ArtsApp differ from traditional keys in that it is not a dichotomous key. It allows you to select characteristics in arbitrary order while the app provides you with important information about the species’ characteristics. The app also shows the species’ distribution models, along with information on the number of observations registered nearby.

To ensure that you have correctly identified the right species, we recommend always consulting traditional literature in addition to the app.

- Identify species using identification keys
- Study the species’ distribution models (Norway only)
- Check the number of nearby observations (Norway only)
- Save your observations for later use

The number of keys currently available in the app is limited. New keys are added to the app as soon as they are ready and existing keys that are missing descriptions and photos will be updated. Note that some keys are currently only available in Norwegian.

Check out for more information about the ArtsApp project.
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What's New

-Better key navigation including search
-Easier and more intuitive menu and screens
-Remove bugs from previous version
-Show distribution maps and nearby observations
-Reduce app size
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Additional Information

July 6, 2020
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Department of Biology, Biologen Thormøhlensgate 53 Unit A, 2nd floor 5008 Bergen Norway
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