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About this app

People have been recording periodical cicada emergences for nearly four centuries. These maps have been critical in verifying the cicadas’ long life cycles and the relationships of the broods to each other.

Help us map the 2021 emergence with Cicada Safari! Your submitted photos will be used to determine the range of Brood X.
Updated on
Jun 13, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

180 reviews
A Google user
June 5, 2019
App is a bit clunky but they're working on it (it's a research project and I applaud the effort). App developer is responsive to emails. One potential improvement would be to use EXIF data or photo geotags to place images on the map. Right now it appears they post where uploaded, not where captured. Another idea might be use a heatmap to display sighting frequency and overlay markers at a closer zoom level.
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Mount St. Joseph University
June 12, 2019
Hi Thomas! Thank you for the feedback. This issue should be fixed in the latest version. The location will now be based on where the image was taken. Thank you for reaching out!
Nathan Hammerstone
May 19, 2021
Useless app, I'm uninstalling this app within only 5 minutes of downloading it. It makes you sign in every time you open it. Then, whatever you try to open in the app, it crashes. Wish I knew where the cicadas were in my area. I'll be in the lookout for a different app, not this one though. I guess some people don't know how to program properly!! 🙄🙄
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Nicholas Gimbrone (Nick)
May 28, 2021
Crowd sourced research for science matters, making this a great app... that said, as an app it is less then sterling. The most glaring "missing" or "broken" aspects are: (1) that the notifications are useless, no ability to click one to see which image it is talking about and that the number of them seems unrelated to reality (I get hundreds more than I have pictures taken); (2) an "delay uploads of reports until next connected to wifi"; (3) that videos seem to never be accepted or rejected; (4) that jpg files are stored in DCIM rather than a subfolder; (5) I so far have not figured out where videos are stored, seems like with Camera they should be in the same location as the jpg files.
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What's new

- Support the Option to Delete A Users Account