App de­vel­oped to help save the Kea

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Wellington-based ICT business, Boost New Me­dia, has de­vel­oped ‘Wildlife Tracker’, a new app to help lo­cate the en­dan­gered South Is­land par­rot, the Kea. When the user opens the app, they have three op­tions: take a photo, sub­mit a photo from their pic­ture li­brary or view a species list. The app takes the user to a list of en­dan­gered birds and an­i­mals for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. The in­for­ma­tion is sub­mit­ted into an email which in­cludes the photo, GPS co­or­di­nates, date and time, which is then used by the Kea Con­ser­va­tion Trust for data col­lec­tion. The app is free at the Ap­ple Store, and an An­droid app is cur­rently in de­vel­op­ment.

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