CARDIFF, United Kingdom, June 15, 2017 — Spiny Software is proud to announce the release of its automatic bird song identifier, ChirpOMatic, in the United States. Benefiting from the latest in technological advancements in machine learning, and a simple, intuitive interface, ChirpOMatic, which can be downloaded from the App Store, makes bird song identification accessible to all. The technology is the result of a partnership between a computer scientist, data scientist, and biologist.
First launched in Europe in 2015, ChirpOMatic has received considerable media attention and was featured by Apple in their ‘Celebrate Springtime’ selection for both 2016 and 2017. Bird Watching Magazine called it “Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps.”
Unlike other bird song identifier apps currently available in the states, ChirpOMatic does not require users to read a complicated manual, trim sound files, or understand sonograms. Anyone can identify bird songs with ease. On hearing a bird sing, the user quickly opens the app and taps the record button. The app records for 12 seconds, then analyzes the sound and shows the top matches.
Founder Dr. Hilary Lind stated, “The ChirpOMatic analyzer has been successfully tested in the UK and across Western Europe. It is very exciting to bring this technology and our utilization of the latest in machine learning to U.S. bird lovers.”
ChirpOMatic’s innovative built-in Bird Safe Mode feature means that it is safe to use anytime and anywhere. Many experts feel that there may be negative effects, such as interfering with breeding season, associated with playing recordings of bird sounds within earshot of birds. ChirpOMatic’s safety feature means that the app enjoys tremendous flexibility, allowing users a fun and safe way to connect with the natural world whether in their backyards or in the middle of the wilderness.
Designed to be highly user friendly, ChirpOMatic works both online and offline. An internet or mobile connection is not required, opening up a tremendous array of bird song identifying options and possibilities. It supports Apple Watch, and therefore users don’t even need to use their phone to enjoy all that ChirpOMatic has to offer, as they can record sounds for later identification. Additionally, this app works seamlessly with its popular companion app, Chirp! USA.
ChirpOMatic is now available for iOS devices for the introductory price of $1.99. Android support will soon follow.
About Spiny Software
Based in Cardiff and Oxford, UK, Spiny Software apps such as Chirp! and ChirpOMatic have been on Apple’s bestselling charts since their launch. The bird song analyzer powering the app was developed by computer scientist Dr. Alex Wilson with additional input from data scientist and mathematician Dr. Phil Howard. Biological data for ChirpOMatic was written and compiled by biologist Dr. Hilary Lind. Download the app by visiting www.chirpomatic.com.
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SOURCE Spiny Software