By Sadie Mills, FOSSIL Project Coordinator
We began development of the myFOSSIL mobile app last spring, and have moved into the testing phase this summer. We tested the first beta version during our citizen science dig at Belgrade. It was exciting to get a first look at how the app works, and we even sent our first tweet directly from the app!
We next tested a beta version with teachers participating in the iDigFossils professional development workshop (www.idigfossils.org). Teachers used the app during field trips to three different fossil collecting sites: Thomas Farm, Montbrook, and Rattlesnake Creek. You can see the uploads made by teachers at the Rattlesnake Creek site here: https://www.myfossil.org/groups/idigfossils-rattlesnake-creek-dig/.
We got great feedback from participating teachers and look forward to the public release of the app later this year!