australia is home to more venomous snakes than any other country in the world, with some containing venom so powerful that can it cause significant harm to humans. it is also the habitat of some of the most dangerous spiders in the world. most of the time we’re scared of them but what most of us don’t know is that all these animals want to do is get away from us, meaning that they will only use their powers when they feel they need to defend themselves.


critterpedia, a new app launched in australia, is here to change negative mindsets, so we can all live safely alongside our creature friends, especially the venomous ones.

critterpedia, the australian app that is like shazam for spiders and snakes



critterpedia, the shazam of spiders, snakes and insects, is an australia wildlife awareness and safety education hub. including a machine learning engine for automated species identification, users can now identify snakes and spiders with their smart device, learn which species are potentially dangerous, which are living close to them and any precautions people need to take to minimize any risks.

critterpedia, the australian app that is like shazam for spiders and snakes
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critterpedia is also tapping into artificial intelligence capabilities and providing a software platform that’s addressing a significant gap in interactive solutions via education and fun technology. to use you, users just have to take a picture of the snake or spider, and the app will instantly identify it. this is not only educative, but very useful in emergency cases. for example, if you’re bitten by something venomous, the app will have your back, tell you what to do and where to go.


‘critterpedia is an enterprise visual search platform that’s changing our connections with wildlife. critterpedia is tapping into artificial intelligence capabilities to differentiate it from other market players and provides unique features covering  education and awareness, ensuring all aspects of prevention and cure are covered in a one-of-a-kind digital platform,’ comments the webpage.



project info:


name: critterpedia

type: app

what is does: shazam for spiders and snakes