Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Shazam For Birdsong Is Coming

birdsinging.jpg

Shazam was a genius solution for the perennial problem of hearing a song and wanting to know what it was.

Now the days of walking through a forest, desperately wondering whether what you're hearing is a starling or a chaffinch, are soon to be over, with the launch of Warblr: the birdsong recognition app.

It will analyse bird sounds in real time, and aims to identify the species accordingly. However, it's a more complicated beast than its pop song equivalent as, clearly, birds in the wild do not all chirp exactly the same tune every time. Nonetheless, the patterns remain fairly consistent, enabling some clever software to work its magic. It is also hoped that it will aid conservation studies, as users share information on the birds they've 'tagged' with a central database.

The app is currently at Kickstarter stage with nearly £10,000 of its £50,000 goal raised. It's been financed this far by a grant from Queen Mary University London and its two creators, Dan Stowell and Florence Wilkinson aim to have it finished by the start of next year at the latest.

So get off Twitter and on to twitching, and sign up for the Kickstarter campaign here.

(Images: Warblr/Shutterstock)

Warblr

Related

HERO1.jpg

Live Music Recognition App in Development

hero1.jpg

Beautiful Time Lapse Landmark Photos

pigeon1.jpg

Bizarre Pigeon Dating Simulator

seagull2.jpg

Cricketer Hits Seagull

plane3.jpg

Plane Narrowly Misses Hitting Sunbather

growler1.jpg

Keep Beer Fresh For A Month

More

How famous websites looked when they first went online vs. now

Amazon has come a long, long way...

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

How one button on your keyboard can save you from email hell

Save yourself from email hell

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

A real-life Mario Kart track is coming and yes, it looks amazing

It's BYOB (bring your own bananas)

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

Everyone is obsessed with these £6 earphones - here's why

They have over 25,000 5-star ratings on Amazon

by Gary Ogden
15 Aug 2017

An ode to MSN Messenger: The best instant messaging app of all time

Nothing can ever come close

by Gary Ogden
11 Aug 2017

This simple hack will make music sound louder on your iPhone

Turn that thing up to 11

by Emily Reynolds
10 Aug 2017

These 2004 Apple 'rules for success' show why the company is so huge

"Have fun, otherwise it’s not worth it"

by Tom Victor
10 Aug 2017

Facebook has launched a new feature to kill off TV and Netflix

It's trying to take over your life even more

by Dave Fawbert
10 Aug 2017

Tinder is trying to cut out one of its users' most annoying habits

It's about time

by Gary Ogden
04 Aug 2017

Facebook AI bots develop own language, start planning to murder us

Oh good. Good. This is good

by Gary Ogden
01 Aug 2017