Candide, a free app created by Candide Gardening, utilizes augmented reality technology to help gardeners and plant lovers identify real plants in their surroundings. All users have to do is open the app, take a quick snapshot of the plant in question, and click identify.
If the plant is recognized, Candide will provide users with information regarding its genus, species, and origin, as well as a set of instructions for how to care for it appropriately. The machine learning model used by Candide has been trained on large datasets of horticultural imagery, which it can cross-reference when analyzing a user's uploaded photo.
In addition to offering users its innovative 'Plant ID' feature, the Candide app functions as a social platform where gardeners can connect, share tips, and sell items.