Mathew Taylor m.taylor at cbit.uq.edu.au
Wed Jun 19 19:14:28 CDT 2013

The Lucid software system developed at The University of Queensland is used to develop taxonomic keys and identification tools that are then deployed on CD, DVD or online. This Lucid technology has now been extended with the development of the LucidMobile platform, which allows existing and new Lucid keys, or other keys that are SDD compliant, to be deployed as smartphone apps. The Android version has recently been released; iPhone/iPad versions will follow shortly.

If you wish to try out the technology, a free Android app of a key to Insect Orders has already been made available on the Google Store.

A more substantial key, Environmental Weeds of Australia, which is also available on Google Store, indicates the power of this technology. Originally developed as a DVD and online-server product, the Android app version of this key includes over 1,000 weed species, fact sheets and more than 10,000 images.  The iPhone version will be available soon.

For more information about LucidMobile see:


Matt Taylor
Biological Information Technology Group (QBIT)
Centre for Plant Sciences (CPS)
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Level 6 Hartley Teakle Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland Australia 4072
E: M.Taylor at cbit.uq.edu.au
Tel: +61 7 33651858
Fax: +61 7 33651855

Creators of the Lucid Identification & Diagnostics platform (www.lucidcentral.org<http://www.lucidcentral.org/>)

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