Apps with topological maps for outdoor navigation.
Pflotsh is a joint project of Kachelmann GmbH and us. Under this label, we publish a number of useful and high-quality weather apps.
Because there are already a lot of weather apps, our ambition is to provide the most accurate weather information and the best forecast models in specific apps.
With our app Pflotsh Storm we have succeeded in developing one of the leading for apps Storm Tracking within a very short time. The app provides the most accurate observation data for severe weather and precipitation in German-speaking Europe, South Tyrol and Luxembourg.
Pflotsh SuperHD is breaking new ground: besides the best weather model it also indicates the uncertainty in a weather forecast. By comparing with the next best models, you can see whether or not you can rely on a prediction.
On our pflotsh Website you will find all our weather apps: Pflotsh Tropical with worldwide information on tropical weather phenomena, Pflotsh ECMWF with its wide selection of global weather forecasts from the ECMWF-Model, as well as the two derived apps Pflotsh Beach and Pflotsh Sail with weather information for sailors respectively for holiday weather.
The product Swiss Map Mobile integrates the Swiss national maps with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The built-in GPS receiver centers the map on your mobile phone. You can, of course, zoom and pan the map. Various layers with additional data are available. All maps can also be rendered in 3D.
In 2009, Swiss Map Mobile has won Prix Carto by the Swiss Society of Cartography.
The official Austrian maps of the Bundesamts für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV). www.bev.gv.at/amap-mobile
Austrian Map mobile (AMap mobile) brings the Austrian maps to the iPhone, and iPad – also in 3D and with augmented reality.
The digital maps of Baden-Württemberg by the "Landesamt für Geoinformation und Landentwicklung Baden-Württemberg (LGL)" www.lgl-bw.de.
The app provides the Baden-Württemberg maps at the scales of 1:1 million to 1:10'000, and additionally integrates the Open Data maps "Maps4BW". In addition to 3D and augmented reality, it provides tourist information as well as cycling and hiking routes.
Tick bite, what to do? The ZHAW-Spinoff A&K Strategy GmbH provides information and practices for monitoring and prevention of tick bites and informs about complications and diseases. In cooperation with the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
A map shows current local tick risk. A reminder function supports the observation of any tick bites and proposes to see a doctor when appropriate. The App provides information about prevention of tick-borne encephalitis and lyme disease and it explains the biology of ticks.
"ChristKlang": Listen, practice, record, and share Christmas songs.
For many, singing is part of the Christmas season, such as pastries and festive decorations. This app was developed in collaboration with the musician Oliver Haditsch. In addition to the most popular German Christmas carols, it also contains Austrian and Styrian folk songs.
The vocal tracks and the guitar accompaniment are separately playable. The sheet is in sync with the vocals. This makes it easy to learn the songs. Your own singing can be recorded. The recorded songs can be shared. In addition, the app offers a collection of Christmas stories and instrumentals.
Yodeling is absolutely simple and safe.
The yodel app guarantees that you can yodel everywhere right away.
Ingeborg and Herrmann Härtel (Tradmotion) have collected 60 Styrian Jodlers, and enriched them with interesting additional information.
Blauzahn Augmented Storytelling
Guided tours with earphones have been proven successful in museum education. Our version is different from other, similar projects. The specific use of software and hardware opens up new creative possibilities, enabling interactivity between participants. A good story can be experienced more intense and with less production effort.
Trees and Bushes for iPhone, iPad, and Android. www.iforest.ch
iForest turns your phone into an electronic plant book, with which you can contemplate, determine, recognize, compare, and learn the most important kinds of trees and bushes of Central Europe.
The augmented way to enjoy your garden. www.iGarten.ch.
With just a few touches of the screen, you can find the perfectly suited plants for your home and garden, from an assortment of more than 2100 well-documented plants with over 9000 high resolution pictures.
iGarten is also avalable online as a Web application .
Identify plants of the forest and the garden. www.ipflanzen.ch.
Identify more than 1600 plants in parks, forest, garden and home. Switch from this free App with one touch to iForest or iGarten to access to more information about those plants.
Determine, compare, and get to know the butterflies of Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Austria. In collaboration with libreriadellanatura.com.
A comprehensive field guide to more than 260 species with over 2500 high resolution images, showing male, female, upper side, under side and relevant variations of every species. With easy to use search, comparison, and filter functions.
Orthoptera - latin for grasshoppers - can be used to intuitively classify 119 species from Switzerland and Germany. Developed in collaboration with orthoptera.ch and zhaw.
It is designed for interested laymen and experts. The species shown are illustrated with detailed information and more than 3700 images, sound documents and drawings. With GPS location, which is helpful for efficient classification.
Wobisch supports people to find each other. WoBisch.
Friends can find each other in a vicinity of about 30 - 60 meters, without the need for an internet connection; free of costs and nobody can collect data. The App uses GPS, Bluetooth LE, iBeacon and a multi-peer network. It displays the location of the group members using a radar view or as an location overview.
German vocabulary training with Deutsch-Box.
The Deutsch-Box App
lets you practice the most important German words for everyday contexts. It is meant for beginners (module A1) or those with little knowledge of German (module A2 and B1). Every head word can be listened to. Learning is supported by attractive illustrations.
The Hueber Deutsch-Box App was developed in collaboration with Hueber Verlages GmbH & Co. KG (Ismaning) and is available in various languages including Turkish, Portugese, and Russian.
Implementations of Swiss Map Mobile for specific applications.
Rega and Air Force Pilots are using a custom version of Swiss Map Mobile. These versions contain updatable obstacle maps and other special features. A special collision warning system has been implemented for the Air Force version. The employees of the Swiss Customs Administration and the Canton Police of Berne and Zurich are using a tailored version of Swiss Map Mobile with special features on their iPads.
Demonstrator for research and special products
We develop applications for internal use for various customers. They are often in related to GPS tracking and visualization of moving objects.
For example, Armasuisse Wissenschaft + Technologie is testing the use of civilian devices such as iPhones for non-military purposes. Positions and ways of units equipped with trackers are visualized on swisstopo maps.
Various other products
Everything is in motion. The above list is growing continuously and products are taken from sale or are taken over by other companies. This growing list includes products such as a multi-user strategy game for the homeowner's association, a guide through Italian parks and gardens, a music theory app, a learning software for accounting, the Swiss Hike hiking-App (now maintained by an other company) or a feasibility study for an app for a facility maintenance company.