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Etteplan Poland receives an award for developing a mobile app

News – Published: 10.06.2019 15:20:00

Etteplan Poland has received the Benefactor of the Year 2019 award in the area of Ecology for creating a smartphone app called “Znajdź Trzmiela” (Find the Bumblebee).

The Bumblebee detector is a mobile application developed on Android to collect data on the bumblebees to revitalize the population. The app identifies bumblebees using the phone’s built-in camera.

In Poland, there are almost 500 species belonging to the bee’s superfamily. As pollinating insects each of them has an important role in the ecosystem. The app has been developed to have a significant impact on the protection of endangered species and building a better future.

The Competition “Benefactor of the Year” has been founded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and organized by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. The competition is the longest of its kind in Poland. The Academy has been awarding  socially responsible companies since 1998.