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ReportFires App

What is the ReportFires app?

It is an iOS app that helps users to make informed and timely responses to wildfires. It helps users to

  • Detect nearby wildfire using AI smoke detection
  • Get notifications of wildfires reported by other users in your area
  • Report wildfire quickly by simple map clicks

ReportFires iOS app is now available on the App Store, please download and use it. Android app will be available in Google Play in 2021. There is a web app version at reportfires.roboticscats.com

Please contact us at app@roboticscats.com for any questions or suggestions.

Photo source: Eden Hills Country Fire Service’s Facebook page

Why we build the ReportFires app?  

We build it because we want to help. The above photo is impactful. It reinvigorates us every time we see it. It was taken in January 2020. There was a mega-fire disaster in Australia that burned 11 million hectares of forests. We wondered what the firefighter and the koala in the photo were thinking about. We guessed the Koala looked up to the firefighter and said “Hey man, please help us. You’re created to manage the world.”

We can do something, more than standing still. The year 2020 is challenging. We develop the ReportFires app to help.

How we build the ReportFires app?

We leverage our 10+ years experience in the wildfire detection and Internet industries to design the app. We use Computer vision, AI, and IoT technologies to develop it. The following 2-minute video tells you more about the development story.

How to use the ReportFires app?

It is simple. We use modern map app UX. You receive notifications of nearby wildfires reported by other users. You can report wildfire location quickly, 3 clicks and 3 seconds. You can use the app to detect wildfire smoke from the image captured by your iPhone wide camera, you just need to put your iPhone on a tripod and point it to the forest. The below 40-second animation illustrates how you can use the ReportFires app to protect your home and family.


Wall of Thanks

To promote the new ReportFires app to more users around the world and to get additional funding for future development, we ran our crowdsourcing campaign on Kickstarter between 9-September and 10-October 2020. We are thankful to all the 105 backers from 14 countries who joined us to make this successful journey!  We want to thank our backers again here. They supported us and selected reward level one or above. Thank you very much. You make the world more beautiful.

William Tao

鄭鶴生

Alicia Lui

Vivian Hung

Adita Puasandy

Diwantara Sebastian

Freeman Chan

Candice Tang

Wallace Ng

Cate

Alan Chow

Pen Kwok

Rainforest Connection

Kevin Chan

Mike Yu

N Wong

Kaisen Chiang

M Yang

Claudia Cheung

Simon 4 Good

Sandra Ko

Steven Yeung

Wilson Lee

Samson Ng

Brenda Chang

Phyllis Wong

Ming Fai

Ruth

Rex Sham

Eugene Yeo

Alfred Lam

David Woo

Wing Hung

Muriel Cho

Albert Chan

Ronnay

Robin Chen

Bede Lau

Ivan Chan

Isaac Wong

Rob Yeung

Lucky Candra

Husna Anwari

Anukool Lakhina

Felipe Borelli

Peter Lovaszi

Louis Hou

Earhart Amelia

Kevin Kwan

Chris Chen

Arthur Chow

Floria Chan

Bill Kwok

Pekik Indra Lesmana

Kenneth Fung

Emil Chan

Rodrigo Kammerer

Kelvin Lee

Raymond Lee

Paulo Lam

Norris Chung

John Louie

Ravic Li

Tim Wong

Stephen Wai

Edward Chau

Lap Man

George Sun

To Chu

Eddie Kwan

Clelio Dinis Leite

Bill

Reynard Vulpini

Paul Redhead

Albert Ko

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