Getting Started with Lake Observer

Download Instructions

Research scientists, citizen scientists and lake enthusiasts are invited to test the Lake Observer app and provide feedback to developers. Download instructions for Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) devices are provided below.

Android

  • From your device, follow this link to the Google Play store:
  • When the download and installation is complete, you can open the app from Google Play or by using the Lake Observer icon on your device.

For GLEON Alpha and Beta testers and other savvy Android users who want to help with development of the app:

  • Please join the Beta Testers group in Google groups using the gmail address that is associated with your Android device (smartphone or tablet) before downloading the app:
  • Once you have joined the Beta Testers group, the current test version of the Lake Observer app can be downloaded by following this link from your device:
  • When the download and installation is complete, you can open the app from Google Play or by using the Lake Observer icon on your device.
  • If you have an older version of the previous LSPA recorder app on your device, it can be removed.

iOS Beta Testing Program

  • From your device, follow this link to the App Store:
  • When the download and installation is complete, you can open the app from the App Store by selecting “open” or by using the Lake Observer icon on your device.
  • If you have an older version of the “LSPA recorder” app on your device, it can be removed.

Search and View Data

Submitted data can be searched and viewed on the Search page.There is also a Recent Observations feed on the Lake Observer Home Page

We appreciate your feedback!

Please Contact Us to provide feedback about using the app or to report bugs.