‘Snakepedia’ mobile app launched in Kerala to help people

New Delhi: A team of scientists, nature lovers and doctors have brought a mobile application ‘Snakepedia’ on snakes in Kerala to help the public as well as doctors to cure snake bites.

Snappedia is a comprehensive Android mobile application that documents snakes information with the help of pictures, infographics and podcasts and analyzes its first aid, treatments, myths and superstitions.

EDGE fellow of London Zoological Society Sandeep Das said, “We have a habit of bringing a bitten patient as well as snakes to the hospital. Even if it is not necessary, if snakes are identified, treatment is better. Will. WhatsApp group to help doctors identify snakes to work with the help of research. This app will help doctors as well as the public. “Das also said that almost all of the snakes known so far in the world There are 3,600 species and more than 300 species are found in India.

“Of the 300 species, about 100 are known from Kerala, which belong to 12 different families. Of these, more than 700 paintings include 20 color photographs for some snakes. These photos contain over 130 It was taken in and out by people. He said, “It includes researchers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.”

Navinlal Payyari and Doctors who were part of the team developing the app. Jinesh said that Snakepedia was developed as an answer to the question of how to find a useful way for the general public to identify snakes.

“It also has an online helpline menu to identify snakes. Mostly it is an offline app. All the features are offline except podcasts and online ID helplines,” he said.