Design Under Sky wrote about iPhorest, an iPhone application that enables users to plant trees virtually and contribute to The Conservation Fund. Everytime a tree is planted virtually, The Conservation Fund will plant a real tree along the Gulf Coast. The iPhorest takes you through a virtual tree planting exercise, and builds on the motion detection features in iPhones. According to iPhorest, steps include:
- Dig a hole: shovel and scoop with your iphone until your seedling appears
- Touch the seed to plant the seedling
- Shake your phone to create a storm and when the sun comes your tree begins to grow
The iPhorest was developed by iPhactory and Ecolife, and launched at the recent TED Conference. Ecolife Apparel planted one tree per TED attendee (2,200 trees in total) as a donation.
Image Credit: iPhorest