There are two parts to the installation, because database files are not included in the apk file (they are too large). Loading the database files may be done either before or after installing the Plant Base app itself (we recommend loading the database before purchasing the app).
Buy and install the app - get Plant Base from the the Google Play Store
The price of the app is generally about half that of the PC and Mac edition. For many countries there is also an additional sales tax (VAT). Tax is applied automatically by the Google Play store system and handled by them (we do not receive it!). The cost includes access to the full database content, same as the PC product, and there are no extra charges.
The Google Play store is the normal and simplest method for most people. However, certain existing users have the option of a free direct download. If you are an approved Beta Tester or a Plant Base user registered before 31st March 2012 then please see this page to get your free download. We can also arrange special download licences for other Plant Base PC/Mac users who prefer not to use the Play store - please contact us.
There are two alternative methods - either copy existing database base files from your PC or Mac to the Android device, or use our Data File Support app to download them directly from the internet onto your device. The database is large, so if you already have a copy then it will be quickest to copy it across manually.
Download directly using the support app:
Alternatively - manually copy the files from Plant Base on a computer: