After you've collected data using your mobile device, you can use a desktop to help speed up the tagging process. This is a good option for those who find a mouse and keyboard easier to use than a mobile device touchscreen.

This process does require you to download and install third-party software to run the Litterati App on your computer. Please note: Downloading and installing third-party software is at your own risk.

While an emulator will allow you to use Litterati to its full extent, due to the way Litterati pulls GPS data, it can cause issues with your data if you use your computer's webcam to take or upload photos. With that in mind: Please only use this process to tag your uploaded photos in your gallery only.

Follow these steps to get started:

First - Collect Some Data:

  1. Go out and collect as normal with your mobile device. In case you need help, follow these quick steps to get started: Getting Started With Litterati

  2. When you're back home and on WiFi, upload your photos. Be sure to charge your device at the same time if your battery is low.

  3. In order to tag on a different device, you will need to claim your Litterati account. Follow these steps if you need help with that: How To Claim Your Account

Second - Download & Install an Emulator:

  1. To tag on a computer, you'll need to download an Android emulator to your computer so you can open the Litterati App on your computer.

    1. There are many choices to choose from, however, a few programs that we know should work are MSI App Player (PC) or Bluestacks 5 (Mac & PC)

  2. Once you've downloaded and installed the software on your computer, you'll need to sign in to the Google Play store. Please follow the on-screen instructions to do so. Please Note: A credit card should not be needed as Litterati is a FREE app.

  3. Download Litterati and click on the login button at the bottom of the main screen.

  4. After you log back in, you'll be able to go into the Activity menu and pull up your gallery. From there, simply start tagging your photos following the on-screen prompts.

  5. Done!

If you have any issues installing an emulator or creating a Google account, please refer to that software developer's support page or Google's support page.

However, If you have any issues with your Litterati account, please reach out to us at support@litterati.org.

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