ChirpOMatic, Chirp! and the Nature Guides series have all been developed by the small team of nature-loving computer scientists here at iSpiny.

It’s our mission to make the very best nature apps around, combining our passion for wildlife and the natural world with cutting-edge mobile technology. We simply make the apps we want to use ourselves – and we hope you love them too.

Your feedback is incredibly important to us, and by sharing your ChirpOMatic recordings with us, you can help us make the apps even better in the future.

Meet the team

Dr Hilary Lind

Biologist / Software Developer

Following a career in biology, Hilary later turned software developer – and founded Spiny Software around 20 years ago.

Dr Alex Wilson

Computer Scientist

A computer scientist with a PhD in machine learning, Alex gives our apps their technological edge.