We are DDQ. We create and deliver innovative software for almost every mobile platform, everywhere. From the Arctics to Zimbabwe.

Smartphone based citizen science projects

DDQ develops true native citizen science applications with research partners worldwide. We know and the capabilities of citizens using smartphones and its sensors. Our apps are featured on the BCC, CBS News, Nature and Scientific American.

Flexible back ends, data services and databases

We provide tailor made, flexible and fast smartphone back ends to facilitate mobile cloud computing, user notifications, storage and offline synchronisation for working in remote areas.

Public outreach and education

We share our citizen science knowledge, teach children how to code, talk at TedX and tell everyone about our exciting work.

Currently working on and with

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Citizen observatories for the EU open science cloud
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Monocle H2020 1

Monitoring of water bodies with novel sensors
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Leiden University

iSPEX, Dark Sky Meter IAU
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Oxfam Novib

Mobile innovations for sustainable development

DDQ is member of the European Citizen Science Association

These projects have received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 8634631 and 7764802

About us

DDQ was founded by Norbert Schmidt and Demelza Ramakers in 2010. We currently work on mobile projects related to (citizen) science and social good with research institutions all over the world.

Contact us

Kloosterweg 1
6412 CN
Heerlen, The Netherlands
P: +31 45 20 31 008
E: web@ddq.nl