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CropLogic App enhancement nears completion for crop
Christchurch: CropLogic Limited (ASX:CLI) announces that development of a mobile app is nearing completion and will be released in time for the upcoming US growing season. It is expected that this app will provide a platform for the addition of further premium decision support tools.
CropLogic’s research and development team are developing a mobile app that produces a ompelling user interface which is both intuitive and informative for our clients. Demonstrated in December 2017 in Pasco, Washington State, the protoype was received with exceptional user support. The app provides growers with immediate in-field access to critical information relating to their crops in a simple and concise manner that belies the complexity of CropLogic’s telemetry systems and modelling.
Growers can immediately identify fields with issues such as inadequate water supply from a single view. The app includes an aerial view of the field showing the location of the in-field sensors, a history of irrigation patterns and soil moisture trends, and other information relevant to the grower. Alerts and status are configurable either by the user themselves, or with the assistance of one of CropLogic’s highly-skilled agronomists.
The underlying delivery platform is designed to be both scalable and fault-tolerant, and utilises various cloud services provided by Amazon. By using a major provider, CropLogic is able to locate data and computational resources close to the end user, reducing latency, lowering costs, and maximising the user experience.
Dr Dave Rankin, Chief Technology Officer, said “Up until the Alpha testing phase in 2017, the Company employed a user-led development process that saw an initial focus upon our major customers with significant regional or market influence. The outcome of this process and ongoing development of the app will see a reliable and sophisticated platform being ready for full release in April 2018.”
CropLogic will continue to provide a comprehensive web portal for detailed management of fields, but has responded to an increasing demand for in-field information on mobile devices and a simplified portal to allow growers to manage their fields “by exception” with the aid of a simple traffic light and alerting system.