The Precision Agriculture Rock App provides a simple means of recording the location of rocks. When an operator marks a rock with the Rock App its location is shared with other apps and other workers so it can be removed quickely before causing problems for soil engaging implements.
The Rock App provides a UI to easily mark the location of rocks for removal. When an operator marks a rock, its location is shared with other devices on the farm using cloud storage so that it can be removed quickly. Another operator is likely responsible for the removal of the rock, and marks it as “Picked Up” once it has been removed. The location of rocks can also be shared with other apps where appropriate.
Each app has its own Trello Board.
Each app has its own development resources: functional specs, UI mockups, documentation, and code.
Our development process starts with functional specifications. If you don't know what those are, here's Joel Spolsky to explain it.
Ideas for the Rock AppSend a message to the mailing list to get some feedback and convince the community to get it on the roadmap.
July 22, 2013
We're going live at ASABE AIM 2013!
The Future of the Rock App
More platforms: we're only on Android now. iOS will come as soon as we get some people to work on it.
More cloud storage libraries: we've only got Trello support now. Dropbox's new Datastore API has caught our eye and moved them up the list ahead of Google Drive.
More support and community: to give this project long-term stamina, we're actively seeking partners and community developers who would like to contribute.