Raven Industries recently announced that AgIntegrated’s OnSite mobile and desktop application will utilize Slingshot API. Slingshot API, or Application Programming Interface, is a software-to-software interface that provides a simple and inobtrusive way for one software system to communicate with another.
OnSite is a cloud-based mobile and desktop app that assists with file management and communications to and from the field by socially connecting people. By tapping into the Slingshot API, the OnSite software is able to communicate directly with Raven field computers to efficiently transfer data and locate equipment in the field.
The Slingshot API offers a solution that will allow collaboration between software providers such as AgIntegrated and the technology in the field, says Paul Welbig, Director of Slingshot Operations for Raven Industries.
“AgIntegrated’s implementation of OnSite is a great example of the Slingshot API at work, he explains. “Slingshot provides the wireless connection to the hardware in the field and provides a great connection for AgIntegrated to provide a seamless solution for their customers.”
The adoption of mobile technologies and smart phones within agriculture is further driving the trend towards greater mobility and compatibility of data and ease of connectivity. “Mobile technologies are enabling the precision ag consumer to become the most important asset once again,” says Mike Santostefano, Director of Marketing and Business Development for AgIntegrated. “These consumers, including precision ag specialists, salespeople, agronomists, consultants, operators, and growers, are the people responsible for adopting and embracing precision agriculture. As seen in other industries, these connected consumers will ultimately drive the need for lower cost, easier to use, integrated systems that make their day more efficient.”
For more information about OnSite, visit www.onsiteag.com or www.agintegrated.com.