Has the app market reached a saturation point? Consider Google Play and the iTunes App Store combined have more than 2.5 million apps, according to recent statistics. And with hundreds of new apps added every day, one could argue enough is enough.
But I won’t. I say, bring it on. A competitive apps market is driving up quality. In fact, TechCrunch.com reported last year that Google removed 60,000 apps from their store that were not up to the mark when it comes to quality and usability. So with app developers forced to step up their games, it can only be good for customers.
The same holds true for ag professionals, who have a bounty of quality apps at their disposal for their Androids, iPads, iPhones and more. To help you sort through the best new agriculture apps available, I’ve once again researched the latest ones to hit the market. For the purpose of this list, I selected apps that were introduced — or significantly updated — in 2014 or due to launch in early 2015.
1. Nozzle Calc. Now you can quickly calculate sprayer settings for TurboDrop and AirMix nozzles anywhere with Greenleaf Technologies’ Nozzle Calculator app. Determine optimum droplet size and PSI for all your applications on-the-go and spray with confidence. See the droplet size each nozzle size generates at a variety of precise pressures. Customize by setting your application rate (gal/ac), speed (mph), spacing (inches) and flow rate (gal/min). The reference section provides additional product info and industry terminology. (Android, iPad, iPhone)