So, I guess this mobile app frenzy isn’t a short-lived fad after all.
Consider in 2010 there was a “meager” 300,000 mobile apps in the Apple App Store, according to Statista Inc. That number mushroomed to 1.5 million apps in 2015 — a whopping 400% increase in just five years.
And the incredible volume of mobile apps has poured over into agriculture. With the number of farming apps available in leading app stores growing exponentially, it’s become next to impossible to successfully wade through the latest options that are helping make work more productive for ag professionals.
That’s why I have made it my annual duty to do the sorting for you. Just like the past five years, I’ve once again researched and evaluated the newest farming apps available for Androids, iPads, iPhones, and more. The apps listed below were either introduced or significantly updated in 2015, or are due for release in early 2016.
1. Connected Farm Field. This Trimble app allows farmers to enter detailed field records about their farming operations using a smartphone or tablet. The app is flexible to handle any crop type, such as corn, beans, wheat, and more. Costs can be entered for each input so that financial information can be captured about each farming event. The app can install to multiple devices so that field records can be collected instantly and sent to Connected Farm where profit/loss information can be viewed for the entire operation. (Android, iPad, iPhone)