Enterprise Mobile App Development : Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Farming has always been the backbone of civilization, and this new age of technology is no different. New ideas and inventions relevant to how today’s citizens conduct their day-to-day activities, like using a smartphone or tablet, have translated to the farming environment and set the stage for what agricultural pioneers of the future will utilize.
Mobile computing has become wildly popular among farmers for their ability to take their tablets and smartphones out onto the farm. Ag-specific mobile computers have been optimized with more powerful processors, GPS, high-resolution cameras and built-in wireless and cellular communications functionality with the Windows operating system dominates the market for agriculture. The growth of Internet networks has contributed to high speeds and connectivity in the most rural of places, offering an avenue of learning and monitoring resources from native and web applications.
Wearables have also taken to the agriculture scene, since they leave the user hands-free while still making use of key tools like video, camera, and Internet. Google Glass and Google’s Android Wear computers work with farmers to capture crop data, perform machine maintenance, and other important information in the field without compromising their handheld devices. The applications on Google Glass connect with the user’s Google+ account, where the photos, video, and other content captured with the Glass can be held and managed. Google+ also offers the ability to manage privacy controls, allowing the user to create both public and private content. The rising use of soil and crop sensors has offered great precision in anticipating air temperature, nitrogen deficiencies, wind speed, or moisture and pH levels of soil, helping to determine the best cropping strategies for farmers and mitigate risk of loss.
Smart Tractor Implement Management systems with their virtual terminals and smart engines, along with other autonomous systems like vehicles and drones are all on the horizon for becoming the norm on the agricultural scene. Drones perform aerial imaging shoots images of agricultural areas to note differences in growth and is becoming more affordable than ever before while yielding a great return on investment.
Farmers’ prioritization to incorporate new technologies to produce renewable bio-fuels, resilient crops, and mitigate risk will help them to build optimized systems of production, predict their crop yields, reduce consumption of water, and ultimately gain piece of mind for all the hard work that they put in for consumers. Building both native and web applications in the widely-used Windows Operating System to cater to agricultural needs will help to anticipate and manage both growth and loss in the industry!