New app for farmers enables smartphone nav in the field

March 16, 2015  - By

Photo: Agribus-NAVI

A new app available on the Google Play store enables farmers to use their smartphone in the field.

AgriBus-NAVI is a GPS guidance system to mount on agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines and self-propelled sprayers to help with straight-line tasks in the field. Checking the display while driving will enable the creation of straight and evenly spaced lines in large fields.

The app, which is compatible with Android 4.0 and above smartphones and tablets, doesn’t offer the automatic steering functionality that dedicated precision agriculture GPS devices usually do.

The app, by Agri Info Design, is based on the software “Agricultural Vehicle Navigation Software for Field Operation” and a patent “JP-4572417-B2” developed by National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).

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