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Agriculture Answering the Call of Smartphones

Agriculture applications will make having a smartphone a must in the field and for staff.
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Updated January 12, 2012: The Apple iPhone, now in it's 5th year, and the Android operating system, coming into its 6th year at Google, have brought a dramatic shift in how we communicate with people and access information. Key is the integration of widely available software with an always on Internet connection. Both Apple and Google have driven the mobile phone ecosystems, greatly increasing the choices for consumers.

While there are five major smartphone platforms, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian, and Windows Mobile 7, the iPhone continues to receive the majority of the consumer's attention. The market for smartphones has expanded with increased Android sales and the introduction of Microsoft's Windows Mobile 7. And the coming year will see an increase in the number of options, features, and software for consumers to use.

More and more farmers, growers, and producers will pickup a smartphone as they trade in their old phones. How would a grower use a smartphone application, or 'app' as they are called? Immediate uses include general information tools, like weather, news, or finance. Many of the smartphones ship with these types of applications pre-installed. Other uses include specialized seed and soil calculators, ag news, and subscription ag management tools.

Here are a set of links to specific agriculture applications

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