Students Develop Farm Management App

Students Develop Farm Management App

 

Senior computer science majors Reid Hansen and Bryan Ortiz began work on their Farm Management app with Hansen's father, a wheat farmer in Colorado, in mind.

Farm Management, developed as a final project for their Mobile App Development class, integrates with popular note taking app Evernote to allow farmers to more easily track their operations in each field. Since Farm Management works with Evernote, the data logged about each field will sync with the app user's other devices.

The app will be available to download for free at the Android App Store in a few weeks.

Hansen and Ortiz developed the app over the course of about four weeks, working with Java and XML programming languages.

"It's really cool to see how our project went from a screen of coding to an everyday app that anyone can use," said Ortiz.

Ortiz and Hansen are both double majors who added the computer science major as juniors when the program was officially approved in 2012. Ortiz, whose other major is theology, and Hansen, whose other major is business, both plan to start careers in computer science, although Hansen expects to eventually take over the family farm in Colorado.

PHOTO: Hansen and father stand on a combine on their wheat farm in Colorado.

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