Scale-Tec

REAP Harvest Platform

Design Challenge

Agriculture has become complex. The days of simply tending one’s field and reaping the harvest has been replaced by the need for detailed field and yield tracking. Data for USDA reporting, crop insurance, year-to-year analysis and harvest optimization are necessities of the modern farm. Scale-Tec (scale-tec.com) partnered with i3 to holistically capture these needs into a single experience.

Approach

By developing a custom Bluetooth device to tap into existing grain cart scales, i3 was able to create a means of communicating field data to mobile devices. iOS apps were developed for both iPhone and iPad to allow multiple users to observe and edit field data in real-time during the harvest. Extensive field testing ensured the overall user experience would fit seamlessly into a farmer’s normal workflow.

Solution

A secure API was developed as part of the final REAP platform to transfer data from the mobile devices to a back-end web portal. The API also allows for 3rd party integration, providing farmers with simplified means of sharing yield data. The web portal provides additional tools for managing individual load-tickets and generating detailed reports. REAP has generated a lot of excitement within the ag industry as farmer’s look to improve their efficiency and profits by leveraging REAP’s innovative tracking features.

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