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AgriBus-NAVI for Android

Developer's Description

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.(Please note that this app does not offer automatic steering functionality).This app is based on a software "Agricultural Vehicle Navigation Software for Field Operation" and a patent "JP-4572417-B2" developed by National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). I. App FunctionalityThis app displays information to assist with straight line tasks (e.g. the difference between your current position and the base line).II. Requirements for Use1) Compatible DevicesCompatible with Android 4.0 and above smartphones and tablets.2) Download and InstallationPlease download and install from Google Play.3) CostThis app is available as a free, ad-supported download. Use is also free of charge.(Please note that if you click on an ad in the guidance screen you will be directed away from the screen).In the future an ad-free app (500/month 4,800/year) and a version with field and task management functionality (price TBA) are planned for release.III. Demo Display ModeThis app starts in demo display mode (Playback Recorded Task) on first startup. In this mode recorded location data is played back, with all other functionality (map zoom in/out, path/task width setting) the same as you would experience in normal use. If you want change mode to field operation mode, tap the gear icon in the bottom left corner of the screen to access the settings screen and then switch the GPS Guidance Mode to Normal Mode.IV. Required Peripherals When Using App in Agrigultural Tasks1) GPS/GNSSThe app can operate using the inbuilt GPS of your smartphone or tablet but location accuracy my be low and as such use may be impaired (particularly during in-cabin use, etc). It is strongly recommended that you use a USB connected GPS/GNSS. For known USB connected GPS compatibility please refer to the GPS/GNSS list below. The range of compatible devices will be increased in further version updates.Compatible GPS/GNSS u-blox's GPS/GNSS (5 to 8 series) with USB interface - GPS receiver GPS Module with Antenna USB interface G Mouse VK-162 - Wintec WGM-302U (Unfortunately it is discontinued.) You can see some GPSs in eBay or Aliexpress with search word "u-blox usb" or "ublox usb". FTDI's chip based USB to RS232 converter and GPS/GNSS with RS232 interface - You can connect several GPS/GNSS as you like. - $GPGGA, $GPVTG and $HEROT (heading messege of Hemisphere's) message is available in this app. - Baudrate is limited to 9600bps currently. - Change params of GPS/GNSS via 'u-center' of u-blox is needed. Not Compatible GPS/GNSS Prolific's and Silicon Labs' chip based USB to RS232 converter and GPS/GNSS - BU-353S4 SiRFstarIV - HOLUX M-215+ - MediaTek's based2) Mountable DevicesIt is possible to mount your device to tractors and other vehicles using a RAM mount or similar product.3) Wired Devices (USB Cable, Power) Connector cable for consumer smartphones and tablets (USB-OTG cable). USB extension cable for GPS. In-vehicle USB power.V. Known Issues1) Problem when using USB connecting GPS/GNSS.The app may crash when connecting the GPS or in sleep mode. In such a case please reconnect the GPS/GNSS or restart the app.2) Operation becomes unstable after long periods of use due to the lengthening of task histories.When problems (e.g. slow response) begin occurring delete the task history from the GPS guidance settings menu or try restarting the app (please note that while guidance settings are retained when restarting task history will be deleted).Recent changes:Modified USB-Serial converter driver for external GPS/GNSS connection.Content rating: Medium Maturity

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.7

Modified USB-Serial converter driver for external GPS/GNSS connection.

General

Release March 16, 2015
Date Added March 16, 2015
Version 1.0.7

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.

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Total Downloads 836
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