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Voice Controlled Beekeeping Inspection App in Beta

 
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beenotes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Voice Controlled Beekeeping Inspection App in Beta Reply with quote

Hello to all, my name is Vicki and I work with beenotes, a team of researchers and beekeeping buffs who are trying to develop a voice controlled beekeeping inspection application. The aim of the app is to help beekeepers record hive data by using their voice (thru their mobile phone's handsfree device), freeing up their hands. The app is supported by a backend for analysis of the collected data.
We're now into a phase of opening it up to more users, in order to try it out and get their valuable feedback. It's free and you're most welcome to sign up at beenotes dot com, download the mobile app from the Google Play Store and start hive inspections (right now it's only available for Android enabled devices).
I do hope I posted in the correct section as we see it as our own bright idea to solve a long standing problem of data keeping.

If you have any questions, let me know. Thank you, Vicki
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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Downloaded and now installing.

However given that I don't do a lot of inspections, feedback will probably take a while!

Dave
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beenotes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you catchercradle!

All comments are welcome, when you have them. I hope you signed up on the web also, to get your account activated: beenotes dot com.
The mobile app is for the inspections while the backend is to monitor and analyse the data you will collect for your hives.

Let me know if you have any questions, here or on the chat facility on beenotes.

Best
Vicki


catchercradle wrote:
Downloaded and now installing.

However given that I don't do a lot of inspections, feedback will probably take a while!

Dave
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AugustC
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will download and give it a try but I don't have many more inspections this year as things are winding down a bit.

[url]augustcottageapiary.co.uk[/url]
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beenotes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AugustC wrote:
I will download and give it a try but I don't have many more inspections this year as things are winding down a bit.

[url]augustcottageapiary.co.uk[/url]


Yes, makes sense.

Thank you though for giving it a try. Feedback is always appreciated.

Vicki
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AndyC
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Play store returns not found for 'beenotes'.

Am I looking in the wrong place?
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Ollie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andyc

That app has finished. It was only on a trial period. Just tried it myself.

Ollie
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AndyC
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh right, didn't get that bit.

I've tried with BeePlus but can't get on with it.

Can't use an IPad at the apiary and it's just too complicated for me so I need something designed on the KISS principle.

I have been playing with a system of coloured pins on a cork board and that seems to work OK for me.
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trekmate
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Joined: 30 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyC wrote:

I have been playing with a system of coloured pins on a cork board and that seems to work OK for me.

... and the batteries will never go flat when you need it! Cool
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biobee
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Joined: 14 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often use a digital voice recorder and write the notes up later.
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