I haven't found many/any poultry keeping related apps and was wondering if anyone here had used any that they could recommend or if anyone had ideas to make something (like an app) that they wish existed but doesn't. I want to focus on things that would be useful to ordinary people (you and me)- not necessarily commercial. I know the big guys already have lots of expensive software for managing their operations... I want to make free and easy stuff for us.
My current ideas:
- feed mix calculator - (so I made one)
- genetics calculator - so you can enter descriptions of parent stock and see projections for offspring appearance, egg color, etc.
- flock tracker - normal flock record keeping to see feed consumption, growth rates, expenses, etc. With emphasis on using all user data to make projections. Example: if people across the country keeping barred rocks all report their hens starting to lay at 5 months, it could suggest diet changes or egg tips etc. for others who have 5 month old barred rocks. (I don't know about this idea since it relies on community that isn't there yet - and record keeping is hard to keep up on).
- egg tracker - simplified record keeping. Just records eggs laid (daily months whatev), then get to see graph so you can easily spot trends in production.
Any one have other ideas or feedback on mine? The feed mix calculator is very useful to me, but got a pretty cold reception here. I would only want to make something that's useful for other people too, and doesn't already exist (so no classifieds, and not trying to make another forum. this one is good). Thanks for readin'!
Edited by modernsettlers - 2/11/16 at 11:19am