Comparison: Pro vs. Lite

You may have noticed that there are two “The Calving Book” apps. One is feature packed while the other just has the basics. The Lite version is a preview for the Pro version so they operate similarly. Here is a break down of the features. 

The Calving Book Lite

The Calving Book Pro

Unique log-in

Make new calf

Update calf

Delete calf



Individual Books


Export Excel/PDF Document


Task/Communication Page


Choose your own fields


Cow History lookup


As you can tell, I have some work to do to get those new features out to you. Please let me know what else you would like to see!

Tutorial: The Basics

For a tutorial on the plus version, click here.
I built this app with simplicity in mind. No one wants to spend hours and hours trying to figure out how to run it. That’s why when you download it, everything should be self-explanatory but I also made this tutorial to help.

Please note that this tutorial is for the pro app, therefore some features are unavailable on the lite app.

Log-on Screen

Use your real e-mail and a password you can easily remember to create an account.iOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 23, 2014, 7.02.51 PM

Main Screen

Here is where all of the calves will be listed once they are created. The menu right under the header is where you can select which book you want to view.

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Adding a Book

The “Add Book” button is where you can create an unlimited amount of books. This is a useful tool especially when you want to divide in terms of year, location, or anything else you could think of. The option to sort calves into separate books is only available in the pro version of the app.iOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 23, 2014, 7.09.32 PM

Adding a Calf

The “Add Calf” button opens the panel which houses all of the fields that are available. (If you want one that isn’t there, let me know!) It is essential that you pick what book you want it filed under so you will be able to see it later. Know that the data picker defaults to the current date but you can change it if you need to. iOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 23, 2014, 7.10.14 PM