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.

iOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 23, 2014, 7.10.23 PMiOS Simulator Screen Shot Dec 23, 2014, 7.10.28 PM

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

30 thoughts on “Tutorial: The Basics

  1. I’m just curious if this would work on more than one iphone. If we all got the app and signed in under the same user name could anyone add to it and see what others added?
    Thanks
    Bethan

    1. Yes! That is exactly how this works. You will all see what others add as long as you are signed in with the same account. If there are two people working on it at the same time, there has to be some sort of page refresh which would be creating a new calf, switching books, or going to another page and coming back. Hope that helps!
      Ellen

  2. I hope to use our pprimary email on our computers . Should I use our gmail address with the app to coordinate and sync information?
    And is there a way to have cow tag numbers per-entered?
    Just download Pro version to update or other steps needed? THANKS, Dave

    1. You should use the same email you originally registered with. You can enter a cow id like you would regularly do it. Then when it calves, search for it and update the information.

  3. Can you add a mating date and auto fill calving date predictor for cow and even a calendar page that could show calving dates for the coming year for herd or group ?

  4. The “delete” calf option doesn’t seem to be working on my app.
    Also, was a spot added for death loss with the last update?
    Thanks!

  5. Is there a way to out in a check off list so that when we are out walking thru or heard we can mark off that we saw each and every calf.

    1. There currently isn’t a specific check list. What you could do is use the check boxes for dead and pair out in the calf details area. If you check those boxes it will change the color of the record in the main list so as long as you know your system, it shouldn’t be an issue.

  6. Just started using your app and was wondering if their is a way to search the comments box. That way I could put cull in the comments and when I search cull I would have a list of all the cows I want to cull. Or is there another way to do this?

  7. I just downloaded your app. I don’t have the ‘add book’ option. Did something go wrong with the download or is that just available on the upgraded app?

    1. To a small extent you can. You can create calves offline and they will be saved to your phone, then synced to the cloud when you connect to the network.

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