By Matt Kane
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
NOTE: App is free, but requires a paid Beetight Pro subscription. See below for details.
Beetight is the number one record keeping system for beekeepers. Integrated with beetight.com, Beetight for iOS lets you enter details of your hive inspections when in the field.
• Enter hive records, with customisable fields including colony temperament, stores, queen sightings, swarm cells, varroa drop and many more.
• Automatically records the weather conditions at the time of the inspection.
• Take photos of your hives and upload them to beetight.com. (Requires iPhone or iPad 2)
• Scan Beetight hive label barcodes to identify your hives in a snap. (Requires iPhone or iPad 2)
• Display all apiaries on a map.
• Supports up to 1000 hives, and more by arrangement.
If you do not already have a Beetight Pro subscription, you may subscribe in the app. As well as use of the app, this gives full access to all Beetight Pro features on Beetight.com, including support for up to 1000 hives and all apps. If purchased through the app, this costs $14.99 per year or local equivalent, charged to your iTunes account. If you cancel your subscription before the end of the year you may continue to use Beetight Pro, including the app, until the end of the subscription period. Otherwise your subscription will automatically renew, and your account will be charged again within 24 hours of the end of the one year period. For more information, see the support pages on beetight.com.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
A number of stability and performance improvements, including:
• Fixes a bug that caused duplicated photos to be uploaded.
• Fixes a bug that meant tasks were not always displayed in the inspection form.
• Fixes a bug that sometimes caused a crash when uploading a photo.
• Fixes a bug that sometimes caused a crash when making a payment.
I have been keeping records with a clipboard in the field, and transferring the data to a spreadsheet. I just came across this app the other day, and I transferred all of this year's data to the app. The web interface, and app are clean and simple. It's very easy to use in the field. I can't wait to have a good, solid year of data with this app.
I feel that it it really unfair that this app is getting 1-star ratings simply because people are not reading the description where it stats that the app is part of the PRO account that costs $15. The price tag is more than fair for all of the value and data you are able to store, (you can also FREELY export your data at any time to an excel file). I would not hesitate to recommend this app to anyone.
Read the description fully before buying
Yes, you need to have a pro membership to get any use out if this app. I can sell a pint of honey and pay that off, which is worth it to make tracking data easier.
That said, the app is still buggy and it would be nice to see it fixed. For example, when scrolling in the hive view, it spontaneously switches to a different hive sometimes. Also, it doesn't seem to retain inspection category preferences between the web app and the mobile app.
The overall idea behind the software is sound though, so I'm willing to use the web portal for most of my interactions, and do field work with the iPhone and let it sync. Hopefully the developer keeps working on it. Being able to work offline is very handy as one of my apiaries doesn't have cell coverage.
I thought I would add my two cents for what it is worth. I personally have had no problems with this once I learned how to use it. It was a little complicated at first but I have found it to be a great tool in the field. I appreciate the ability to work off line when you are in a low signal area. Also appreciate the ability to sync between computer and phone. If you have more than one hive this is a great tool to keep track of everything you do. You can even have a personal barcode for each hive and scan as you're working. Thank you for a great tool.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Aug 03, 2011
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 1.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Matthew Kane
- © 2011 Matthew Kane
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Beetight Pro$14.99