farmOS Field Kit¶
farmOS Field Kit is a way to connect to your farmOS server from your mobile device. Because much of the work of an active farm can occur outside of wifi or cellular range, Field Kit is designed to be an offline-first app. You can create and modify farm logs wherever you're at, whenever you need to; then, when you are back within signal range, you can synchronize all your logs with your farmOS server.
Field Kit provides a simplified view of the farm's records, working much like a to-do app. Logs of upcoming farm activities that have been assigned to you will be synced to your device. As you complete each activity, you can update the log with real-time data and photos, mark it as done, then sync it back to the server. You can also create new logs, such as observations or other log types, all on the fly.
Please note that all releases of farmOS Field Kit are currently in beta release and are not considered stable. If you use them, make sure to backup your data regularly to your farmOS server to avoid data loss.
Field Kit is available as a web app and as native apps for Android and iOS.
The Android app can be installed now from the Play Store.
The web app can be found at farmos.app and can be installed as a Progressive Web App (PWA). As a PWA, the app will work offline and your logs will be stored in between uses. You can even add the app to your device's home screen, so it can be launched just like a native app.
All versions of Field Kit require that your farmOS server have an SSL certificate,
which enables network traffic to be served via
https rather than
make sure that clean URL's are enabled. Finally, you should keep your server
updated with the most recent version of farmOS to ensure compatibility with the
the latest version of Field Kit.
For technical information on the project, please see the Development section.
The source code can be viewed on GitHub