You can join the mailing list, fork us on GitHub, read the docs, and see the development roadmap on Trello. And, of course, you can always email us for more information. Additional documentation for each app will be coming soon.
Process and Design
Our development process starts with functional specifications. If you don't know what those are, here's Joel Spolsky to explain it.
Ideas for Apps
If you've got an idea for an app, a great place to start is by writing up a functional spec on Google Docs to tell us how you think the app might work and who you have in mind to use it. Send a link for it to the mailing list to get some feedback and convince the community to get it on the roadmap.
July 17, 2013
We're going live at ASABE! Our first two apps will be available on Google Play: the Water Plane App and the Watershed Delineation App. Both apps use LiDAR elevation data on a mobile device in the field.
The water plane app helps to visualize elevations by enabling users to move an imaginary plane of water up and down on the map, illustrating relative elevation across a landscape.
The watershed delineation app uses the same data to compute how water will likely flow across the landscape for a given rainfall event. Given a small selected area, the app will outline the sections of the landscape which flow into that area.
Both apps are freely available for Android, so please give them a try and let us know what you think!
This project is funded by USDA NIFA under grant number 2011-51130-31119.