Because of the large amount of information stored and presented in the tool, functionality was problematic for mobile devices and small screens. In the new mobile app, the biggest difference users will notice is the streamlined format for easy scrolling. Some of the sort options are also improved so that missing values are automatically sorted to the bottom. Another major advantage with this app is that it will automatically update when new data is added to the website and the data will be stored on the mobile device for viewing even without internet connectivity.
Additionally, this app allows users to select and compare variety yield, test weight, and grain protein across multiple precipitation zones, which is not currently possible with the current desktop version. We believe this will be beneficial for seed dealers and distributors along with many growers who farm across multiple rainfall zones. If you would like to look at the information on paper, you can also export results into an excel file for later viewing, sharing, or printing. You can find the app on the Google Play store
as well as on the iTunes App Store
For those who do download the new app, we would like your feedback! Please go to the WSU Cereal Variety Selection Tool Mobile App Survey
to complete the user survey after testing out the app.