Machinery and equipment are major cost items in farm businesses since many years in different countries. In the last years, moreover, high power machines, new technologies, higher prices for spare parts and energy contributed to the rising of the machines costs.The possibility to know in advance such costs is strategic for the farmers, but the agricultural machine cost determination available by internet applications are lacking of a mobile app.Aim of this work is to fill this gap with an easy to use mobile app, to determine the real machineries costs in different field operations and makes them available via web mobile application using a cross-platform approach.This paper describes the features of the web mobile app AMACA (Agricultural Machine App Cost Analysis) created by the authors using HTML language for the content, JavaScript for the logic part and CSS as a presentation style. To accelerate the development, the jQuery Mobile (JQM), a touch-optimized JavaScript library, was used. AMACA allows the analysis of traction costs and operation costs. The tool is free, readily available and does not need any installation on the end users devices. The tool was presented at service companies in agriculture, and people liked its features (mobile availability, easy of use, email parameters and results, easy cost calculation).

AMACA: Agricultural MAchine Cost Analysis app

Alessandro Sopegno;Angela Calvo;Remigio Berruto;Patrizia Busato
2016

Abstract

Machinery and equipment are major cost items in farm businesses since many years in different countries. In the last years, moreover, high power machines, new technologies, higher prices for spare parts and energy contributed to the rising of the machines costs.The possibility to know in advance such costs is strategic for the farmers, but the agricultural machine cost determination available by internet applications are lacking of a mobile app.Aim of this work is to fill this gap with an easy to use mobile app, to determine the real machineries costs in different field operations and makes them available via web mobile application using a cross-platform approach.This paper describes the features of the web mobile app AMACA (Agricultural Machine App Cost Analysis) created by the authors using HTML language for the content, JavaScript for the logic part and CSS as a presentation style. To accelerate the development, the jQuery Mobile (JQM), a touch-optimized JavaScript library, was used. AMACA allows the analysis of traction costs and operation costs. The tool is free, readily available and does not need any installation on the end users devices. The tool was presented at service companies in agriculture, and people liked its features (mobile availability, easy of use, email parameters and results, easy cost calculation).
MECHTECH 2016 Conference
Alghero
29th May-1st June 2016
Mechanization and new technologies for the control and the sustainability of agricultural and forestry systems
Università di Sassari Dipartimento Agraria
68
71
979-12-200-1098-6
agricultural machinery costs, agricultural mobile app, agricultural operation cost
Alessandro Sopegno; Angela Calvo; Remigio Berruto; Patrizia Busato
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
AMACA AgriculturalMAchineCost Analysis app MECH TECH.pdf

Accesso aperto

Descrizione: Authors final version
Tipo di file: POSTPRINT (VERSIONE FINALE DELL’AUTORE)
Dimensione 628.89 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
628.89 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2318/1652473
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact